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Sore Wrists

Post by msims » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:59 pm

Hey,

Was listening to a fellow cboater whine about sore wrists. I told him maybe it was his paddle, wrong length, etc... thought for sure he was doing SOMETHING wrong...

But it seems that the Gods of C-boating pain sought retribution for my less than humble approach - and my wrists started to really hurt after this weekend's outing... I was paddling for about 5 hours, and my wrists are killing me... esp when I position them similar to holding a blade - my t-grip hand especially.

Any ideas?
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Post by jscottl67 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:18 pm

A lot of views, but no responses :) Guess we are all fearful of the gods of c-boating pain.

Some hideous left knee pain is forcing me to modify outfitting, and I'm even contemplating raising the pedestal 3/4" to make it more tolerable. :o :(

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wrist pain

Post by Brendan » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:35 pm

Perhaps some post-paddling wrist excercise with those specially crafted 12 oz. chilled weights might be helpful? Be careful not to overdo this excercise, but in moderation there can be noticible pain relief!
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Post by John Coraor » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:30 pm

Although overtraining is possible and should be avoided, sometimes moderately frequent training will help to avoid pain that comes from more infrequent, but intensive use (i.e. light paddling a few times during the week can avoid "weekend warrior" aches & pains). Once your wrist recovers a bit, you might want to see if a regular schedule of light training helps. Those 12 oz. chilled weights sound like a good place to start!!

jscottl67: Moderately frequent training can work for the knee pain as well (although using those chilled weights might be more of a challenge!). My knee and ankle pain lessens and gets more bearable the more frequently that I paddle. I've also found that regularly getting into a low kneel for a minute or two at non-paddling workouts during the week also helps to "acclimitize" my knees.

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Post by ezwater » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:25 pm

Ibuprofen and reduced paddling.

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Post by msims » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:15 am

I was beginning to wonder how sore elbows got 14 responses, and sore wrists only get 4 posts...what, is sore wrist not manly enough!? (or womanly if you're a woman ) ...

Vitamin I will likely be my choice...seeing as I don't drink. and if I did im sure it wouldnt be as effective as having to chug back 3 yankee beers to one canuck beer! ;-)

Uh oh, I sense longboatin' coming to give us all a scolding for not paddling, and too much posting... :o truth be told, i aint cutting into my paddling time, im cutting into my WORK time ;-)
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Post by bushpaddler » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:18 am

I'm using a salve called Traumeel which is homeopathic, cheap and, as far as I know, available on your side of the pool, too.
Used one week min. twice a day eliminates my problem, maybe yours too.

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Post by Larry Horne » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:12 pm

i use it too. it is amazing stuff!
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Post by msims » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:10 pm

Here's the URL that Florian sent me for the URL...

Thanks Guys!

http://www.traumeel.com/worldwide/?cont=7&coun=31
http://www.traumeel.com/products/
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