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Suffering from what I believe is called dorsal wrist impingement. I think it is due to pulling on the bar while kitesurfing. I think that I may have made it worse by doing handstands and push ups during my yoga and pilates practice.
Apparently gymnasts also suffer from this as they hang/pull from bars and do handstands etc.
I found this video on how to treat this ailment:
A man goes to the doctor and says "my wrists hurt when I kiteboard".
The doctor says "stop kiteboarding".
The man says....
Moved from Hilton Head Island, SC to Bay Area
Slingshot Asylum 138
SS RPM 12m, 10m, 8m
Thanks for the post and link. I think I have the exact same problem. It seems to have started after a long day in heavy winds. I'm curious if you were able to fix the problem, and if any the treatment in the link you posted helped?
I am a believer in PT to heal these kind of injuries. I had a nagging shoulder problem interfering with volleyball for over a year that I was finally able to get rid of once I started doing rotator cuff exercises. I am hoping to deal with my wrist issue in a similar way.
I went to my ortho, explained all that I do and he said to back off on whatever was triggering the pain. I really backed off on handstands, which helped. I still do yoga, but have just backed off the moves tha bring my wrists into that position. This has helped, I still feel that the tendons are inflamed when I go to do a handstand. I was using a wedge as well whenever placing my wrists in this position.
Getting kites with low bar pressure is a must. I had a kite with very heavy bar pressure and that really triggered the issue. Also the "throw" of the bar shouldn't be too far away from you, you don't want to be constantly "reaching" while fully powered, I feel this transfers the stress on the pull from the muscles to the tendons in the wrists.
I found a few PT exercises on YouTube but I didn't stick with them. Mainly centered around stretching the tendons and muscles of the upper wrist. If you haven't, do checkout the link in the graphic I originally posted.
Good luck, let me know what you come up with.
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