Carpal Tunnell/Tennis Elbow- Help

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  1. cooks1

    cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are Platinum Member

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    I have started to spend a massive amount of time on the computer at work, and have developed some tennis elbow and carpal tunnell. Not insanely painful day to day, but it gets annoying in the gym.

    Any exercises or stretches i can do to alleviate this?

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Justice 4 All

    Justice 4 All Brown Belt

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    I know a few people diagnosed with carpal, and they've been told by the doctor that they need wrist splints. If it's serious, they needed surgery, or steroid injections.

    See a doctor. I have a feeling you've simply self diagnosed.
     
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    I can only speak from my own experience, but I spend 8 hours a day on a computer and have a very weak, painful wrist. It got so bad that I couldn't throw a right hook.

    I never got it checked out, but I got a light gripper that I squeeze throughout the day. Not a hardcore COC gripper, just a cheap little one that allows me to flex the hand and keep my wrist 'loose'.

    It's not fixed the problem, but it certainly got it down to a level that I can train with now.
     
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    I wear a wrist splint when I work and it makes a huge difference.

    Also, doing some forearm work helps. Levering, wrist curls, plate pinch, grippers, etc.
     
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    Rubber band extensor work. Wrap a rubber band around your finger and extend, over and over and over
     

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