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Old 05-12-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
Jonathan Cain
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Wrist Injury and Overhead Lifts.

A few weeks ago I injured my right wrist during a CFT, and its been problematic since. Im not sure what I did exactly, but it seems to give me trouble(harsh pain on the outside of the wrist, very localized, not shooting,) in the rack, and at the top of the lift the most. Im pretty sure its a strain, but Im not sure how to correct it. It is less painful if I wear a brace, but I dont want to make the wrist dependant on it. Any sugestions?
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: Wrist Injury and Overhead Lifts.

I used to get wrist pain quite often and I happy to report that I am now pain free.

Have you rested it until it did not hurt anymore? Did you scale the workouts and avoid the pain? How long did you rest it before resuming normal activity? Does it hurt doing all movements?

I used to experience minor wrist pain/discomfort occasionally after many overhead movements and bench press and such.

Assuming your form is spot on some people are simply more prone to wrist pain than others. As suggested by my Ortho Doc if you need to wear wraps you should wear them.

Personally I wear cloth wrist wraps sometimes (something like a boxer would wear) or tape when doing Snatches, OHS, bench press or the any other overhead work. The equation is simple. If I do not wear the wraps I will get wrist pain occasionally, if I wear them no pain... particulary on max efforts.

I can still do the movements without the wrist wraps, the wraps are all about safety, longevity, injury prevention and being pain free. You should not resist wearing them if you need to, to avoid injury.

I would avoid anything that causes pain until you thoroughly understand what the issue is...
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #3
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Re: Wrist Injury and Overhead Lifts.

Rest it 'til pain goes away. With massage of course. Stretch.

Strengthen it. Rice bucket is my particular favorite.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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Re: Wrist Injury and Overhead Lifts.

Steve what is this "Rice bucket" you are referring to? Could you please explain?
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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Re: Wrist Injury and Overhead Lifts.

Since Steven has left the boards, this might be helpful:

(WFS) http://www.isohealth.com.au/article/gripwork.pdf

Talks about gripwork, search for rice bucket in the PDF.
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