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I Recently punched someone and now my right wrist is not as flexible as the left one. I can bend it t around 45 degrees but then it becomes painful so i have to stop. I need to make it more flexible so i can start doing push ups again. Do you have any good ideas for stretches?

Thanks Alex

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Any sign of swelling? It might have been sprained. –  Kneel-Before-ZOD Mar 31 at 21:06
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^what he said. Did you go see a doctor about this? –  LarissaGodzilla Apr 1 at 6:57
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I once broke a bone in my hand, I did'nt know it had been broken until an (unrelated) X-ray years later. Take home lesson: Make sure you know what's wrong with your hand before trying to fix it. –  mart Jun 2 at 8:57

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If the pain is that bad, I do highly recommend a doctor, as badly healed injuries in something as mobile as a wrist can be bad news. As regards stretching, I advise looking at Aikido wrist stretches. They cover a fairly wide range of movement and are easy to adjust to your current flexibility.

On a side note, I had something like this happen to me a few years back. I let my wrist relax too much while hitting the punching bag. I made a full recovery and it turned out to be nothing worse than a sprain. I wore a wrist guard for a while, and found that pushups were much less painful when I did them on my fists, as it involves a straight wrist.

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You have to visit a doctor to get a thorough diagnosis.

You could have two types of injuries as you punched.

  1. The direct bone to bone punch could have got you a hairline fracture, (checkout the boxers fracture aswell)
  2. Or it could be a sprain. This is more likely, but be careful, stretching a sprained ligament only aggravates the problem, if it is a minor sprain, then you have to wear wrist support till the sprain heals itself.
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