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krispy1138
05-04-2006, 04:32 PM
I've been experiencing pain in my right wrist since the middle of last week. I noticed it the day after training. The pain has not subsided much and it hurts when I turn my wrist or hand. I have a doctor's appointment in 12 days, so I'll bring it up if the pain isn't gone by then, but in the meantime, is there something I should be doing? Also, when I see my PCP, if she needs to give me a referral, is there a specific type of doctor I should ask for?

Thanks!

Mizuno
05-04-2006, 04:35 PM
I was having problems and I went to a neurologist. He wants me to have an mri because he thinks its actually in my neck.
I have always had super weak wrists though...since my volleyball days!

krispy1138
05-04-2006, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Mizuno@May 4 2006, 04:35 PM
I was having problems and I went to a neurologist. He wants me to have an mri because he thinks its actually in my neck.
I have always had super weak wrists though...since my volleyball days!
My wrists are really weak and super skinny. It probably doesn't help that my work for the last 12 years has involved a lot of typing, also.

Mizuno
05-04-2006, 04:39 PM
I am sure that has a lot to do with my problem as well. Now that I am not working I still spend all of my free time on this damn computer!! :lol:

velvet
05-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by krispy1138+May 4 2006, 11:36 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (krispy1138 &#064; May 4 2006, 11:36 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Mizuno@May 4 2006, 04:35 PM
I was having problems and I went to a neurologist. He wants me to have an mri because he thinks its actually in my neck.
I have always had super weak wrists though...since my volleyball days&#33;
My wrists are really weak and super skinny. It probably doesn&#39;t help that my work for the last 12 years has involved a lot of typing, also. [/b][/quote]
I&#39;m in the same boat...my wrists fail before my muscles when doing pushups :baby:

Inatic
05-04-2006, 06:37 PM
i&#39;ve been having wrist problems too. For me it was a result of some tough tennis that imust have been flinging my wrist instead of using proper form and moving hte whole arm. For few months now,it is interferring in some push exercises.

UGH&#33;

Amy
05-04-2006, 06:39 PM
Where is your wrist pain? If you were to do a push-up, would bearing weight hurt?

krispy1138
05-04-2006, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Amy@May 4 2006, 06:39 PM
Where is your wrist pain? If you were to do a push-up, would bearing weight hurt?
It only hurts to bear weight if I have something relatively heavy in my hand, with my palm facing up or to the side. It&#39;s primarily when I turn my hand that I feel it along the outer edge of my wrist.

Amy
05-04-2006, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by krispy1138@May 4 2006, 02:41 PM
It only hurts to bear weight if I have something relatively heavy in my hand, with my palm facing up or to the side. It&#39;s primarily when I turn my hand that I feel it along the outer edge of my wrist.
mmm, that is really intersting....I would definately ask your doctor for a referral to a hand/foot specialist. I&#39;ve seen a lot of pediatriests(sp?) that also specialize or are in the same office as specialists of hands.

It soulds like a tendon or ligament issue. IMO

Scrooge McDuck
05-04-2006, 09:08 PM
You could possibly have a pinched nerve, probably originating from your shoulder. Get somebody to massage your shoulders/shoulder blades, and see if that helps the pain in the wrist. How is your posture? Slouching or bad form when lifting will definatley contribute to a pinched nerve, which in turn can cause wrist pain.

Quack quack&#33;&#33;&#33; :angel:

krispy1138
05-04-2006, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by Scrooge McDuck@May 4 2006, 09:08 PM
You could possibly have a pinched nerve, probably originating from your shoulder. Get somebody to massage your shoulders/shoulder blades, and see if that helps the pain in the wrist. How is your posture? Slouching or bad form when lifting will definatley contribute to a pinched nerve, which in turn can cause wrist pain.

Quack quack&#33;&#33;&#33; :angel:
Hmm, should I take advice from a duck? ;)

(J/K)

Scrooge McDuck
05-04-2006, 09:20 PM
This duck knows her stuff&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :p

Quack Quack&#33;&#33;&#33; :angel:

krispy1138
05-04-2006, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Scrooge McDuck@May 4 2006, 09:20 PM
This duck knows her stuff&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :p

Quack Quack&#33;&#33;&#33; :angel:
Are you sure you&#39;re not just some quack? :lol:

Erik
05-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Seek out a chiropractor that specializes in ART.

I had a huge issue with both mine for a while where gripping killed my wrists, but particularly when I let go of the bar or something.

A few ART appointments and some stretching of my flexors/extensors and the problem was gone and for good.

