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Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

Not exercise per se: There are certain forms of therapy that can aid in preventing and treating carpal tunnel, but generally not exercise. In fact, for the most part it is important to avoid "overuse" or "repetitive trauma" to the wrist and underlying median nerve which happens with repeated or prolonged flexion of the wrist. But, various forms of deep massage at the volar wrist may be of some help along with... ...Read more

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Hi, can wrist curls be good for elbow tendonitus?

Hi, can wrist curls be good for elbow tendonitus?

To prevent it: Wrist curls, flexing the wrist with a very light dumbbell with palm facing forward or backward (reverse wrist curl), can strengthen the forearm and elbow which is good for prevention. But if you already have elbow tendonitis (tennis or golf elbow), then avoiding overuse is advised. Treatment includes rest, icing, an elbow splint, & possibly a cortisone injection if simple measures aren't enough. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Yes, sometimes: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture and 3) the skillfulness of the acupuncturist. Responsiveness is a built- in trait and 3-6 treatments will reveal how well you respond to acupuncture. In general, acupuncture is good for tendonitis. ...Read more

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Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Wrist: Wrist curls, wrist extension, pronation and supination against resistance will do the job. You should have an athletic trainer or physical therapist instruct you. ...Read more

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

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Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles: Resistance traning would be helpful but remember to stretch before and after. ...Read more

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Wrist fracture pronation and supination. What exercises do docs recommend for this?

Wrist fracture pronation and supination. What exercises do docs recommend for this?

Depends: What kind of fracture will determine the proper rehab including supination and pronation. This infor should be conveyed by your doc to the pt folks. ...Read more

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What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

6 pack hand exercise: are good for the hand AND wrist. Strong grasp is part of good wrist function. Additional exercise involve the forearm muscles. The fingr flexors and extensors and the forearm extensor and flexors cross the wrist. Biceos and Tricep exercises are inportant to and doing those work the wrist. AS FAR AS PAIN, exercise may not be a solution to wrist pain and any pain should be EVALUATED BEFORE exercise ...Read more

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What exercise help make your forearm extensor muscle stronger?

What exercise help make your forearm extensor muscle stronger?

Wrist extensions: Patients with lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow have latera elbow pain. Once the pain resolves with medication, rest or local injection, the patient needs to strengthen the dorsal forearm muscles that extend the wrist. This should be done with very light hand weights or therabands. ...Read more

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Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Yes: Tennis elbow will be painful on the lateral (or outside/away from the middle of the body) aspect of the elbow and when you resist wrist extension it accentuates the pain. An elbow hyperextension hurts all over the elbow and particularly in the back. Also, hyperextension injuries result from acute injuries where tennis elbow symptoms generally occur with repetitive trauma. ...Read more

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Will a wrist brace help a torn/loose wrist ligament?

Will a wrist brace help a torn/loose wrist ligament?

Depends: The answer is dependent on the extent of the injury, whether the tendon is just a minor "tear" or a disruption. This is impossible to DX without an exam In the meantime, a brace will help protect from further injury. But you need to see your DR for an exam. ...Read more

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Will exercising make shoulder bursitis worse?

Will exercising make shoulder bursitis worse?

Pain?: Pain may worsen depending on the type of physical activity that you engage in. ...Read more

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Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

YES!: Doing wrist exercises specifically to address wrist strength can put a lot of strain on the wrist and actually strain the muscles and tendons of the wrist. There are good reasons to do wrist stretches but few reasons to do wrist exercises as most upper extremity exercises include the wrist. ...Read more

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Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read more

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How can I relieve tennis elbow (tendinitis)?

How can I relieve tennis elbow (tendinitis)?

Few things to do: Good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities" that caused your elbow trouble (such as playing tennis, hammering, repetitive lifting/twisting of hand/forearm) and use motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval of alterative treatment--different meds, physical therapy, and/or possible cortisone injection. Shockway therapy may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do tennis elbow and golfer's elbow get diagnosed?

How do  tennis elbow and golfer's elbow get diagnosed?

Physical exam: See a physician, and all that is required is a physical exam to determine the location and source of pain. ...Read more

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Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Probably not: Tennis elbow straps work by providing a "counterforce" to decrease the load of the tendons on their attachments at the elbow. ...Read more

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Do calf raises help Achilles tendonitis or make it worse?

Do calf raises help Achilles tendonitis or make it worse?

Not recommended: Stretch rather than loading will help tendonitis. So will using a roll over soled shoe, changing your gait or running distances, and rest. Physical therapy can guide your progress and apply anti-inflammatory techniques. Good luck. ...Read more

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