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How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

Use handles: Use the handles designed for pushups that place your hands and wrists in a neutral position. Do not place your hands flat on the floor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?

Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?

See a Hand Doctor: Yes your symptoms will be worse if you continue those exercises. See a hand specialist and get treated first. ...Read more

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Is it true that doing pushups can eliminate wrist pain?

Is it true that doing pushups can eliminate wrist pain?

No and be careful: As push-ups are not the way to treat wrist pain while if you have wrist pain and do a modified push up you can strengthen your wrist and forearm it is very dependent upon making sure you first don't make things worse you really need to get a diagnosis first because you want to make sure you're not going to harm yourself with loading your wrists more. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever i put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever i put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.
A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is intramuscular stimulation a good idea for chronic bilateral wrist pain? Pain present when putting pressure while extending wrist, ex: wall push up.

Is intramuscular stimulation a good idea for chronic bilateral wrist pain? Pain present when putting pressure while extending wrist, ex: wall push up.

Chronic bilateral : Wrist pain should be evaluated to include nerve compression, bone issues such as keinbocks, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or lyme disease or inflammatory arthridites, tendinitis, name a few. Not sure what you mean by intramuscular stimulation as there are no significant muscles in your wirst area to stimulate. Tendons nerve blood vessels and bones and ligament are there not muscles. ...Read more

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Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm, in line with middle finger. Occurs when I press the area, or when I stretch by pulling/pushing fingers?

Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm, in line with middle finger. Occurs when I press the area, or when I stretch by pulling/pushing fingers?

The area you: describe is at the "radiocarpal" or "scapholunate" joint. There are many musculoskeletal issues that can cause pain, such as arthritis, ligament tears, fractures, osteonecrosis, tendonitis, or ganglion cysts, just to name a few! You are best off seeing your primary doc who can examine you or get an xray. Ask for a CD of your study, and I can explain it on HT Concierge at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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I have wrist pain when I type. Could this be serious?

I have wrist pain when I type. Could this be serious?

No: Serous? If it's your wrist and it hurts a lot, that may be serious enough for you to change posture, position; take rest intervals; stretch; possibly use anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Wrist splints/wraps are simple and may help too. ...Read more

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I bend it a certain way?

Wrist pain: If you notice a lump @ the wrist at the same time, it may be due to a ganglion cyst which is a form of arthritis where the lining of the wrist bones protrudes out from the bones causing pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extreme wrist pain when i put pressure on it or bend it. What could be wrong?

I am experiencing extreme wrist pain when i put pressure on it or bend it. What could be wrong?

Old trauma: You wrist pain can be caused by structures around the wrist , such as a sore tendon. It may be caused by old wrist trauma that is now becoming a problem.. Splint the wrist a few days and, if you are not allergic to them, start Aspirin or a non steroidal such as Ibuprofen . If you pain persists, see you doctor. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain when i bend my wrist and when i put weight on it, why? I can't do any workout that requires me to put my body weight on it.

I have wrist pain when i bend my wrist and when i put weight on it, why? I can't do any workout that requires me to put my body weight on it.

Need exam!: Apparently no hx. Of any injury to your wrist, correct?How long have you had this pain? Dominant hand?Pain w/ weight bearing could be many things including wrist sprain ( scapholunate ligament injury ), subclinical ganglion cyst, tfcc injury and a host of other things.See your ors for adequate history ; exam., etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

Variable: Impingement, tfc tear, tendonitis, synovitis...See a hand doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I swing a golf club?

Why do I have right wrist pain when I swing a golf club?

Depends: Wrist pain may be caused by multiple causes from ligament and tendon injury to inflammation of the joints and adjoining soft tisuue to tumors nerve problems etc. The cause needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain.When i move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking and increase the pain can u tell me what is the problem?

Wrist Pain: There is not enough information to give you a clear answer. If you have had a recent fall, there are many small bones in the wrist that can be injured, and some of them have tenuous blood supply when injured. If you have had a recent injury i recommend an evaluation including x-rays.
If you are over age 50 there is a good chance this could be early arthritis. There are also other possibilities. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo ?

Many possibilities: At the top of the list would be some form of wrist tendonitis but other possibilities would include latent injury such as unrecognized scaphoid fracture, ligament sprains, occult masses such as ganglia, avn of the lunate (kienbock's), and tfcc injury (though surely not a classic description). You should have a good exam with plain x-rays and possibly an mri. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have wrist pain when i move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking it is ligament problem what is cure of this problem answer me?

Hi I have  wrist pain when i move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking it is ligament problem what is cure of this problem answer me?

Wrist tendons: Can "creak" when fingers are moved, a common problem is tendonitis , especially at the base of the thumb near the radius as the thumb tendons move. Other areas can be involved and other structures like ligaments and bones can mke sound too but often this is dequervainsand it has a strong association with the "creaking" called peritendinous crepitans ( fancy name for creaky tendon). ...Read more

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I get a wrist pain when i clean or wash something using cold water or do some work which required hand effort what should i do?

Wrist pain: RICE - rest, ice, compress, elevate. Sounds like a sprained wrist. If not improve, see a doctor to help diagnose. ...Read more

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I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

No, may be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care, endocrinology, or rheumatology doctor can look for raynaud's and other possible causes. ...Read more

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask! ...Read more

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral. ...Read more

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians. ...Read more

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Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Wrist pain: Proper positioning of the wrist is essential to mininmizing wrist discomfort from compression neuropathies caused by swelling in the wrist area on the median nerve. Using appropriate wrist guards or splinting may be useful. Occasionally a steroid injection may be helpful prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have wrist pain how can I heal it?

Need a diagnosis: There are a zillion causes for wrist pain. This is the most complex joint in the body with 8 bones, multiple ligaments and complicated movements of the bones against each other, the forearm, and the bones of the hand. See your doctor to begin with. It is imperative to diagnose the cause of wrist pain before considering treatment. You may need a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Need Re-Examination : There is always a cause for pain to the wrist, if an examiner does not find anything, re-examination is the next step
if re-examination does not reveal the source, then you need a second opinion.
Doctors will only diagnose the conditions they know about or think about. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been having wrist pain and don't know why?

Nonspecific: Unfortunately, as you can imagine this is a very nonspecific question which cannot be well answered through this type of forum. Wrist pain can arise from many conditions such as joint inflammation, sprain/strain, avascular necrosis, fracture, arthritis, instability, etc, so the best thing would be to see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...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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I am having wrist pain often . Is this because I damaged it while picking up heavy boxes?

Possible: Possible-limit use, heat, antiinflamatory meds and if no better in 10-14 days see physician for imaging studies ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of the keyboard so your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Also use a keyboard not just a laptop. ...Read more