Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by Butche » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Hi all,

I've been suffering from Carpal-Tunnel on my left wrist (i'm a right handed
***) for a while now (6 months) and it started when i got into golf.
Actually i got pretty obssesive and started going to the range A LOT and thats
what did it.  If i take time off from the game/range it slowly goes away but
once i start swinging again it comes back   My question is this: does anyone
have a recommendation for a wrist brace that can restrict the movement of my
wrist (to reduce carpal pressure) yet still allow me to play.  I realize that it
might decrease my distance but at this point i'd rather give up distance than
give up the game.  I do have an appointment comming up with a sports doctor but
i figured someone in the group might have pertinent recommendations or ideas.

Regards,

Butcher
------------------------------
"What a depressingly stupid machine." - Marvin, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 
 
 

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by Dan Goldber » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 13:32:49

After I broke my left arm and had my cast removed my left arm was very weak
so I wore a flexible velcro wrist brace. It provided enough support to keep
my arm from hurting. Try a fitness or drug store. I suspect it could help
your situation as well. Also consider doing light strength training to
strenghten the wrist joint and muscles in your forearms. It might help in
the long run, ask your Dr. first, it could make it worse, I'm not too sure
about Carpal Tunnel...

Quote:
> Hi all,

> I've been suffering from Carpal-Tunnel on my left wrist (i'm a right
handed
> ***) for a while now (6 months) and it started when i got into golf.
> Actually i got pretty obssesive and started going to the range A LOT and
thats
> what did it.  If i take time off from the game/range it slowly goes away
but
> once i start swinging again it comes back   My question is this: does
anyone
> have a recommendation for a wrist brace that can restrict the movement of
my
> wrist (to reduce carpal pressure) yet still allow me to play.  I realize
that it
> might decrease my distance but at this point i'd rather give up distance
than
> give up the game.  I do have an appointment comming up with a sports
doctor but
> i figured someone in the group might have pertinent recommendations or
ideas.

> Regards,

> Butcher
> ------------------------------
> "What a depressingly stupid machine." - Marvin, Hitchiker's Guide to the
Galaxy


 
 
 

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by Butche » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 14:25:58


Quote:
> After I broke my left arm and had my cast removed my left arm was very weak
> so I wore a flexible velcro wrist brace. It provided enough support to keep
> my arm from hurting. Try a fitness or drug store. I suspect it could help
> your situation as well. Also consider doing light strength training to
> strenghten the wrist joint and muscles in your forearms. It might help in
> the long run, ask your Dr. first, it could make it worse, I'm not too sure
> about Carpal Tunnel...

Thanks for the reply.  I do resitance training (weight lifting actually) 5 days
a week (have for years) so my wrist and forearms don't really have a strength
problem.  Apparently, the symptoms are very characteristic of Carpal-Tunnel
although, interestingly enough, i've always participated in various sports
regularly and have been in front of a PC for 15 years without any wrist problems
like this one.

I mainly posted to find out if anyone else has had this kind of wrist problem
from playing golf and what they did/tried to correct it.  Also, I don't think
the problem is my grip as that was the first thing the Pro i took lessons with
covered.  And as far as i know, my grip is pretty standard.  I've had others
look at my swing and if anything, they comment that its quite good for a 6 month
beginner (before my wrist got too bad, i managed to brake 90 for the first
time!).  Course, its possible i overdid it at the range when i first stared and
damaged something that just has not healed right.

I just hope the doc can help as i really want to start playing again.  I've
fallen in love with this game.

 
 
 

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by bighornb.. » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 15:25:38



Quote:
> Hi all,

> I've been suffering from Carpal-Tunnel on my left wrist (i'm a right
handed
> ***) for a while now (6 months) and it started when i got into
golf.
> Actually i got pretty obssesive and started going to the range A LOT
and thats
> what did it.  If i take time off from the game/range it slowly goes
away but
> once i start swinging again it comes back   My question is this: does
anyone
> have a recommendation for a wrist brace that can restrict the
movement of my
> wrist (to reduce carpal pressure) yet still allow me to play.  I
realize that it
> might decrease my distance but at this point i'd rather give up
distance than
> give up the game.  I do have an appointment comming up with a sports
doctor but
> i figured someone in the group might have pertinent recommendations
or ideas.

