The wrist to most people is the last part of the body they would think of when exercising until they start hurting. People that perform yoga may experience occasional pain in the wrist region. This is usually an indication that there is something that is not being done right. This article addresses some of the common mistakes that may lead to wrist pain yoga. It also outlines the best ways of avoiding the pain leading to healthier and stronger wrists.
What causes wrist pains?
Wrists are very flexible and important parts of the body. The help people do a myriad of things like picking, turning, holding objects among others. They are also crucial when one is exercising, particularly in holding the body up. To be able to achieve these, the wrists are a made of bones and highly interconnected ligaments. This makes them very delicate and easily injured. It is, therefore crucial to take good care of them when one is exercising.
If for instance, your job involves a lot of typing, it is not uncommon for you to experience some level of discomfort on your wrists. This usually happens due to overuse of the palms. This is also the case for those who perform routine yoga sessions. It is even worse for those who perform more physically demanding tasks like lifting heavy objects.
Strenuous tasks with little regard to the wrist may leave them screaming in pain. All is not lost. However, you don’t have to give up on yoga or whatever it is that you do; you don’t have to wait for your wrists to heal. All you need to know is how to exercise, and all your problems will be gone. It is worth noting that proper exercise will not only help your wrists heal but also make them healthier and stronger. If it is chronic pain, however, it is important to see a physician as this might just be an indication of an underlying serious problem.
Understanding the wrist
Most people suffer from wrist pains out of lack of information. As mentioned, the wrist involves a series of connections of bones, ligaments, and tendons which constitute important parts of the body. By understanding the wrist anatomy, you will be better placed to take care of the wrist.
Your wrist is made of several ligaments and bones that rotate in a socket. When the wrist bones come into contact with the radius, one experiences pain. This is called impingement. This usually occurs when one does tasks that will involve exerting weight on the wrist. Also, if the muscles are too tight and the joints lose in comparison to the ligaments flexibility, pain is inevitable.
The best way to deal with such discomforts is by strengthening your wrists through exercises; for instance, the bicep curl. Again, keeping your arm straight while flexing your wrist ensures that the pressure is evenly distributed thus it doesn’t strain the wrist. Lastly, ensure to avoid posses that put too much strain on the wrists. This is especially important for the beginners. It is good to give your wrists some time to adapt to the new changes gradually.