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Old 05-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Having minor aches in my wrist from time to time following training, have slacked on the wrist push-ups lately, im sure that is contributing to the pain somehow. Most of the pain is on the lateral side of my wrist.

I am looking for effective strategies to aid in alleviating my wrist pain. Will consistent wrist push-ups and ice help? I have looked into gymnastic wrist supports and came across the tiger paw, but honestly that seems a little extreme for one who is only working basic progressions 3 days a week. Is their a wrapping technique that could be done with simple athletic tape?

The pain is nothing major. Just a little irritation from time to time.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Strengthen up the wrists and it goes away...

In the meantime if you don't supposed yourself on top in neutral wrist position you should consider doing that as a work around for now.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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i've recently started doing reverse curls (pronated curls or whatever) between rounds of handstand work. these make my hands feel much more fluid and potent when i do subsequent handstand work.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:10 PM   #4
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Strengthen up the wrists and it goes away...

In the meantime if you don't supposed yourself on top in neutral wrist position you should consider doing that as a work around for now.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #5
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i've recently started doing reverse curls (pronated curls or whatever) between rounds of handstand work. these make my hands feel much more fluid and potent when i do subsequent handstand work.
Yeah I have started adding curls after my back-lever work and does the same for my elbow.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:06 AM   #6
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well i think trying them pronated is worth a shot since it stresses the wrist extensors more.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:45 AM   #7
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well i think trying them pronated is worth a shot since it stresses the wrist extensors more.
Yeah, if you're going to do curls then do them pronated for the extensors.

I personally like rice bucket's effectiveness.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:56 AM   #8
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Radial-ulnar deviation exercises
http://sport.i-mix.info/wrist-exerci...-with-a-board/
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
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These have helped me:
* contrast baths, a few times a week
* sweatbands for the wrists, just for extra warmth
* thoroughly SMR'ing the neck, biceps, forearm, and hands with a golf ball

As far as rehab exercises go, I like the forearm roller, while holding the weight out in front of you. Do it both "forwards" and "backwards" and don't skimp on the eccentric. A 5lb plate ought to be plenty.

I felt like the rice bag did more harm than good for me. It's too easy to overdo it (either in duration or depth/"resistance"), I think.
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Do it both "forwards" and "backwards" and don't skimp on the eccentric. A 5lb plate ought to be plenty.
Whoops. I was doing 130lb last week. Guess I kinda came at that the wrong way.
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