Hello guys and gals.
I've this year got back into boxing to help after a recurrence of a back problem. The backs going OK i know what to do there and the trainer at the local gym has actually had the same problem. I've only been able to go there once though due to family stuff and the back flaring up. I have a gym here at work and a bag at home which I have used 3-4 times a week. I use 12Oz leather training gloves on the bags. I seem to have bruised the knuckle on my right hand above my middle finger (the one the kids call the "Rude Finger")last week sometime. It was quite sore and a little swollen to the right of the knuckle with only a slight change in colour. I have iced it a fair bit and not done any bag work since last Thursday and the swelled part has reduced but there is a small amount of pain when making a tight fist or if i hit it, like i friggin accidentally did on the bathroom door. So my questions are - should i persist with the ice each day and when should i resume the bag work do you think?