I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, but over the past 2 years when I pull myself through the water I have been getting a lot of pain in my hands, it appears just below my knuckles (towards the palm) on the palm side of my hand the pain appears in both hands after I have swam for a short while, roughly about 1/4 of a Mile.
I am pretty certain that there is very little wrong with my technique, as I have had this looked at by multiple trainers who have swam/trained and taught at a competitive level, to see if this is the problem, they said my stroke looks fine.
I have tried having a break from swimming for a few weeks to see if my hands just need time to recover/heal and I have also tried swimming more frequently to try and strengthen them up, neither has worked.
It feels like poking a bruise, but Worse and like I need to crack my knuckles.
Is there any equipment around which could possibly help me, such as swimming hand supports or anything else that you guys can think of?
EDIT: Whilst looking at my hand at work on close inspection I can see that the knuckle for my little finger is very slightly and very faintly bruised, I'm not sure if this is from my swim last night or it was already there.