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05-27-2010, 06:28 PM
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Wrist pain

So I played inline hockey for quite some time when I was younger. I just started making the transition to ice about a month ago. During the past month I've been going to stick and puck 2-3 times a week. Just the last few times I've gone, my right wrist has started to hurt pretty badly. I'm wondering if this is normal when you first start playing on ice and if any of you have experienced this before. I've let it rest for about a week and I'm hoping that it will slowly start to go away as I continue to play.

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Nope, you probably tore something...my prognosis is amputation.

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Bursitis http://www.medicinenet.com/bursitis/article.htm

It's just from using your wrist in different ways than your use to.

I get it in my shoulders and elbows if I over do slap shot practice. (I wish I had a slap shot)

I use tylenol and glucosamine to relieve the pain.

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Nope, you probably tore something...my prognosis is amputation.
That's what I was thinking as well. Kind of a bummer.

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It happens. Just torquing your wrists puts alot of stress on them if they arent used to being used as hard. Suck it up Sally!

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It happens. Just torquing your wrists puts alot of stress on them if they arent used to being used as hard. Suck it up Sally!
I figured as much. Thanks for the encouragement, Dad!

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The only cure is smashing your wrist with a brick. That's foolproof!

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So I played inline hockey for quite some time when I was younger. I just started making the transition to ice about a month ago. During the past month I've been going to stick and puck 2-3 times a week. Just the last few times I've gone, my right wrist has started to hurt pretty badly. I'm wondering if this is normal when you first start playing on ice and if any of you have experienced this before. I've let it rest for about a week and I'm hoping that it will slowly start to go away as I continue to play.

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How old are you now?

This might have something to do with the wrist pain.

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OK, so this might sound really strange and may not work at all. Try strengthening your total arms and your upper/mid back. If I grab something the wrong way using mainly jsut my lower arm I can get a shooting pain that moves from my writs all the way up to my shoulder blade. When I focus on my posture and using the right muscles to grab something the pain goes away.

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How old are you now?

This might have something to do with the wrist pain.
I'm only 24. I've been super active since I was a kid. Played all kinds of sports growing up. I really do think it's just a new motion that my wrists are not used to and I'll just have to strengthen them and get them used to it.

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Happened to me when I was practicing slapshots for a few hours. It's been 3 months and the pain is still there. Go see a doctor if your wrist mobility is impeded after a week.

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Happened to me when I was practicing slapshots for a few hours. It's been 3 months and the pain is still there. Go see a doctor if your wrist mobility is impeded after a week.
The pain is only there while I'm playing and for maybe 2 hours afterwards. If I ice it and take a few asprin it goes away pretty quickly.

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Are you a left or right handed shot? When I first started practicing stickhandling, my left wrist started hurting. I had to stop for about a month to let it heal.

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How stiff a stick are you using and how big are you?

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Are you a left or right handed shot? When I first started practicing stickhandling, my left wrist started hurting. I had to stop for about a month to let it heal.
I'm a right shot so it's my bottom wrist. My left wrist doesn't give me any trouble.

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How stiff a stick are you using and how big are you?
I'm using an 85 flex and I'm 5'11" and about 170 lbs.

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You could try one of these to strengthen your wrists and arms.

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You might want to try Ibuprofen instead of Tylenol. Tylenol is pretty effective for removing general pain, but Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory as well and it can help with joint pain and any other muscle aches you might get along the way. I found it's better for me anyway, and I used it when I had Shin Splints.

I'd also do some range of motion exercises with the wrists and make sure you stretch them (don't overdo it though). Given the fact that your pain goes away, it could be just weakness and inflammation that's caused by an activity you're not used to. If it's something that you're constantly tweaking and won't go away after a week of rest then it could be an actual injury.

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You might want to try Ibuprofen instead of Tylenol. Tylenol is pretty effective for removing general pain, but Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory as well and it can help with joint pain and any other muscle aches you might get along the way. I found it's better for me anyway, and I used it when I had Shin Splints.

I'd also do some range of motion exercises with the wrists and make sure you stretch them (don't overdo it though). Given the fact that your pain goes away, it could be just weakness and inflammation that's caused by an activity you're not used to. If it's something that you're constantly tweaking and won't go away after a week of rest then it could be an actual injury.
Don't they have any Gel's for joint and muscle pain? In Finland we've got "Mobilat" which is pretty damn effective for all kinds of joints, for example wristpain.


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It's nothing. Your ligaments and tendons are stretching out. It'll be fine in the future, just stretch it out before playing, and use ice.

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