Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Soma Double Cross Disc
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Riding with stitches
I cut my finger with a kitchen knife about a week ago, and as a result I have 4 stitches in my left middle finger. It was a clean cut, right through the ball of the finger, and at this writing is healing nicely (knock on wood). I have an opportunity to do a longish road ride (3-4 hrs) tomorrow, but I'm concerned about disturbing the stitches.
If the stitches were in a place that undergoes a lot of flex and stress, such as anywhere on the legs or abdomen, I wouldn't even be thinking about this, but assuming I keep the injury site well wrapped and don't use that finger too much for shifting, etc., does anyone think it will be a problem? On the day of the ride, it will be just under 7 days since the injury. I'm due to have the stitches out on the 10th day, just for reference.