Was pushing an intense endurance session last night, and about 45 minutes in I started to feel tender in the A2 on both my index fingers (where I've had pulley injuries in the past). After cooling down, no pain. No pain at all today.
If I recall back to my last power training on the moon board, there were a few times where I had something similar when really pushing hard on a crimp, but 15 minutes later the pain was gone, and nothing the next day. These injuries are >12-18 months old now and I've been pain free and pushing it for at least the last 6-8 months.
This kind of reminds me when I was training for the marathon, I had a few niggles in my knee, and some old shin splint injuries. As I ran through the 26 mile race, I went through stages where an old injury would come back and feel sore for a mile or so, and then it would go away, only to be replaced by a niggle from another injury. I've heard other marathon runner's saying they got the same thing and that, you had to 'work through the old niggles'.
Curious if people notice 'niggles' from old climbing injuries years after they have occurred?
I definitely feel an occasional twinge in my left ring finger even though the original injury is from a long time ago. Not sure if it's a tickle from the old insult or if I'm stressing it too much in general.
I actually get encouraged when niggles happen in other places where I haven't been injured. Because, like the saying goes, "The definition of 'healthy' is when each day something different hurts."
Since this post I've cycled through, pain in R DIP, deltoid pain, neck pain, elbow pain... none seem to last that long, but I think it's that I'm starting to push up the grades now, the intensity I need to climb with is higher, and so I get more 'niggles'.