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Sore Wrists
Sore Wrists
11/30/12 10:21 AM
Hi Everyone!

I am new, well on day 12 of the P90X, loving it so far, yes its kicking my butt but I find each week and workout I am getting stronger

Now my issue is my wrists on the push ups and the first 1/2 of yoga......they are so sore this week that I had to skip all the downward dog stuff in Yoga....sitting here even typing my right wrist is sore and I didnt do push ups today!

Suggestions? I did buy the push up bars and they have helped with putting the pressure in the right spot now....I do ice, I can not take advil or any anti inflammitories due to medication I am on for my colitis

Any suggestions would be fantastic!!

Thanks so much!
Sherylene
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RE: Sore Wrists
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11/30/12 10:46 AM as a reply to Skatebunny.
Skatebunny:
Hi Everyone!

I am new, well on day 12 of the P90X, loving it so far, yes its kicking my butt but I find each week and workout I am getting stronger

Now my issue is my wrists on the push ups and the first 1/2 of yoga......they are so sore this week that I had to skip all the downward dog stuff in Yoga....sitting here even typing my right wrist is sore and I didnt do push ups today!

Suggestions? I did buy the push up bars and they have helped with putting the pressure in the right spot now....I do ice, I can not take advil or any anti inflammitories due to medication I am on for my colitis

Any suggestions would be fantastic!!

Thanks so much!
Sherylene


Hi Sherylene,

The push bars should help you. What's causing the pain in your wrists is that they are in a flexed position when performing pushups. This causes stress on the joints and tissue in that area. The bars keep your hands straight and in line. You wrists could still be hurting because this is an overuse injury. Typing on a keyboard only adds to the problem. Best thing you can do for an overuse injury is give it rest and ice. This should lower the inflammation. Once this subside and now using your bars, I think you will be ok moving forward.

In Health,

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Sore Wrists
11/30/12 12:38 PM as a reply to Skatebunny.
Yes, this is a common yoga problem for beginners. In down dog, plank and other positions like that the key is proper alignment of your arms, shoulders, hands and fingers. First, make sure your hands are no more and no less than shoulder length apart. Now, on to hand position. Your pointer (index) fingers should point forward (toward the front of the mat). Your thumbs should be pointing at each other and the rest of your fingers should be spread apart. A term you always hear in yoga is to "ground" your feet or hands. Basically that just means to cultivate an awareness and try to get your weight spread across the whole hand rather than focussed on one side or another. I'm guessing your soreness will be alleviated between push-up stands and proper downward dog hand position.
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RE: Sore Wrists
12/1/12 5:50 AM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Ok Thanks for the answers :-)

Hopefully this week my writs wont be as sore!
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