schultzie, sorry to hear about your injury. The pain sounds very familiar to my husbands. My husband goes through the same things, he “pops” his wrist after lifting due to the shifting and even just at the computer it also falls asleep. He has been using the lifting gloves with the wrist support straps for a while. We just came across a wrist brace at Academy not for sure the actual name since we threw away the casing, but its got Mercury in it and on the wrap it has Hg 80 on it. He likes it alot, not for lifting but for when the wrist is hurting him. I agree with keeping the thread alive, i am sure there are alot of lifters whose wrists bother them, I suppose it comes with the territory… good luck and wrap those wrists. [/quote]
Not sure if they’ll help or if they’re the best idea long term, but those aren’t the kind of wraps schultzie was talking about (Mueller is the brand name btw). They also provide nowhere near the support that a good pair of wrist wraps made for powerlifters will - the link below is to a good set of products if he wants to try them out. APT is a good company to buy from despite how bad their web design is. There are a number of ways to wrap for pressing heavy, but I don’t have much experience with how to wrap for his particular situation. If he wants to try wrapping the forearm much beyond the wrist he’ll need 36" wraps; I have 24" and they don’t go very high with my wrapping style. Note that when they say heavy to super heavy lifting in the recommendations, they mean that. The heavy wraps are VERY stiff. I’m not that strong yet so I use the Blood Stripe model and wrap around the wrist/base of the hand twice.
Mods - if this isn’t appropriate let me know and I’ll PM her the link