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How to Relieve Wrist Pain When Doing Push Ups


Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj

I wanted to go through a video showing a little tweak that you can do if you are having a wrist pain when doing push ups.

It involves using the cement wall. But more specifically as opposed to doing a push up on a flat surface like on the ground, you can do a push up over an edge.

How to Relieve Wrist Pain When Doing Push Ups

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.

Some people with flat hands just don’t have the flexibility in their wrists in order to do the movement and it puts pain in the wrist. If you decrease how much that wrist comes back or that middle finger gets pulled back, then it’s easier on the wrist and you can go through the push up movement.

You can use a ledge like the one I have here or you can use a riser in the gym, or on the edge of the machine, or even on a half foam roller in order to decrease that extension in your wrist, decrease the flattening of the hand, and decrease the pulling back of the middle finger.

I get Donnalee to demonstrate the exercise.

Push Up Tweak using a Ledge

Push Up Tweak using a Ledge

She has her hands wrap around the edge of cement. She’s going through the push up movement and coming back up.

By doing this tweak, you’ll get less wrist extension, the hands are not straight, and the fingers aren’t pulled backThose are three things that put a lot of strain on the wrist for people who don’t have good flexibility in their wrist. The lack of flexibility can be caused by a number of things; the hand, the palm, the elbow, and the shoulder.

Give that push up tweak a go if you are having wrist pain when doing regular push ups.

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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS


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