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Can You Lift Weights After Your Wrist Heals
Time frame: About 2 months at the earliest.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
My shoulders, elbows, wrist and ankles pop like sound when begining to lift weights. Can it mean arthritus?
No: Joint cracking or popping is normal as long as it does not cause pain. ...Read more
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
I believe to have a vein or artery pulsating at the top of my right hand. Should I go see a doctor? Is this normal? BTW I do lift weights in the gym.
Normal: Completely normal if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more
My bones are short and em 17 years old. Sometimes u feel pain at my wrist whenever I lift a weight, not to much heavy weight, ?
Fractured my wrist on New Years eve! Op on New Years day. 2 K wires. Removal in 12 days. Cast for 14 days after. When can I go to gym And lift weight?
This must B asked of: -your surgeon as well as healing. For a young kid it is way 2 early, 6-8 wks minimum. Talk 2 your surgeon about this please! ...Read more
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
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
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
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