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I'm 19 and recently started doing push ups. I am 6 feet 3 and weigh around 220 pounds. My problems are radiocarpian joint pain. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Fist pushups

Stop using your wrists as a wieghtbearing joint try perfect push up device fist push ups not every ones wrist can do piush ups comfortably try dumbell bench flys cables ect.

In brief: Fist pushups

Stop using your wrists as a wieghtbearing joint try perfect push up device fist push ups not every ones wrist can do piush ups comfortably try dumbell bench flys cables ect.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. John Moor
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Keep wrists straight

Push ups require wrist hyper extension, and that often hurts.
So, do push ups on fists on carpet or hold onto dumbbells to keep wrists straight and not bent back while doing push ups to avoid pain. Common problem.

In brief: Keep wrists straight

Push ups require wrist hyper extension, and that often hurts.
So, do push ups on fists on carpet or hold onto dumbbells to keep wrists straight and not bent back while doing push ups to avoid pain. Common problem.
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor
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