“Angiogram showing damaged/decreases vascular tissue in the index finger of a yo-yo master.”
This does keep popping up all over the web as a viral image… and courtesy @DocPop there’s an video explainer with Dazzling Dave Schulte about it!
TL;DR there was a vasiospasm in the finger that was blocking off the blood flow.
He went on blood thinners, but the side effects were quite bad so he quit after a while. The good news is that this seemed to fix the blockage, and his finger got back to normal.
“If I took another angiogram it’d probably be much, much better.”
It wasn’t like yo-yos regularly damage your finger this way… the way he describes it, it was the yo-yo returning to his hand really hard over and over that the doctor said could trigger it.
Also note that he puts the string on the other finger…
… so the problem finger wasn’t the one with the string on it.
I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced tendonitis or RSI or recurring finger pain from yo-yos?