I just got back to business in the gym and for the past three weeks I have been working through the usual rusty joints and building up to feeling solid and comfortable again lifting heavier weights. I entered my fourth week yesterday and it happened?..
I opened my chest day with heavy incline presses; I worked up to 315 for six reps and moved on to flat bench dumbbell presses. I did the 120?s for eight and it felt great, strong and tight. I grabbed the 140?s pumped out six quality reps and sat up with the weight as usual, I got up to rack the weight and my right hand twisted about forty five degrees clockwise, I turned my hand counter-clockwise to bring the dumbbell back in line to rack the weight and UGGGHHHHH. I felt a sharp burning sensation in my wrist, my ring finger and pinky were on fire, almost numb, and the pain shot up to my elbow.
I proceeded to finish my workout in pain and I woke up this morning barely able to close my hand. After about an hour after waking I head off to the gym to do a forced light back workout on machines, I say forced light because my grip is now total shit because my wrist is freakin killing me.
A therapist at the gym (accelerated rehabilitation, pretty reputable name in my area) told me that I probably strained (or did something worse) my Ulna Nerve and it should get looked at by a specialist. Now this guy couldn?t have weighed more than 130 pounds soaking wet and it?s not the first time I have had wrist pain, everyone who lifts heavy has wrist/elbow pain more often than most people. I make a fist and it hurts in my wrist, holding the fist or with an open hand I rotate it and it hurts worse.
Can anyone give any recommendations as to what to do?..I know I know, lay off the weights, heat/ice, Motrin and rest. THAT BLOWZZZZ, I just got back in and feeling good and I have to lay off.
I guess this is more a rant than a request for info, because I know I?m fucked for awhile.