Experiencing Wrist Pain When Doing Push-Ups
As the New Year begins many people have made resolutions to get in better shape or amp up their current workout routines. Working out is a great way to stay healthy and in shape this year, but if your workout is rigorous, then it is strongly recommended that you work with a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can help keep your body functioning at its optimal levels and reduces your chance of sustaining exercise-related injuries or pain. For example, many people may do push-ups as a way of strengthening their muscles. However, if you start to notice that you are experiencing wrist pain when doing push-ups, then it is time to book a consultation with a qualified chiropractor at RxWellness Arlington.
Possible Causes of Wrist Pain When Doing Push-ups
One of the most common causes of wrist injury are sports-related, and they are often the result of athletes either doing the wrong technique or doing the right technique repeatedly. Working with a qualified professional can help you learn the correct way to perform specific wrist movements in ways that will reduce the chance of injury. For example, if you do gymnastics then your wrists are constantly under tremendous pressure, and during rigorous routines, your muscles can become inflamed and your bones can misalign. This is why it is important to seek chiropractic care, to realign and maintain the integrity of the wrist. Working with a chiropractor will also keep your wrist in the best possible position to endure more religious activity with lower chance of injury. Some of the most common causes of wrist pain are:
- Sudden injury resulting in sprain, strain, or fracture
- Repetitive tasks that inflame the tissue around the wrist
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Participation in sports
Treatment for Wrist Pain
Working out requires applying a significant amount of extra stress and strain to the body, and small joints like the wrist need maintenance care, especially if they are expected to support the weight of the entire body. If the stress on the wrist is not properly managed through routine chiropractic care, then chronic pain will develop eventually. If you begin having wrist pain and are unable to make an immediate appointment with a chiropractor, then here are a few home treatments that have been known to ease discomfort.
- Apply ice to the area
- Apply heat to relax the muscles of the area
- Use a brace to stabilize the wrist
- Do exercises to strengthen the wrist
- Do stretches to increase flexibility and reduce stiffness
The best treatment for dealing with wrist pain that gets worse after doing push-ups is to seek chiropractic care. Working with a chiropractor is the only way to address the root cause of the problem and prevent it from getting worse. At RxWellness Arlington, the chiropractors are experienced with working with athletes and can provide care to help heal wrist pain and avoid further injury.
Chiropractic Care for Wrist Pain
Doing repetitive workout techniques, like push-ups, can cause inflammation of the muscles in and around the wrist. When the inflamed muscle constricts the nerve of the surrounding area, it can cause a great deal of discomfort or even numbness. The pain is then made worse whenever a specific action is performed. Meaning if doing push-ups stresses the wrist, doing more push-ups, without correcting the problem, will exacerbate the problem. If the condition is ignored or goes untreated, then the pain will persist indefinitely.
Working with a chiropractor is the best way to prevent or heal sport-related injuries. Chiropractic treatments and wrist adjustments act as preventative care by maintaining the optimal level of functioning for the wrist joint. If it is too late for preventative measures, then adjustments can also help heal an injured wrist. When you work with the chiropractors at RxWellness Arlington, they will perform wrist adjustments, as needed, to relieve the tension being applied to the tendons, ligaments, or muscles. The adjustment will also increase blood flow, improve range of motion, and relieve stress on the nerve. The goal of the adjustment is to have the wrist work so that nothing is being stressed during a repetitively rigorous workout.
Contact RxWellness Spine and Health
If you notice that you are experiencing wrist pain when doing push-ups, then do not wait for the condition to get worse before seeking help. If the pain is chronic or recurring, then it might go away for a little while, only to return again when you attempt to do more push-ups. The qualified chiropractors at RxWellness Arlington are here to help reduce your symptoms and heal the underlying problem of your discomfort through non-invasive drug-free methods. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, give us a call at 1+(703) 904 9666 or book an appointment online.