Gymnastics

CrossFit, Gymnastics and Olympic Weightlifting Wrist Injuries

CrossFit, Gymnastics and Olympic Weightlifting Wrist Injuries

Impingement Syndromes of the Wrist

Dorsal wrist impingement is the most common injury to a CrossFitters, Olympic Weightlifter or Gymnasts wrist. The injury results from the repetitive combination of hyperextension (extending or straightening the joint beyond its normal range of motion) and axial loading, (placing force on the joint or bone).

The injury occurs when the dorsal (back) edge of the radius impinges on (strikes) the wrist bones. This individuals pain can intensify such as during a handstand. When injury occurs, the client feels pain and tenderness on the backside of the wrist. The pain usually subsides after training has ended.