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My wrists hurt

Old 05-19-04, 10:41 AM
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My wrists hurt

They really ache right now and seem a little stiff. Plus I can't make a strong fist either.

I've noticed that they hurt a tiny bit after my commute. I work at at computer all day, and I have the gel hand and wrists rests also to ease the discomfort. I feel I have to shake my hands alot and massage my wrists every 5 mintues.

I did ride a pretty rocky trail last night. Probably the the bumpiest of the season so far. Lots of downhill so I was on the brakes nearly the whole ride down. I rode it plenty of times last year not with this much discomfort. So maybe it's the first bumpy ride of the season pain and my hands aren't as strong yet? Or could I be developing something else?

What can I do to prevent this? Shake my hands out before and after a ride? I wear padded gloves and I ride with my wrists aligned with my arms (not cocked wrists).
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Old 05-19-04, 10:53 AM
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Get to a doctor as soon as you can and make sure you're not developing problems with the tendons in your wrists and forearms as a result of chronic overuse. I'm a computer worker, too, and I didn't go soon enough when I started to have pain; because I started physical therapy late, my progress has been really slow. Keep in mind that you may have a legitimate workman's comp claim so that your employer will pay for your PT - a potentially significant savings... Before I got my WC claim approved, the copays for three-times-weekly PT were running close to $200 a month.

Good luck!


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