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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
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
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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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
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
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
Neither: Both can cause carpal tunnel if not used properly and ergonomically. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
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