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Wrist Extension Pain


#1

I've been having issues with my dominant hand's wrist lately. I'm coming here for questions since there's an issue w health insurance at the moment, so lets assume I dont have access to scans/docs.

The issue is mostly extension related. I can't do normal pushups, even after warming them up. I can do them on my fist though. When I bench (I train westside style, just so you know what im doing and goals) my wrists don't hurt, but after them I cant get close to 90 degrees flexion or extension without a decent amount of pain. I can hold onto anything without pain, though.

One other important note. About 3 weeks ago I was having some nerve type issues. I could not reach out far, meaning use my scaps for the last couple inches of a movement, and I couldn't pull either. It disappeared after I did some pressing work and stretched my whole shoulder capsule.

Last detail, my hand extensors are weak as shit. I was thinking about the possible imbalances and was thinking about doing some rice digs for this.

Suggestions would be incredible. Thanks ahead of time.


#2

Do you type a lot?

Why do you say your wrist extensors are weak?


#3

My post didnt come through about a week ago. anyway....

I havent been working my forearms completely, only grip work. Also, I've been neglecting my biceps. I just know that my extensors are shit because they cannot handle any weight compared to my flexors, by a long shot in wrist curl, daily life, etc.

I'm in college so typing is a must, but I don't think I type too often. Havent had papers in about a year now and don't type very often outside of the occasional email checks.

One more note. I cant squat over 135 without wraps. They murder my wrists. Full or false grip doesn't change anything.


#4

Where is your pain? Front or back of the wrist?

What grip work have you been doing? Noticing any results?