I went to the doctor about two weeks ago and found out that the pain in my right wrist was not all in my head and I wasn’t being a big baby – I have tendinitis and carpal tunnel. I was told not to work out for two weeks, and if I do, to ice my wrist afterward. She gave me a brace – see above! She proscribed an ergonomic keyboard and mousepad – which is working well. Oh, and anti-inflammatories.
I am having a hard time though! I’m taking it easy but every time I do go to the gym I am frustrated and it’s more frustrating and stressful than it is relaxing and enjoyable like usual. It’s hard because I can’t do what I want to do while I’m there. It hurts half the time. My grips hurt b/c they put pressure on my tendons and without the wraps I hurt myself. Even doing legs I hurt myself – getting up from the Leg Press or using the bar for squats, good mornings, lunges, etc. I like to add weight to all the exercises off a machine but that requires the use of my wrists.
I am right handed and it is my right wrist…cool huh? So, life is frustrating right now. I know this injury is not as bad as many others…like Julie Lohre’s knee. But, I can say I’m sure that is even more frustrating if I am feeling the way I am. I am feeling in a bit of a rut at this point and I’m needing some direction!
Key word: frustration