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    Anyone had a wrist injury before?
    Injured my right wrist hang cleaning back in september, I am not sure if it was just hyper extension (what I initially thought), or elbow to knee - it happened pretty quick, all I could feel was the wrist at the time, so could've hit my knee.

    I gave it a week off, and returned to training with tape (it wasn't that painful). With hindsight, this was a terrible idea, I probably made it worse long term. It wasn't overly painful for the next 3 weeks or so (easily manageable - the kind of pain where you feel okay to work through it). About a week or so out from competition it flared up again and actually started being a little painful when I wasn't lifting. I had already committed to the comp (~
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    Having trouble here, I can only put half my post in?
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    PBs: 87.5kg Sn, 116kg C&J, 200kg Total, 170kg BS, 140kg FS @69kg

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    If you are in the USA, I recommend consulting an 'upper extremity' specialist for wrist problems. That type of doctor works on hands and arms and that's it.

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    Yes, two/three (first one was both wrists). First one was in late 2012. Ended up just being sprained wrists which were fine in wraps within 2-3 months. Did a lot of voodoo wrapping the first 3 weeks with wrist circles. Doing gymnastics wrist flexion exercises helped a lot besides bear and crab walks when I was able to do them.

    For awhile, was only able to Power Snatch as going any deeper hurt. Not sure if this was because TUT or wrist angle when squatting deeper OH. Had to lay off barbell push presses but was able to do press off the pins set high. Also was able to use DB for press work. Was able to FS within a couple of weeks.

    Injured them on cleans which afterwards took a bit of awhile to be ready to clean heavier and heavier.

    2nd one was in January of this year. This one HURT a lot because I felt pain at the location where the radius and ulna connect to the wrist immediately to the point I carved out a hole in the ice pack of the freezer and stuck my hand in it.

    I wasn't able to muscle snatch even a women's bar for awhile and it took a lot longer coming back. 6 months later and I still was lifting at 80% of my Snatch and 90% of my clean (though I was able to clean about 85% within about two months). My jerk came back to nearly 100% within 3-4 months

    Bare in mind, I'm 35. I know both of the Hisaka's of CalStrengths have tweaked their wrists and came back a lot faster but they are in their early 20's. Scott has messed up his wrists at least 3 or 4 times.

    After about 6 months, I had to take time off from the bar. I thought I had taken time right and progressed my wrist but my left wrist was inflamed (probably) to the point that it just hurt to do regular keyboarding and regular stuff. I also got a bucket of sand to start implementing that (yeah, should have done that way before but I thought the wrist circles with a DB was basically good enough). This also could have been done because I was heavily wrapping my wrist the entire time (basically using two smaller wrist wraps or one huge PL one).

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    That type of doctor works on hands and arms and that's it.
    Yeah, pretty interesting but while I was doing a lot of wrist mobility exercises on the left wrist this year I could feel the left shoulder loosening up at times as well. I eventually had a chiropractor take a look at it in June and he was basically doing similar stuff to what I was doing but just more effective having someone else do it because of leverage and manipulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairbob View Post
    Yes, two/three (first one was both wrists). First one was in late 2012. Ended up just being sprained wrists which were fine in wraps within 2-3 months. Did a lot of voodoo wrapping the first 3 weeks with wrist circles. Doing gymnastics wrist flexion exercises helped a lot besides bear and crab walks when I was able to do them.

    For awhile, was only able to Power Snatch as going any deeper hurt. Not sure if this was because TUT or wrist angle when squatting deeper OH. Had to lay off barbell push presses but was able to do press off the pins set high. Also was able to use DB for press work. Was able to FS within a couple of weeks.

    Injured them on cleans which afterwards took a bit of awhile to be ready to clean heavier and heavier.

    2nd one was in January of this year. This one HURT a lot because I felt pain at the location where the radius and ulna connect to the wrist immediately to the point I carved out a hole in the ice pack of the freezer and stuck my hand in it.

