Bowling is a much-loved sport in America. From having fun with friends to bowling in a professional tournament, this activity is enjoyable for all ages! But it’s important to know how to avoid certain injuries to ensure maximum fun! Discover three of the most common bowling injuries and how to avoid them:
Bowler’s thumb usually occurs in bowlers who put a lot of spin on their bowling ball. If your thumb’s hole is too tight, it can also pinch the ulnar nerve inside of your thumb. If your bowler’s thumb injury is not serious, a little rest and correcting the ball size will fix the issue. (Or, if you purchase your own bowling ball, you won’t have to search for the perfect ball each time you go to Rab’s Country Lanes!)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
You may be surprised to see carpal tunnel syndrome on the list of possible bowling injuries. Most people associate this painful occurrence with computer users and mechanics. However, bowlers can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, as well. If you feel numbness or tingling in your forearm and hand, it’s likely that a nerve in your wrist is compressed. Icing and resting the afflicted hand and arm is vital for relief.
It’s not uncommon to leave the bowling alley with a sore shoulder. Your shoulder plays a vital part in your bowling game. Your arm and shoulder are moving in a repetitious motion, and if your form is incorrect, shoulder injuries are likely to occur. To combat this injury, make sure to study proper bowling techniques before going to Rab’s Country Lanes. Stretching your shoulders, arms, legs, and hands is also important.
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Cherry Brown says
The greatest that’s ever happened to me was a very large family came up and just stared at me after I threw like 2 strikes, and I finished the game with like a 190 and they all looked amazed. One of the kids came up trying to grab my ball and said “Maybe if I use this ball I can do that too” and he attempted lifting it and he couldn’t. So the father wanted a turn at it and he picked up and right before he threw I panicked and told him not to throw it and he asked “why?” So I explained I had just bought the ball the day before and he was like “Wow, I didn’t know you could buy bowling balls!” So he walked over to the ball racks, and told each of his 7 kids and his wife to pick a ball, which they all did. They then walked up to the counter, placed 20 dollars on the counter and tried to walk out. Needless to say I laughed for about 20 minutes after.
Is it normal for the day after bowling for both of your arms to be sore and tingling
Rab's Country Lanes says
Sore, yes… Tingling, not so sure… You should rest and see how you feel after. Sometimes after not doing physical activity after a while, these symptoms are normal.
Robert Cogburn says
I wouldn’t think so, Would depend on how heavy your ball is, your technique and how many games you played. I don’t know why your non bowling arm and hand would be tingling. Could possibly be carpal tunnel syndrome.
David Craig says
I’m 75, use a 15 1/2 lb ball and bowl 3 times per week on average. Lately I’ve been experiencing carpal tunnel symptoms in my bowling wrist and hand so I have begun intensely researching the situation. I am wearing a wrist brace as much as I can tolerate, am doing stretching exercises and using an ice pack. Doing these things has helped a little; but not what I call, enough. The latest thing I’ve incorporated is sleeping with my arm on a pillow. This seems to be helping more…only time will tell. Surgery will be a last resort.