I wanted to open a discussion regarding association of wrist pain and exercise that requires increased weight bearing on upper extremities. In my practice, I see patients from mixed demographics with complaints of wrist pain. In fact, wrist pain happens to be one of the most searchable conditions on the Internet.
A large number of patients associate wrist pain with increase or change in exercise activity—sometimes, a newly developed love for yoga or Pilates.
With multiple benefits comes the unfortunate side effect: pain in the least expected locations such as wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. While this phenomenon is more common in women, we are beginning to see an increasing occurrence in men. How can physical activity that has been praised for thousands of years for bringing emotional and physical well being cause its followers pain and injury?
As most of you are aware, there is a multitude of different yoga practices that offer variable benefits of meditation, relaxation, and increase in flexibility, physical and emotional strength.
If you are a yogi that enjoys more physical aspects of practice you probably tried “power”, vinyasa, ashtanga, Bikram yoga etc. Continue reading >>