Man, I did it again. My left wrist is killing me, and it’s the same sort of pain and when I messed up my elbow a couple of years ago. I think it’s the tendon again.
The symptoms are the same: It hurts until I work it, then it’s fine for a few hours, then the pain comes back worse than ever.
Unlike last time, however, I identified it pretty early on. I really took it easy last week, and this week I’ve shut down all my arm training; just cardio and lower body. I’ve been popping ibuprofen and icing up the area in the evenings. It’s made a difference, as the pain isn’t as sharp as when I first noticed it a few weeks ago.
I’m hoping it’s a quicker turnaround this time, especially since I didn’t keep working it like I did last time. I’m hoping that if I go easy on it this week and maybe next week, it will return to normal quickly. I’m planning to hit the weights again starting the week of May 19th, but I’ll cut all my levels by 1/3 and build my way back up. It’s a real pain considering I was hitting levels I’d never worked at before, but I’d rather a 2-4 week annoyance in my schedule than having to miss 2 months and go through another 3 months of rehab again.
Here’s the weirdest part: it’s on my left side AGAIN. Why do my sports injuries always seem to happen on my left side? I’m right-handed, does that have something to do with it?