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  • Feeling discouraged

    Posted by silver950511810 on January 5, 2024 at 6:57 am

    I’m relatively new to pole but am really loving it. However I keep getting minor injuries (shoulder, now wrist) even though I’ve been warming up, doing the strength and conditioning exercises in Veena’s program, and being as careful as I can. I’m wondering whether I’m just not cut out for pole. I’m happy to stay with beginner moves and classes but I’m getting injured even doing that! I’d appreciate any encouragement that anyone can send my way!

    Veena replied 5 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Veena

    January 5, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    Injuries are always a frustrating thing. I’m sorry that’s happening. Can you please explain what kind of injuries are suffering from this way I can better help you.

    Things like soreness, tiredness or feeling, tender do not necessarily mean you have injured yourself and it’s common when starting pole.

    Please let me know which program you have been using, the injuries that you suffered, what your doctor has said, and I’ll be happy to help you find a more suitable practice for your body.

    Here’s a video on injury prevention that might be helpful to watch as well

  • silver950511810

    January 6, 2024 at 7:15 am

    I think the pain is actually in my forearm and not my wrist. From the research I’ve done it seems to be forearm splints (like shin splints but in the forearm). I think I got it from doing the pole pushes under the Pole Strength Routine program. For now I am resting it, icing it and doing some compression. It feels a bit better today so I am going to see if it heals before going to the doctor. I had been doing the wrist and forearm strengthening exercises regularly but maybe I need to focus more on that. Thanks!

  • Veena

    January 6, 2024 at 1:43 pm

    Maybe you can help me better understand. Are you saying you’re just working on random videos as a beginner? If so, I suggest following one of the programs because these will allow you to have rest days. They include strength and stretches that are needed as well. The pole strength routine is not a program. ????

    If you think it’s from pole pushes, can you please share a video link of yourself doing these? I can let you know if you’re not positioning the arm correctly, placing the hand too high on the pole can cause too much strain at the elbow and shoulder.

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