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Wrist Pain From Weight Training?

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm

San Francisco Chiropractor comments:

Wow_108c1 Do you get wrist pain after you work out with weights?  If so, you are probably putting too much stress on the wrist joints. And if this keeps happening you are risking causing permanent damage that could result in chronic hand pain. 

The first thing you should do is stop doing the exercises you think are causing the problem. I would also ice the wrists and let them rest for a few days. Then, when you go back to the gym, try a different hand position, or try using some light dumbbells or cables. It's easy to get a good pump without using a lot of weight. Stick with the exercises that do not cause pain or discomfort when you do them, or after.

In addition, try to avoid exercises that cause you to put a lot of flexion or extension into the wrists. There are plenty of exercises you can do with the hands in a neutral position.

Just these few minor adjustments should be enough to fix the problem. If pain persists you should visit your doctor or see a good chiropractor that specializes in treating the upper extremities. Chiropractic adjustments to the wrists, elbow, and shoulders, can work wonders in a short period of time. In fact, chiropractic should be a part of any athletes health maintenance program. All the elite athletes use them. It's not expensive, and your body deserves the same.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at my San Francisco Back and Wrist Pain Center...simply call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

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