/ Wrist injury on overhangs?
Anyone had anything similar? Trying to avoid paying for a physio if I can but need it fixed before September! So thought I would try here first before I took the thirty quid plunge...
It sounds like something similar to what i did and its a prtial dislocation. To be honest you should have probably gone to see a physio the first time, as now youve done it twice on the same wrist it is likely to occur more often ... thats obviously a very bad thing.
Strapping up and resting is no good, you need to do some properly formed trainign to rebalance the weak areas of you wrist (if it is indeed a dislocation).
If it does it again you could be looking at an operation to stop it happening.
Be careful and good luck. It took 6 months for my wrist to heal properly.
Once you get it diagnosed or similar by a professional a Powerball may help a fair bit in strengthening the wrist. That, too, costs money though so more decisions to make...
Can you do press ups?
I had a similar problem down the outside of my wrist, also made a loud popping noise. Went to 2 different hospitals but said I'd sprained my wrist. Paid £45 for a physic and told me straight away - torn my ulnar triangular fibrocartlidge complex. Ended up needing surgery!
Definitely see a physio!
Its very very easy to overtrain on fingerboards etc becauee they're so static and provide so little variation, so your constantly hitting the same muscle/tendons/fibers and they will eventually give in, overtraining like this makes certain parts of you weaker - as i found out !
Variety is the name of the game with this sort of strength training.
Get well soon.
It crunches and makes little popping noises from flexion, extension, abduction and adduction but not the other two.
I can do about three push ups before I can't get off the ground anymore! I tend not to do them that much because I'm crap at them. It doesn't seem to hurt my wrist at all. I've severely sprained my shoulder before and the pain isn't quite the same. It's more of a sharp ache (if that exists!). Oh actually that's why I stopped climbing one session because my wrist went when I was bouldering and I woke up the next day with a sprained shoulder which was a bit odd.
I started using it regularly for about three weeks (twice a week, so only six-ish times in total) and it started to niggle at my elbows so I stopped and started doing antagonistic exercises to stop them hurting. I can't do long on it anyway because I can only do ten-ish pull ups so each session was maybe ten-fifteen minutes long.
Good luck. Oh, and go slacklining; its good when your out of action for a while.
Don't bother with GP/Walk in/A & E they'll just fob you off.
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