> Regards,

> Butcher

I had a similar problem at one point when I was swinging too vertical
(over the top) and really hitting down on the ball.  Hard fairways
made it really bad.  I don't know if this is your problem, but if
it rings a bell, you may want to see a pro about a swing change that
could fix this.  Good golf shouldn't hurt.

Sent via Deja.com http://SportToday.org/
Before you buy.

 
 
 

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by Rich » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Hmmmm. My problem is similar but almost completely opposite!!  I love to
fish, but find that casting simply kills my arthritis filled wrists.

Golf, three days a week, doesn't hurt hardly at all. I am going to a wrist
surgeon for a second opinion next week, and I was going to ask about a
brace, etc. for fishing  I'll try to remember to ask about carpel and braces
etc. and respond here.
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Quote:
> Hi all,

> I've been suffering from Carpal-Tunnel on my left wrist (i'm a right
handed
> ***) for a while now (6 months) and it started when i got into golf.
> Actually i got pretty obssesive and started going to the range A LOT and
thats
> what did it.  If i take time off from the game/range it slowly goes away
but
> once i start swinging again it comes back   My question is this: does
anyone
> have a recommendation for a wrist brace that can restrict the movement of
my
> wrist (to reduce carpal pressure) yet still allow me to play.  I realize
that it
> might decrease my distance but at this point i'd rather give up distance
than
> give up the game.  I do have an appointment comming up with a sports
doctor but
> i figured someone in the group might have pertinent recommendations or
ideas.

> Regards,

> Butcher
> ------------------------------
> "What a depressingly stupid machine." - Marvin, Hitchiker's Guide to the
Galaxy

 
 
 

Help/Recomd wanted - Wrist brace for pain

Post by Tom Dieme » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Butcher, not sure if this will pertain to you.
I had / have a similar problem. Also a PC person for a living, and assumed
carpal tunnel. Started a month or so after taking up golf.

Turned out, I had knocked two little bones out of place in my left hand. An
MD Dr didnt help much, so, against my usual better judgement, I went to a
Chiropractor. He was able to get the bones back in place. (one was between
my middle fingers, back of my hand, other was in my lower palm, just above
my wrist).
This injury was VERY painful. The first day it showed up, my left hand was
unusable. Couldnt even hold a cup of coffee or anything with it. There
wasn't any one hit I made golfing, that I can say, 'thats the one that did
it'...

It took a month or so, but finally the soreness went away. I played a little
, but backed off the range hitting for a while...

You might want to check into this, in your case.. My Dr. told me Carpal
Tunnel builds over a long period of time usually, and something like this,
all of a sudden, is more likely an injury. It takes a few weeks for the
swelling to go down after getting it fixed, so dont expect relief to be
immediate. But the feeling of something catching in your wrist does go away
pretty quickly. Stiffness and soreness lasts longer.

Again, not sure this pertains to you, but thought it 'might' be helpful...

Good luck to you.. That pain isnt fun..

Tom


Quote:
> Hi all,

> I've been suffering from Carpal-Tunnel on my left wrist (i'm a right
handed
> ***) for a while now (6 months) and it started when i got into golf.
> Actually i got pretty obssesive and started going to the range A LOT and
thats
> what did it.  If i take time off from the game/range it slowly goes away
but
> once i start swinging again it comes back   My question is this: does
anyone
> have a recommendation for a wrist brace that can restrict the movement of
my
> wrist (to reduce carpal pressure) yet still allow me to play.  I realize
that it
> might decrease my distance but at this point i'd rather give up distance
than
> give up the game.  I do have an appointment comming up with a sports
doctor but
> i figured someone in the group might have pertinent recommendations or
ideas.

> Regards,

> Butcher
> ------------------------------
> "What a depressingly stupid machine." - Marvin, Hitchiker's Guide to the
Galaxy