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Old 01-19-2008, 06:04 AM   #1
Jason R. McNab
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Pain in Wrist!

I had been experiencing severe wrist pain. Unable to do pushing excercise. It progressively got worse over time. It had a culminating moment. I was on my palms for a extended period of time, on a soft surface, with a hyperextension of both wrists. Missionary position with lady... I recommend a new method I call KING KONG. Support weight with fists. Anyways... There was an initial diagnosis of a ligament tear. I wish I could remember the name of the ligament. It is the one that is most important for wrist flexion that hold two bones aligned when flexing. I went to a wrist specialist for a second opinion. I didnt know there was such a thing, a wrist specialist. Good news no surgery. The diagnosis is a severe case of tendonitis of the thumb tendon. The thumb tendon has a tight path through the wrist and when inflamed can not. Just so happens the tendon path is near that ligament the generalist was concerned about. So with the MRI and the wrist specialist, the correct diagnosis was found. The prescription was steroid injection, Aleve every 12 hours, and physical therapy. You ever see a man make the pain face with 2.5 pounds. haha An important symptom that was overlooked in the initial diagnosis. After a workout, when i moved my thumb it would do what I call a jump. I would move it and then kind of hang up and then snap to its intended path. Doc said I was lucky I didnt have a complete rupture of the tendon.

Here is my question for the trainers. I rememeber something slightly about a sympathetic response to working out one side of the body and mass will still grow or maintain on the other side not worked. I was thinking of doing moderated workouts with the good arm to try to maintain what I can these three weeks off. My intention is not to overload the good arm. But cut everything in half and do it to maintain. If the theory is true maybe promote quicker healing. I also think it may assist everything as whole if I keep it moderate. There is this independant R/L pull down machine at the gym for example. I will continue doing core and lower body workouts. Some sprinting maybe too. My concern, I can easily gain 10 pounds in three weeks of rest. I wish to avoid this.

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Old 01-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Pain in Wrist!

One arm full body movements like one arm clean and jerks and snatches as well as KB stuff tend to not over develop the other arm but give the whole body work which will help out a lot.

Core and lower body stuff would be good as well. HIIT (aka sprint intervals) is very good for promoting the anabolic environment to prevent muscle mass loss.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Re: Pain in Wrist!

Thanks Steven!

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: Pain in Wrist!

Jason,
Where did you experience your pain? This sounds a lot like what I have been fighting for the last couple of months and it just seems to be getting worse. Anything thing that puts pressure on the flat of my hand now hurts. Can't do dips, push ups, and a lot of the lifting. Weird thing is that I feel most of the pain on the top of my hand right where the wrist is flexed. I this what you experienced? I haven't noticed my thumb "jumping" but also haven't looked for it.

If this is what you experienced has the physical therapy helped? I may have to go that route because rest and chiropractic haven't made much of a difference.

Thanks for any info you can offer.
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