Sudden wrist pain from playing guitar and lifting weights, I'm 26 and worried

by Greg
(New York)

My right wrist hurts dead center in the middle, the left wrist hurts on the left side where it meets my hand under the pinky.

The tendons on my left forearm feels stiff inside and the bone hurts when I press in on a countertop or hard surface.

I have never had any wrist problems before.

I was lifting weights regularly (4 times a week) and unloading trucks at work and play guitar for fun.

I am only 26 years old and a little worried. The pain is not constant and usually only starts when I attempt to move something heavy.


Joshua Answers:

Hey Greg.

Yep, nothing like playing guitar....and doing weights, and lifting heavy things, etc.

I'm a bit short for time so I'm going to throw this out quick.

Respond back with more questions and I'll have more time for answers.

1. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation. Do it A LOT, more than the 10 I describe, for a week or so.

2. Up your Magnesium levels after reading this Magnesium for Tendonitis page and this Magnesium Dosage page.

3. Bone Broth as the best Tendon Supplements. Using a pressure cooker drops the cook time down by a big factor.

And, make sure you are getting enough good fats in your diet. And drink more water.

4. You may find it worth it to get 'The
Tennis Elbow Treatment That Works'

That's the best DVD I have to offer you right now, and it's a basis we can work from to get you out of pain, and for you to keep yourself out of pain the rest of your life too.

(And, I think nutrition is playing a role here. Definitely do the bone broth, magnesium, and might as well increase your protein intake too.)

That's the quick shot for dealing with your Tendonitis dynamic. Whether you actually have any tendon damage or not I don't know, but you definitely have chronic tightness and irritation.

And it's predictably that it is going to get worse if left to it's own devices.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Dec 27, 2014
Sudden pain and weakness in both wrists in 20 year old
by: River

Hi there,

About 2 weeks ago, on a Monday morning I woke up with stiffness, weakness, and pain in both my wrists. I'm right handed, and the right one is worse.

I've cut down on most activities except work, which is typing. My desk is ergonomically set up, and typing doesn't seem to aggravate the pain as much as other things, like turning the key in my door lock, lifting even light items, bending my wrists in any way (the tendons feel like they're pulling?), and squeezing things.

Squeezing hurts under my forearms, typing I can feel in the tops of my wrists and down the insides of my forearms, and rotating my hands feels like the muscles are separating from both the bones in my arms.

I can't squeeze very hard, and my hands feel weak. When it's worse, it's like my brain tells my hands to do something, and then they do something else.

The wrong letters get typed, I knock the mouse to the side, drop things, or spill water on myself.

I saw a doctor the other day, and tendonitis was not mentioned, though she didn't rule it out. She seems to have ruled out carpal tunnel with some motion and strength tests. She's running tests for lupus, RA, and general inflammation.

The stiffness is worst in the morning, and the pain is worst both in the morning and later in the evening. The weakness and loss of accuracy is worst in the evening.

Ibuprofen helps a bit, and I honestly can't tell if ice has helped.

If it's relevant, I'm in my later 20s.

If you have any suggestions at all, I would be most grateful.

Thank you sincerely,


Joshua Comments:

Hi River.

What were the results of the tests for lupus, RA, etc?

Did you get your Vitamin D tested (do you know what your Vitamin D level is)? If not, find out ASAP.

Let me know, and we'll go from there.

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