Ever try doing a push-up and end up quitting not because of a burning in your chest, but from a burning in your wrists? Chances are this pain is formed because your wrists are not strong enough to support your weight. It’s like putting a weak foundation under a building. If there is too much pressure on that foundation, eventually it will give in and collapse the building. Practicing an exercise involving the wrists, like push-ups, will give a similar result. Exercising with weak wrists will hurt because of a weak foundation.
If you ever feel a pain in your wrists after exercising the first thing you should do is stop whatever you are doing. There is a myth that stretching out your wrists can be beneficial. It is actually better to relax your wrists and not do anything too strenuous until the inflammation has gone away. Stretching or continuing your exercise will only damage your wrists further and will be harder to recover from. You should never power through the pain when your wrists give out.
After your wrists recover, it is time to start to strengthen them. Strengthening your wrists will help prevent them from being injured again. Even if you have never injured your wrists before, it is good to exercise them to prevent any future injury. The best exercises for your wrists are pronation and supination exercises. These exercises give your wrist and forearm the workout they need as well as improved range-of-motion. To perform these exercises, all you need is a CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel and a table.
Before you exercise, be conscious of your wrist strength. If you feel a pain in your wrists, stop using them immediately. If the pain persists it is always wise to see your doctor. He or she can provide the proper treatment and care your wrists need to prevent further damage.
To learn more about the CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel, click here.
For more information on how to treat and strengthen your wrists, click here.
Article written by William Graves.