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My hands have been sore after dozens of punches with MMA-style light gloves on a heavy-bag.

I'm wondering if many strikes to a heavy-bag (many of which likely land on the proximal (third from end of fingers) phalange bones rather than being "good" 2-knuckle-punches) over a long period of time could lead to arthritis.

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    I haven't found anything substantive one way or another, although there is a lot of speculation. – Macaco Branco Jul 31 '19 at 14:01
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MMA style gloves (and boxing gloves) do not provide adequate protection for your hands. You need hand wraps under the gloves. You are damaging your hands - specifically the connective tissue and it will get worse as you continue.

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    This doesn't answer the basic question about arthritis. – JohnP Jul 31 '19 at 17:57
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    Do you have a source for this? – TimothyAWiseman Jul 31 '19 at 18:01

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