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Old 03-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
Jana Frank
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tender wrists

Hi

I need help with my wrists before it turns into an injury. I have a thing I call tender wrists. Each time I put a pressure on my wrists I feel that they are tender and that if I force it any further it will develop into pain and injury.

When doing whatever that puts pressure to my wrists I feel a discomfort in my wrist joint. I've experienced this before I started doing CF and it escalated to a point when I couldn't apply any pressure at my wrists at all.
I don't work with heavy loads. I usually start feeling the discomfort during the warm up push-ups. I do the push-up with my knees on the floor to avoid extra pressure. When I work with my loads overhead, I don't work with loads heavier than 10 kg.
When I do dead lifts my wrists are fine.


So, is this a flexibility problem, wrist-strength problem....?

Thanks for your comments and suggestions,
Jana
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: tender wrists

Hey Jana,
Id check with your doctor or pysio, find out your limits and becareful.

Im not a doctor so I can't really answer your question but I can tell you what I do as my wrists get sore due to a car accident years ago.

I tape and wrap my wrists as I do a lot of boxing. Cross fit and weight lifting I can get away with just strapping tape.

Push ups I find less painful on my nuckles, keeping the wrist straight. Also using those handle assist things. (cant remember their name)

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Re: tender wrists

My wrists have gotten better over the years with use. When I started CF I would do push ups with my hands around a set of dumbells. Seemed to help quite a bit.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: tender wrists

I got some wonderful wrist wraps from WalMart, believe it or not. Golds Gym brand. They're $5 and help provide some extra support for bar movements (thrusters, cleans, snatches)
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: tender wrists

Are your wrist possibly related to repetitive stress injury? RSI
indicate that such injuries involve repetition, and can also be caused by force, rapid movement, overuse, static loading, excessive strain, uncomfortable positioning of limbs or holding one’s posture in an unnatural, constrained or constricted position.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:46 AM   #6
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Re: tender wrists

Hi all
Thanks for suggestions. I started doing the push-ups on my nuckles and it works fine for me.

See you,
Jana
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Re: tender wrists

Gymratwristwraps.com have the soft wraps that you can easily tighten or loosen. Better than the old school velcro stiff. They have ones that say crossfit on them. They are like one's worn in the games sometimes. Also, fish oil helps.
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