    I wasn't able to muscle snatch even a women's bar for awhile and it took a lot longer coming back. 6 months later and I still was lifting at 80% of my Snatch and 90% of my clean (though I was able to clean about 85% within about two months). My jerk came back to nearly 100% within 3-4 months

    Bare in mind, I'm 35. I know both of the Hisaka's of CalStrengths have tweaked their wrists and came back a lot faster but they are in their early 20's. Scott has messed up his wrists at least 3 or 4 times.

    After about 6 months, I had to take time off from the bar. I thought I had taken time right and progressed my wrist but my left wrist was inflamed (probably) to the point that it just hurt to do regular keyboarding and regular stuff. I also got a bucket of sand to start implementing that (yeah, should have done that way before but I thought the wrist circles with a DB was basically good enough). This also could have been done because I was heavily wrapping my wrist the entire time (basically using two smaller wrist wraps or one huge PL one).
    Very helpful post, thanks.

    By "where the radius and ulna connect to the wrist", do you mean pinky side? I've not got pain currently there, but every couple of weeks I'll do something and it'll flare up there - last week it was grating a block of cheese. When doing a lift that aggravates it (cleans, proper grip front squats, anything overhead, pressing), I get pain both there and on the back of my wrist near the base of my thumb.

    I actually had less pain attempting certain lifts before I gave it a rest - no pain cleaning when I was training through it, but now even just cleaning the bar is uncomfortable. Had about 2 months of rest now - had a week off, then ran Smolov Jr for back squat, and after speaking with a physio I added pulls and front squats with straps back in a couple of weeks ago.

    I have a formal physio appointment at the end of january (I got referred at the beginning of november! ), so waiting to see if they have any input on rehabbing it, when I can start adding light cleans and snatches back in etc.

    You mention the bucket of sand, what did you do with it?
    PBs: 87.5kg Sn, 116kg C&J, 200kg Total, 170kg BS, 140kg FS @69kg

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    Put your hand in the bucket and grab the sand, squeezing it until it all pours out the bottom of your fist. Look up sand training for grip, it's something boxers have used a lot. Wrist circles while the wrist is immersed in sand too.

    Basically my wrist hurt where the forearm bones meet the wrist. Any kind of wrist flexion backwards sucked big time.

    Your wrist has probably gotten fairly stiff. You'll need to warm it up and stretch it a lot to get it back.

    I think I had to start cleaning a bar with training bars, a women's bar, then a men's bar. Back to square one.

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    I also am dealing with a wrist injury right now.

    It started giving me a little pain about three weeks ago. I just stopped doing jerks, I was okay with that.

    I snatched at 90 percent one day felt good I don't remember any pain.

    The next day I did some reps at 85 percent and it absolutely killed.

    This was almost two weeks ago and it doesn't hurt unless it is moved, meaning I can hold weight and everything just cant rotate my wrist without pain.

    I can't turn the bar over or hold it in the front rack.

    I have been dead lifting to max then doing some drop sets twice a week. Keeping the form really good. My pull is terrible, I cant clean dead lift my max back squat with any where close to perfect form.

    I am not to worried about it I have a meeting with a Chiro/Phsio this Saturday so we will see what he says. He works with our team.

    I just don't want it to linger, and lots of pulls will do my body good.

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    Any tips on coming back from an injury from a mental stand point? I'm working back up in my snatches and it's going well but mentally I'm hesitant in the lift and I feel like that's holding back just as much as my wrist is physically

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisdommaster1 View Post
    Any tips on coming back from an injury from a mental stand point? I'm working back up in my snatches and it's going well but mentally I'm hesitant in the lift and I feel like that's holding back just as much as my wrist is physically
    heavy triples, and lots of them. I am having the same issue. 100 is not hard, but it is a mental barrier on snatch. I get in my own head


    also yesterday i tore my quad. Not bad, very very minor bruising so it should heal very quickly. Lots of heat, assisted single leg squats, and some electrostim should have me up and running quickly

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