JivaGirl
05-04-2006, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by krispy1138@May 4 2006, 12:41 PM
It only hurts to bear weight if I have something relatively heavy in my hand, with my palm facing up or to the side. It&#39;s primarily when I turn my hand that I feel it along the outer edge of my wrist.
Do you experience numbness/tingling in your hand or forearm at all? Do you wake up at night w/ your hand asleep?

mackie
05-05-2006, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by krispy1138@May 4 2006, 09:29 PM
Are you sure you&#39;re not just some quack? :lol:
:lol: :happy: :lol:

Mizuno
05-05-2006, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by velvet+May 4 2006, 06:25 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (velvet @ May 4 2006, 06:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by krispy1138@May 4 2006, 11:36 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-Mizuno@May 4 2006, 04:35 PM
I was having problems and I went to a neurologist.* He wants me to have an mri because he thinks its actually in my neck.*
I have always had super weak wrists though...since my volleyball days&#33;
My wrists are really weak and super skinny. It probably doesn&#39;t help that my work for the last 12 years has involved a lot of typing, also.
I&#39;m in the same boat...my wrists fail before my muscles when doing pushups :baby: [/b][/quote]
ya I couldnt do a push up to save my life LOL&#33;&#33;

Inatic
05-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Erik, what kind of stretches. Can you elaborate. They might help me with my tennis/lifting. Lately i&#39;ve been putting an elastic brace on it, just for a little more support. Some exercises bother it, some dont. Depends on the day. Wt&#39;d dips and pushs do.

krispy1138
05-05-2006, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by JivaGirl@May 4 2006, 04:46 PM
Do you experience numbness/tingling in your hand or forearm at all? Do you wake up at night w/ your hand asleep?
No numbness or tingling. The pain is getting worse, though, because now I feel it all the time, and it just worsens when I turn my hand :(

I tried icing it last night but it doesn&#39;t seem to have helped.

Thanks for the post, Erik. I was wondering about ART. I&#39;m in an HMO so I have to see my PCP first anyway. I know I can ask for a referral to a specific doctor so I&#39;ll find out who does ART in my area.

Chelsinator
05-06-2006, 01:39 AM
Sorry, I didn&#39;t read the entire thread yet, but I used to have problems with my right wrist as well...I didn&#39;t know what it was, but I went to my RMT and he did ART on it, and all of a sudden, the pain was gone(I thought it would have taken a lot more time than that...) About a year, the same pain was in my left wrist&#33;&#33; I thought, "Oh shit, not again" but I went to my RMT again hoping that maybe I caught it earlier, and the relief would be the same...well, he felt around, and told me I have faciitis in my palm...:blink: It&#39;s from bench :dry: but with regular treatment, my pain is much less significant.

hemi
05-06-2006, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by JivaGirl@May 4 2006, 05:46 PM
Do you experience numbness/tingling in your hand or forearm at all? Do you wake up at night w/ your hand asleep?
JivaGirl, I get all the above&#33; Do you have any info. about this? TIA.

JivaGirl
05-06-2006, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by hemi@May 6 2006, 07:16 AM
JivaGirl, I get all the above&#33;* * Do you have any info. about this? TIA.
It can be a symptom of ulnar nerve compression. It could be from tightness in your arm or neck/chest area. I see it a lot in clients who do a lot of driving and computer work. When the shoulders start to round forward the pec minor muscle can tighten and compress the brachial plexus causing tightness and tingling all the way down the arm. Massage, physical therapy, stretching your wrist flexors and chest can help.

hemi
05-07-2006, 03:21 PM
Thank you so much for your reply. It most definitely is originating from my neck. Some physical therapy is in order for sure.

Erik
05-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by JivaGirl@May 6 2006, 09:57 AM
It can be a symptom of ulnar nerve compression. It could be from tightness in your arm or neck/chest area. I see it a lot in clients who do a lot of driving and computer work. When the shoulders start to round forward the pec minor muscle can tighten and compress the brachial plexus causing tightness and tingling all the way down the arm. Massage, physical therapy, stretching your wrist flexors and chest can help.
Chiropractor who specializes in Active Release Techniques - high degree of success with issues like that.

Bravogrl27
05-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Just an ergonomic thought here, but when you&#39;re typing, your hands should not be up (with your wrists down low), but rather your hands should be flat or downward (in comparision to your wrist). So adjust your keyboard tray, get a wrist pad, etc. Keys should not be higher than your wrist. I just had an ERGO assessment at work.

hemi
05-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Cool, I&#39;ll search one out. thanks for that tip Thunder.

hemi
05-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Bravogrl27@May 7 2006, 10:25 AM
Just an ergonomic thought here, but when you&#39;re typing, your hands should not be up (with your wrists down low), but rather your hands should be flat or downward (in comparision to your wrist). as

Guilty as charged on that one Bravogrl27. That is the way I am set up at my computer with regard to where my mouse is situated. The keyboard setup is fine, and I really don&#39;t "talk(say)" much on the net but I do a lot of reading so my hand is glued to the mouse and is sitting in an awkward postion. :dry: