How to Relieve Wrist Pain When Doing Push Ups

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

As opposed to doing push ups on a flat surface, you can place your hands on the edge of a platform and do the edge push up.

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 necessary to do the push up movement, which leads to wrist pain. If you decrease how much the middle finger gets pulled back, then it’s easier on the wrist.

You can perform the push up movement on a ledge, a riser in the gym, the edge of a machine, or even on a half foam roller in order to decrease the extension in your wrist, decrease the flattening of the hand, and decrease the pulling back of the middle finger.

I had Donnalee demonstrate the exercise.

Push Up Tweak using a Ledge

Edge Push Up

Wrap your hands  around the edge of the cement and go through the push up movement

With this tweak there will be less wrist extension. The hands are not straight, and the fingers aren’t pulled back. Those are three things that put a lot of strain on the wrists.

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

If you are sick and tired of dealing with annoying wrist pain and you want to regain your wrist strength, then click here to check out Fix My Wrist Pain program.

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS