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What do your wrists look like?

What do your wrists look like?

complex area: The wrist connects the hand to the forearm. 5 hand bones 2 forearm bones and 8 carpal bones come together to maker up the wrist. The wrist bones are held together by a complex ligaments that allows the wide and varying motions of the wrist. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my wrists?

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How can I strengthen my wrists?

Resistance training: Using either weights or resistance bands to create tension in both the flexor and extensor muscles repetitively is a good method of strengthening the wrists. My preferred method is using resistance bands to do isometric strengthening exercises - i.e. Create tension in the wrist then hold for 10+ seconds, repetitively. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How can I make my wrists thinner?

How can I make my wrists thinner?

Gee: I'm not sure that's possible...what i the world do you need this information for??? There is very litte body fat in the wrists themselves!! Ask question again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more

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Any exercises that work to strenthen my wrists?

Any exercises that work to strenthen my wrists?

Multiple: A good hand therapist or trainer will have a great home program. However..Silly putty/thera putty round into a ball then squeeze then round. Take a dowel with a weight hanging from rope..Then twist dowel both directions to bring weight to dowel. Tuck elbow into side while holding a hammer in your hand then turn palm up and down...Just a couple to get you going. ...Read more

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Why do my wrists hurt when I type on the keyboard?

Why do my wrists hurt when I type on the keyboard?

Ergonomics: You may be developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Make sure you keep your wrists straight while typing and have a soft gel cushion to rest them lightly upon. If the problem persists despite these measures see your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

Several exercises: Try exercises like gripping a stress ball or a formal grip strengthener, farmer's carries, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any good exercises for strengthening wrists?

Many different ones: Exercises that focus on gripping, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls all will help strengthen the muscles which span the wrist joint. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some exercises for strengthening wrists?

Wrist 'rollers': Wrist' rollers ' are an excellent way to increase wrist and forearm strength and are commonly performed by top- flight baseball players and golfers. Do them correctly!( look them up). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is something wrong with me? I like the pain of cutting my wrists.

Is something wrong with me? I like the pain of cutting my wrists.

Coping?: This may be a way of coping. When one feels empty inside - they may cut to feel something. When one hurts emotionally - they may distract themselves by making themself hurt even more physically. I don't think too many people do it purely as a form of masochism. I recommend that you get professional behavioral health care. Take care. ...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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At work some times my wrists hurt on and off during work and after ?

Use: Hard or repetitive use makes joints and tendons hurt. Try to cut back on hard use, increase rest time, Ibuprofen are some ways to help this. If things are really bad beyond that, then certainly have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have pain in my wrists when I try lift something slightly heavy or move them to quickly?

I have pain in my wrists when I try lift something slightly heavy or move them to quickly?

Sprained?: You might have sprained your wrists by lifting or straining them too vigorously. If you use your wrists a lot , you may also be having some arthritis in these joints. The best treatment would be avoiding activities which caused the problem is the first place. See orthopedist if problem becomes disabling or intolerably painful. NSAID (oral or topical), ice/heat pad may also be tried for relief. ...Read more

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I've been a self-harmer for a while, mostly cutting, on the wrists. Is there any Heath risks to that?

I've been a self-harmer for a while, mostly cutting, on the wrists. Is there any Heath risks to that?

Yes: The health risks include infection, scarring, excessive bleeding and psychological trauma. I hope you will seek help through your doctor and a counselor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Use dumbbells: And high repetitions with light weight to start. Do it from a sitting position with your forearms in your thighs so you work only the forearm muscle groups. Do it both directions with the hands facing down and up ...Read more

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What does small and frail wrists indicate? Does it mean im still growing? No one in my family has tiny wrists except for me and my sister shes 12

Variant of normal: Small children have small wrists, but if they appear frail it is possible that the maturation is delayed. This can be determined by an x-ray of the wrist to assess the age of the wrist bones relative to your age. If there is a significant delay, a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist is appropriate. The frailness can also mean that the long bones need to be x-rayed. ...Read more