Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Wrist pain for over a month

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      AvatarMark Schumacher

      So I’ve been experiencing pain in my right wrist for over a month. The pain is similar to what I’d get the day after doing lots of handstands if I didn’t warm up my wrists. But because this pain has lasted for weeks, I can’t eveb do handstands. I stretch the wrists regularly, but doesn’t seem to do much. And the pain is the worst when I wake up in the morning, probably from sleeping on it funny. Any ideas for improving this?

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      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      Sounds like it is time to see someone about this reoccurring pain. You’ve taken a crack at it and it isn;t improving. It is starting to impact more than handstands without a warm up. Finding out exactly what is going on will help to put together an effective plan.

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      AvatarTom Matchinsky

      As Kaitlin said, best to see someone to make sure there is nothing else going on that might need professional attention. You can do some distraction work at the wrist while moving it around to see if you can relieve some of the symptoms as well as you find someone to see. You may also want to consider doing some wrist flexion, extension, and deviation exercises with some light loads a few times a week as well. Sets of 15 to 20 reps with low loads.

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