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    left wrist is in pain - workout or rest?

    recently, my left wrist has felt some pain ONLY in certain positions (it must be bent)... i dont know exactly the positions when it feels painful but for instance:

    when i did pushups yesterday (since bench press was not an option as my left wrist was feeling significant pain), i felt subtle pains (not too painful, but irritating) when my palms were on the ground to do a normal pushup... i switched to using my fingers for pushups and the pain went away... so i think the pain is when my wrist is kind of bent...even for my bench, my wrist is not 90 degrees with the bar

    my question is... should i rest the wrist for a while (not sure how long it will take to heal.. never had problems with my wrist) or continue to workout through the pain? can it get worse if i work through the pain?

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    There is no point working through pain like this. You can learn that now or after aggravating many minor injuries into bigger ones like I have. Wrists are tricky and you can really **** them up (I have). Just rest it. If you want to train do legs or back movements (if you can).

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    I definitely agree, I injured my wrist benching once and wanted to keep working out and my friend talked me out of it, thank God, it got better in a week or two but I realize now that I could have really f'ed it up.
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    Rest is the only way to heal things, stretching and warming up properly are important as well.

    Support equipment like wrist wraps may allow you to take some pressure off of the area and train through the injury more safely.

    *If you think that it is something serious then you should see a medical professional.
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    It definitely isn't something serious as it only hurts when working out and the odd time doing regular things like taking off my shirt (only hurts when the wrist is in a upward bent position).

    I guess for the next week or two I will completely stop all exercises where I feel pain in my wrist.

    Should i continue exercises where I feel just the slightest pain in my wrist every now and then? For instance, arm curls and scull crushers kind of hurt my wrist but not much at all. Or is it best to ONLY do exercises where i feel ZERO pain?

    thanks again
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    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Do what only does not hurt. Also, go get you wrist checked out. A weakness/injury can cause weeknsses in your lifts that can cause serious accidents. Good luck.


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    This injury feels very minor. Should i still go to the doctor's or just give it a week first and see if it heals?

    Personally, I was thinking of giving it a week first.
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    Biceps: 14.5"
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    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Personally I'd give it a week. I"ve worked through pain similar to what you're describing before, stupid as that may be, and been fine. I say give it a week of rest, test it out, and if it's still there or worse, then go see a doctor. I'm no medical professional though.
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    Forum member here and training partner had some minor pain in his forearm and just dealt with it. Well when he tried to push through at a meet he suffered the worst fracture I have ever seen. I'm just saying be smart. If a little time does not help, get it checked out. Best of luck to you.


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    rest it

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    thanks for the advice guys. im going to rest it for a week with NO working out. then if it still hurts, i will see the doctor.
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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