Wrist pain can really disrupt your workout routine, but that doesn’t mean your overall fitness levels need to suffer. Maintaining basic fitness during that all-important recovery process can be a challenge, but with the right plan you can achieve impressive results. That’s why we’ve put together just a few of the ways you can stay in shape as your wrist gets back to full strength.
If you experience wrist pain in exercises like yoga, during warm up routines or bodyweight-resistance exercises, try switching your weight onto your forearms instead of your hands. Also, all you need for a great core workout is a gym mat and some determination. Leg lifts, crunches and variations of the plank are all ways to engage that key group of core muscles. Furthermore, the use of resistance bands are often overlooked in the gym for more heavy-duty equipment, but they’re also a great way to stretch and work muscles in entirely new ways.
Now is a great time to focus on your lower body. Brisk walks, jogs or high interval sprint training will get that heart rate up in no time. Also focusing on lower body weight training, such as Barbell back squats is a great way to focus on full body strength.
Remember to choose a wrist support that supports your wrist when doing exercise. The right support can provide support for an injured wrist. See the Futuro range of wrist braces and support to get the right solution for you.
Nutrition is also important during your recovery and not something to be overlooked. Filling yourself up with the right balance of healthy fats, carbs and proteins will give your body the building blocks it needs to repair itself. It will also help speed up the recovery process, giving you a head start back to a fully-fit you.
Lastly, why not get the advice from a professional? A trained physiotherapist or personal trainer can really help you stay motivated and focussed on your fitness goals, even whilst recovering from wrist pain. Depending on the severity of your injury, together you can work out a schedule that will help you maintain a base line of fitness and strength without further aggravating the injury itself.
Please also remember to give yourself an initial period of rest after the injury occurs to promote healing.