Josh Beckett has had a successful career as a major league pitcher, but it might be coming to an end. In his career, Josh won the following:
- Three time all star
- Two World Series championships
- One ALCS MVP
- One World Series MVP
Any time something like that happens to your arm or you start losing feeling and stuff … you think about it for sure. I don’t really want to think like that right now. I want to think about figuring out a way to deal with this.
Causes of Finger Numbness
There are a number of causes that pitchers find:
Rash – Believe it or not, rashes can cause finger numbness. This is especially true with skin irritant rashes such as poison oak and poison ivy.
Burns – Burning your fingers causes nerve issues, which leads to numbness.
Infection – A cut can cause an issue with the nerves in the fingers.
Nerve damage – The catch all and what Beckett probably has is nerve damage.
Treatment for Finger Numbness
Surgery – Nerve surgery allows for the area to be investigate and any nerve crowding to be addressed.
Strength Exercises – These allow a pitcher to build up finger, hand and arm strength.
Outlook for Josh Beckett
The biggest issue is Josh’s outlook. He sounds like a man expecting bad news that will end his career.