Pain in left wrist. Possible tendon strain. Advice?

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    Jun 18, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    I've had a pain in my left wrist, I think it could be a tendon strain. It's been about 2.5 months, only time I feel pain is by either twisting the arm (slight pain) or lifting weight through a 'curl' position (more pain). Trip to the doctors office didn't help.

    I've been taking ibuprofen and icing it. Pain hasn't subdued and it's still preventing me from doing most arm work-outs. Any advice? Anyone ever had a similar problem?

    Here's a picture, if that helps. I may have more luck in an actual medical related board.

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    Jun 18, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Go to the doctor.
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    Jun 18, 2012 1:51 PM GMT
    If you've already seen the doc and are doing what the doc has suggested, I'd just rest it and stop putting pressure on it. I had a similar pain for a while, but in my situation, I just needed some rest. I was doing too many flat-palm pushups at the time.
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    Jun 18, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Just had tendinitis on the other side of the wrist from you. Put my off gym and lifting for 3 months. Couldn't even turn a door-knob without inflicting pain, so I ended up getting a steroid jab to quell the inflammation.

    Go see a doctor, and put on a splint to immobilize the joint.
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    Jun 18, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    Looks like u had the the same problem. I tried everything but doc sent me to a sports med doc specializeing in wrist problems. He gave me a cortizone shot( hurt like hell) pain went away and I can lift again. Get u some good workout gloves the kind that wraps around the wrist that provides support. Val
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Wrap it daily/nightly and rest it. Wrapping it encourages circulation in the area, which helps healing. But you have to rest it.
  • bkjhebert

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    Jun 18, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    I had similar pain and like some of the other comments, the doctor gave me a couple of steroid shots, put me in a (removable) brace and gave me a few exercises to do with my arm. I had to stop doing flat palm push-ups and adjusted a few other exercises. I also bought an armband that I wear just below the elbow when I workout. I don’t know why the armband works, but it does. Be patient.
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    Jun 18, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    I've got some constant pain in my left wrist but it isn't bad enough to stop lifting. Any time I'm doing anything that causes it to flex back heavily (cleans, front squats, etc) I'll use a wrist wrap. I also like them for heavy overhead stuff like snatches and overhead squats. It just gives a little more stability.

    http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-wrist-wraps-2130.php

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    Could be different things, no one here is going to know.

    As someone who has a wrist injury, been to rehab for it for a short while and still lives with it... get it treated. See another doctor or a specialist. Don't stop treatment when it's almost gone, get it completely gone or you'll deal with it for life.

    Stretch a lot, just stop if it's in pain. My physio told me that when you work it too hard and there's pain, it's actually scarring the (tendon I think he said), which won't heal. Nip it in the bud while it's simple to.

    I can't do pushups still, years later.
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    MTNow saidI've had a pain in my left wrist, I think it could be a tendon strain. It's been about 2.5 months, only time I feel pain is by either twisting the arm (slight pain) or lifting weight through a 'curl' position (more pain). Trip to the doctors office didn't help.

    I've been taking ibuprofen and icing it. Pain hasn't subdued and it's still preventing me from doing most arm work-outs. Any advice? Anyone ever had a similar problem?

    Here's a picture, if that helps. I may have more luck in an actual medical related board.

    SAksw.jpg


    I've had this a couple of times. It's probably a tendon strain. I would suggest a trip to the doctors office, but rest (or at least avoiding the movements that cause discomfort) is usually enough. If it doesn't clear up, you may have a worse problem like a sprain or a tear.
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Thanks for the comments. Sounds like my best option is to continue being patient, I'll see the doctor again if the pain continues for another month or so. I wasn't sure if 2.5 months of this was ridiculous, but sounds like these kinds of injuries might take awhile to heal.
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    Jun 19, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Don't wait until it gets worse, that's how chronic injuries develop. I've had wrist pain for over 3 years now, I didn't take proper care of it when I first got injured; I'm obviously regretting it now.

    Look into therapeutic ultrasound, electrode, heat and laser therapy, they knocked off my chronic shoulder pain and I'm finally on my way to a full recovery for my wrist.

    ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    Communication saidDon't wait until it gets worse, that's how chronic injuries develop. I've had wrist pain for over 3 years now, I didn't take proper care of it when I first got injured; I'm obviously regretting it now.

    +1
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
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    Communication saidDon't wait until it gets worse, that's how chronic injuries develop. I've had wrist pain for over 3 years now, I didn't take proper care of it when I first got injured; I'm obviously regretting it now.

    +1


    +3. I had a shoulder injury that developed into adhesive capsulitis because I didn't know what to do with it - I favored it too much. 3.5 months later it was just getting worse, day by day. Two visits to the orthopedist and several physical therapy sessions later, I'm almost as good as new.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    I agree with the other guys who say follow the doctor's prescription. Additionally, you may want to stop exercising for a while to give it a rest. Lastly, might want to look at your technique while lifting. Your form might be wrong or you might be lifting too much weight. So all the rehabilitation n rest won't help if you're performing an exercise in the wrong manner. You will simply reinjure it once back in the gym.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    Hey man, icing only stop swelling. Need ALTERNATE icing and very hot water 10-15 times twice daily to bring fresh blood to accelerate healing.

    If it's tendonitis, which is highly unlikely where it is, deep electric current (and/or ultrasound) can help stimulate healing.... Eat turmeric, horseradish, on alternate meals with peppermint tea to stimulate circulation-cooling of the body. Go easy on the horseradish (wasabi) as it stimulates ejaculation big time... unless you don't mind that.