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04-05-09, 07:15 AM #1
Pain in wrist during pushups
I have had a pain in my wrist during/after push ups for the past year or so (since I have been doing push ups). I figured it is due to the placement of my hands because it hurts less when I place them closer to my head as opposed to near my middle chest. This Saturday we were doing "Bear Crawls" (I think), where you walk around with your arms and legs. Anyway my wrist started hurting after and I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if so, what helped them to fix it. Thanks
04-05-09, 11:05 AM #2
Pain is kind of vague. It could be anything from Carpal Tunnel to tendinitis. Try icing it a couple of times a day. You could be sleeping on it wrong, Try using a wrist guard or brace during the night. When I was younger you I had something called a gangleon(sp?) Basically, it was just an accumulation of fluid on the joint that caused nerves to be pinched every time it was bent. All they did to fix it was take a needle and drain it. ( it was a pretty noticeable bump on the top-middle of my wrist
If icing it or using a brace during the night doesn't help. you should probably get to a Doctor. If it's bothering you at home, it isn't going to get better when you ship.
04-05-09, 11:17 AM #3
What kind of pain? Does it make it hard to rotate? Does it feel like you have no power in it? There are several things that could be wrong...you could even have a broken wrist, my cousin broke his wrist and didn't know about it until about 1.5 years after the fact, it just hurt when he was using it, doctor ended up operating.
I had wrist pain once in my right wrist. It was nearly impossible for me to hold any weight with it. Went to a doctor, got an x-ray, turned out the cartilage was inflamed and being pinched by the bones, a cortizone shot was given to the area and instantly I was fine.
04-05-09, 12:11 PM #4
go see a doctor. you don't want to wind up at boot not being able to do a pushup because you break your wrist or something.
04-05-09, 07:11 PM #5
Actually I know a guy in our RSS who just failed the IST before shipdate because of such a complain. His was a "hair-line" fracture/small tear in the cartilage in his wrist. Which he sustained from do clapping push-ups(go figure)/improper lift techniques.
But from what I remember, when we spoke about the BS situation he was in, he mentioned also it could be related to cartilage deficiency (dont get scared, which he has from BMXing). I assume you might've perhaps damaged or have a bruised cartilage, but it depends on the scale in which the pain you have is at.
I suggest a a MRI scan, and a specialist visit, not gonna find answers here expect loose ends, but I hope that helps.
04-05-09, 08:38 PM #6
I fell about a month ago when playing football and landed on my wrist. When i do pushups now, and at first when I did inward grip pullups, I couldnt do many before stoping. Just make sure you are using correct form when you do this. You said your hands were closer to your head rather than near you chest. Are you talking about diamond pushups, because obviously, those are hard on your wrist. I have no idea what you mean by near your head. Stand up and push your arms out. That is where they should be when you do a pushup if you dont want to put more strain on your joints. Alot of times that you get pain from these things it is due to improper form.
04-05-09, 10:19 PM #7
I think it is due to improper form. I would put my arms too low and it would cause a weird bend to occur. I might have been doing the bear crawl wrong too, which is why my wrist hurt. I don't know. I'll ask my Staff Sergeant next time we do them if I am doing them correctly. Thanks for the tips.
07-05-09, 05:15 AM #8
07-05-09, 12:25 PM #9
I hope you didn't blind yourself blowing the dust off this thread.
07-05-09, 12:34 PM #10
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