Wrist is still hurting after three years of not lifting Watch

bret
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I used to be really into bodybuilding a few years back, and as time went on my right wrist began to hurt so much that I found bicep curls and back exercises like seated rows agonizing. I eventually gave up in late 2005, partly due to the wrist but also as a result of increased workload at university etc. So I've essentially been resting it for three years.

When I went to the docs back then I was told to take some painkillers, rest maybe for a couple of weeks and then I'd be fine. I did this and it didn't work. I went to the gym for the first time today since I gave up bbing and the right wrist is still extremely sore when I do similar exercises. It's a real throbbing pain which seems to get worse with greater intensity lifting and turns into a dull ache when I leave the gym and go home.

Have I permanently damaged myself, and what could it be? Should I get it looked at before doing more lifting?
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Definitely get it looked out before you do anymore lifting, you could be damaging it even more.
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I think you should go and see your GP and find out. Were probably not going to be much use on here, as none of us are trained professionals or anything.

In the meantime, try not to over use your wrist and don't do anymore training until you know whats causing the problem.
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I'd suggest carpel tunnel syndrome. But i'd go see a doc and push for a referal to a specialist if you dont get answers.
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You damaged your wrist through curling and seated isolations? Tenuous link at best. Doctors, second opinion, etc.
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You damaged your wrist through curling and seated isolations? Tenuous link at best. Doctors, second opinion, etc.
Close grip seated rows hurt the most after barbell curls (both EZ and straight). The only bicep sets I could do without feeling unbearable pain were with dumbells perched on a 45 incline bench.

Perhaps it's to do with the direction the wrist is pointed and which part is taking the strain.
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Sounds like Carpal Tunnel to me, get it checked out asap as it could need surgery if you leave it.
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Maybe some physio would help?
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Sounds like Carpal Tunnel to me, get it checked out asap as it could need surgery if you leave it.
I just wikid Carpal Tunnel and it seems that the only way of getting rid of it is surgery. Do you know if the other treatments actually set the wrist back to the kind of state it was in before? Also, I'm only 23 and it appears it's usually old people that get this.
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