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Doctor insights on: Can You Lift Weights After Your Wrist Heals

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How long does it take for a fractured hand to heal so that I can lift weights again?

How long does it take for a fractured hand to heal so that I can lift weights again?

6 weeks: Hand fractures generally take six weeks to heal. I would avoid weight lifting until at least six weeks after your injury. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam and x-rays to make sure your bone is healed before you return to weight lifting. ...Read more

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Could I ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Could I ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Depends on injury: What was your injury and what was the treatment? Need to know to answer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Please tell me, could I ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Yes: Treatment depends on your wrist injury. The worst injury could lead to a wrist fusion. This would lead to no up and down wrist motion but give good pain free strength. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in my wrists when I lift weights. What's wrong?

I'm having sharp pain in my wrists when I lift weights. What's wrong?

Couple things...: This could be the start of osteoarthritis, stress fractures, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Any of these things could cause problems when you lift weights. If you have pain and tingling in your hands, more likely carpal tunnel syndrome. If this continues, I would recommend xrays and physical exam. May need MRI or bone scan depending on findings. Hope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

Yes: If fracutre is healed. Wrist will need some occupational therary to get it strong. Due to cast and inactivity the wrist will look thinner, will be stiff, and weak initially. Therapy will get wrist back to normal funciton. Go slow and steady. ...Read more

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Should you lift weights with a ganglion cyst on your wrist?

Should you lift weights with a ganglion cyst on your wrist?

Of course: If it is asymptomatic with no pain and does not restrict your wt lifting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lift weights if you have had previous wrist injuries?

Is it safe to lift weights if you have had previous wrist injuries?

Risk of pain: Free weights are very stressful on the hands, wrists and elbows. I usually recommend using universal/nautilus or other machines that allow you to work your arm muscles by pushing your forearms against pads so you save your small joints. ...Read more

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My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when I get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?

My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when I get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?

Noises are common: Lots of things in the body make noise, but are harmless. If you aren't having symptoms such as pain, or stiffness, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Would I be able to lift weights for bodybuilding again. After carpel tunnel hand surgery?

Yes: Carpal tunnel surgery releases a band of tissue in the wrist that retains finger flexors and the median nerve. Once released and sufficent time has passed (often requiring pt or occupational) normal activities may be resumed. The timing of which depends on the amount of inflammation and your surgeons advice. ...Read more

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I lift a lot of weights and my wrists are hurting, is this common?

I lift a lot of weights and my wrists are hurting, is this common?

Get examined: Lifting too much weight may cause wrist sprain or tear. Lifting on injured wrist may delay healing or worsen injury. ...Read more

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My wrist starting hurting out of no where, when it's not in motion it just feels stiff. If I try to lift weight, or bend forward, sharp pain, any idea?

Explanation: You may have this problem due to intensive using computer or phone. Your wrist just overused and need more rest. Some people develop "carpal tunnel syndrome " in young age and to prevent that you need to be careful. ...Read more

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What can be done about dorsal wrist impingement in both wrists? Doc told me there's nothing that can be done and to live with it? Wish to lift weight

Treatment options: Dorsal wrist impingement occurs when the dorsal wrist capsule is pinched between the ecrb tendon and the dorsum of the scaphoid carpal bone. Treatment is usually steroid injection and rest. If unsuccessful than arthroscopic debridement or resection of that area of the dorsal capsule is indicated. ...Read more

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I lay arm on flat surface and with 2 or 3 pds weight do wrist curls for 2 min. Would this cause shoulder pain? Pain when I lift whole arm crosswise

I lay arm on flat surface and with 2 or 3 pds weight do wrist curls for 2 min. Would this cause shoulder pain? Pain when I lift whole arm crosswise

No: We use the cross arm test for diagnosis. This is a sign of an old injury that has partially torn the shoulder joint capsule. An MRI is diagnostic and the Rx is arthroscopic repair. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when I lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?

Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when I lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?

Wrist sprain: This could take a minimum of 6 weeks and sometimes up to 3 months to heal. You should be using a brace for support. Check with doctor for followup exams and treatment options. ...Read more