Wrist Pain - What to do?

Started developing wrist pain since the last few weeks as though if I move my wrist in the wrong way, there is very uncomfortable pain. I have seen a lot of TE, but not much wrist. I don't get pain while playing but often when I wake up my wrists are slightly aching. I want to solve this before it gets wrose.

I am open to getting a professional opinion, but am unsure who to see or how. Anyone have any past experience or suggestions?
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Are you playing with poly strings? If so, what tension and how long do you play with them? Also, which poly do you play with? Most polys should be strung below 50 lbs and should be used for less than 15 hours if you want them to feel comfortable. If you string higher or use for more hours, they can feel ‘harsh’ and cause discomfort. The stiffer the racquet, the lower the tension might need to be. Also, if you play with stiff polys like ALU Power, it can go dead and feel harsh in less than 10 hours. if you don’t break poly strings within 15 hours, cut them out at that point.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
I used to, yes, then switched to a multi (Head MLT) a week or two ago and it helped slightly, but not greatly.
You might need to rest enough for the wrist to heal first. Also look up exercises or stretching that you can do to help with the healing. You should also do stretching of the wrist every time before you play.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Holding your racquet to tight(grip) could cause this too. I have known player would has this problem and it usually that or they holding the racquet improperly to do a shot like tiring to do a Rafa type spin drive off the forehand side. Only one Rafa!
 

Fintft

Legend
My wrist pain went away the day I started using my chest expander (like elastic bands) and 20 LBs weights again.
I also practiced more shadow swings.
 
My wrist pain went away the day I started using my chest expander (like elastic bands) and 20 LBs weights again.
I also practiced more shadow swings.
Can you expand on what you did with the elastic bands and weights? Interested in following your routine
 

Fintft

Legend
Can you expand on what you did with the elastic bands and weights? Interested in following your routine
I probably only had a mild bout of wrist pain and it looks that all I need was to strengthen it a bit.

I am using a chest expander (now you can probably only get them from China, via flee b a y around USD 10 shipped): it comes with 5 bands (I use only 4) and they are of the length of your arms extended + your chest.
You can do various moves with them: in front, above, behind your head, down your back or with one hand and stepping on the other handle with your foot.
The first time I've used when I was around 18, after having my shoulder pulled out of its socket in a basketball match, to strengthen it.

Light weights around 20 LBs are not too versatile, mainly for biceps (but you don't extend your elbow all the way), but also you can use them in front crossing your arms, or lifting them up one at a time.

Why do I have a feeling that you were pulling my leg with your question? lol
 

miraq

Rookie
I had the same problem, doc prescribed a wrist brace to wear at night and while sleeping. It took a few weeks of wearing the brace for it to work, but it worked great!
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
@GrilledBurgers
-i had/have similar pain

-you got to figure, the wrists are the first major joints that ball/raket impact-shock meat, second is the elbow
-although, you should also experience finger joint pain as well

-i wear a light/medium, elastic/Velcro, compressions wrist brace and cotton wrist band on my hitting hand now!!
-gives me enough support on my wrist, wont play without it anymore
-i developed wrist pain after hitting with a 93" 18/20 frame for years
-i kept going up and up on tension, trying to get more control
-i got as far as 64lbs syngut.mains/61.lbs.poly.crosses :eek:

-one day i stopped the madness and switched to poly/poly at LOW TENSIONS, and never locked back
-i prefer poly/poly for the control, but the key is to keep the tension LOW!!
-now i usually play with a 16/20 frame, and tensions in 49/46lbs range,,,
-big tension change from the 64/61 of the past (NO MAS)!

-i also use softer polys (my preference), and multis when ever it needs it
-but ultimately, the tension is my biggest focus point
-most strings can be comfortable at a correct tension
 
I probably only had a mild bout of wrist pain and it looks that all I need was to strengthen it a bit.

I am using a chest expander (now you can probably only get them from China, via flee b a y around USD 10 shipped): it comes with 5 bands (I use only 4) and they are of the length of your arms extended + your chest.
You can do various moves with them: in front, above, behind your head, down your back or with one hand and stepping on the other handle with your foot.
The first time I've used when I was around 18, after having my shoulder pulled out of its socket in a basketball match, to strengthen it.

Light weights around 20 LBs are not too versatile, mainly for biceps (but you don't extend your elbow all the way), but also you can use them in front crossing your arms, or lifting them up one at a time.

Why do I have a feeling that you were pulling my leg with your question? lol
Hahaha, no no no. Not pulling your leg, I'll definitely look into this. I've seen people use the resistance bands, but never really thought twice about it!

I had the same problem, doc prescribed a wrist brace to wear at night and while sleeping. It took a few weeks of wearing the brace for it to work, but it worked great!
Ah, I have tried that, but always end up taking it off in my sleep

@GrilledBurgers
-i had/have similar pain

-you got to figure, the wrists are the first major joints that ball/raket impact-shock meat, second is the elbow
-although, you should also experience finger joint pain as well

-i wear a light/medium, elastic/Velcro, compressions wrist brace and cotton wrist band on my hitting hand now!!
-gives me enough support on my wrist, wont play without it anymore
-i developed wrist pain after hitting with a 93" 18/20 frame for years
-i kept going up and up on tension, trying to get more control
-i got as far as 64lbs syngut.mains/61.lbs.poly.crosses :eek:

-one day i stopped the madness and switched to poly/poly at LOW TENSIONS, and never locked back
-i prefer poly/poly for the control, but the key is to keep the tension LOW!!
-now i usually play with a 16/20 frame, and tensions in 49/46lbs range,,,
-big tension change from the 64/61 of the past (NO MAS)!

-i also use softer polys (my preference), and multis when ever it needs it
-but ultimately, the tension is my biggest focus point
-most strings can be comfortable at a correct tension
That's interesting, I've never felt anything in my fingers or elbows. Oh wow, that's a super high tension! What kind of brace do you wear that you feel works well?
 
Be very careful with wrist pain. Give it time to heal and do other things during that time, like running or other fitness.

For mild pain you can do infrared heat, biofreeze, specific stretches, cross fiber friction, gua sha therapy, massage therapy, anti inflammatories, rest.

They take a long time to heal so be patient and keep your body up to something during that time.
 

pronostix

New User
Figure out if it's the ligaments or muscular (aka look up myofascial trigger point). If it's muscular massage, stretch the appropriate muscles. If it's ligament, rest.

Then think about why it happened in the first place, its definitely not a normal thing. I had wrist pain once in my life when I experimented choking up and gripping more tighly with my 6.1 95 (which was a grotesque idea). Try relaxing your grip maybe? It should be quite loose to very loose. Easier to do with a decent weight racket (>300g at the very least). NOT arming the ball is essential to your improvement as well as your health!!!
 
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