Should I workout if my wrist hurts?

Should I go to the gym with a sprained wrist?

Do not try to return to your old level of physical activity until: You feel no pain in your wrist when it’s at rest. You can work out and grip and move objects — like a ski pole, bat, or racket — without pain.

How do I get rid of wrist pain?

Treatments for wrist pain

  1. wearing a wrist brace or splint to reduce swelling and ease wrist pain.
  2. applying hot or cold compresses for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
  3. taking anti-inflammatory or pain-reliving medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
  4. having surgery to repair the median nerve, in severe cases.

Can I lift weights with wrist pain?

If you are connecting your wrist pain with your workouts, there are several reasons why that may be so. For the novice weightlifter, lifting heavy (and quickly) may be an ambitious goal. While this is possible, if you do not take the time to learn proper form, you may put yourself at high risk for injury.

Why do my wrists hurt when I workout?

Some people experience tenderness or pain to their wrists when exercising or following exercise and this discomfort is usually caused by weakness, overuse and poor positioning.

Are planks bad for your wrists?

When doing a plank or push-up, you should feel the burn in your abs, chest, shoulders, and arms — not your wrists. Don’t push through the pain and suffer through your sets. Instead, try these tiny tweaks in form to help lighten the load on your wrists and make these tried-and-true exercises more enjoyable.

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