Screwed up my right wrist/hand. Please help.

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  1. Brett

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    Ok, about a two months ago I started noticing a sharp pain on the top of my right hand kind of where my wrist is but partly on the top of my hand where that bone is. I am right handed and I just noticed it on my forehands, making that repetitive motion hurts. It doesn't hurt hitting backhands.

    Well I lift weights as well and I figured I did it while lifting weights (mostly on biceps) and it just finally strained. Because I was playing a lot of tennis. Well I took about a month off of tennis to see if it would get better, and it did. Well I think I did it again because I played tennis again today after a week or two back. I lifted weights on my biceps so I think that is it.

    Can anyone help me on what I can do to get this thing better? I tried icing it during that first month, but I really want to keep lifting weights too. I don't want to stop. Anyone been through this problem?

    Again, it just hurts with forehands and it's really screwing up my game.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. BullDogTennis

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    i have the same problem. if your working out bicepts dont do straight bar curls use dumbells or the curly bar, its alot easier on the wrist. but you may just need to take off for a while

    Like FedererISBetter said, you can play with it for weeks hurting or you can wait a week and it'll probably be fine
     
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  3. Brett

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    Thanks, but I waited a whole month not playing tennis and just continuing to lift and it didn't help :/
     
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  4. FedererISBetter

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    Maybe you're gripping too hard while lifting the biceps? Or pronating too hard?
     
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  5. Brett

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    Yeah, not sure but it hurts right on the bone on my top right hand and I am pretty sure it's from doing something regarding my bicep exercises.

    Has anyone else had a similar problem like this or can recommend something that would help it besides just icing it every night?
     
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  6. BullDogTennis

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    maybe a wrist brace when you were playing tennis and working out?
     
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    Yea, definately try lifting the biceps but be more conscience about what you are doing that activate the wrist pain. I don't see much you can do about sprain waists... besides time recovery.
     
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    Well, it's technically more on the top of my hand rather than my wrist. No creme or stuff like that? I have been icing it and putting my hand in water mixed with epsom salt.
     
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  9. tennisxlsdk

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    hey Brett, any updates on your pain, I have a similar, posted on another thread but wondering how you are feeling now? I will be finally taking atleast a week or more if necessary, icing and rest for now and see what happens...my pain is my right hand as well, above the wrist on the backside right half when looking at the back of my right hand.
     
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  10. backhand

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    If this is a sharp pain that is only associated with certain movements, otherwise quiet, you may have torn one of the ligaments that connects the carpals (wristbones) or one of the tendons that attach. You've given it plenty of time. Go see a doctor.

    Incidentally, contrary to other posts here, standard PT involves doing light weight movements that flex, extend, twist the hand, much like doing full curls but with 2-5 lbs and forearm fixed so only the hand is moving. Rolling clay along a tabletop into a cylinder with fingers extended and wrist fixed is another good therapy. Good luck.
     
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