Avoid These Push Up Mistakes to Protect Your Wrists

The first thing you need to understand is that there are two types of wrist injuries: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Wrist Pain. The difference between them lies in their causes and treatment options.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): CTS is caused by repetitive movements or overuse of muscles such as your hands, arms, fingers and toes. You may have experienced it if you’ve ever had any kind of hand injury or arthritis. CTS can cause numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in your hands.

If left untreated, it can lead to permanent damage of the nerves in your hands.

Wrist Pain: Wrist pain is caused by many different things including strains or tears of tendons and ligaments in your wrists. Wrist pain can range from mild discomfort to severe enough to affect daily activities like typing on a computer keyboard or driving a car.

It’s important to note that these two conditions are not the same. There is no cure for either one. However, there are treatments available to alleviate symptoms of both of them.

How to Do Push Ups With Weak Wrist?

There are several ways you can perform push ups with weak wrist. A common push up requires you to place your hands on the ground, have your arms fully extended and lower your body until your chest or chin is at least a few inches above the ground. Then return to the start position by extending your arms until they are fully extended again.

Some people cut the push up motion short by not lowering their chest enough for it to be considered a full push up.

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