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  • forearm pain

    Posted by Sandit1973 on December 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    ok well i have been working on a few new moves and i have ran into a huge set back .i have been trying the body wave , the hand spring and the cartwheel and a couple others as well but here is the issue . both my forearms are killing me .i had taken a few days off to let them get to feeling better. and last night i decided to give it another practice . well that did not go to well . as soon as i did anything that required me to turn my hand over and push or even pull it hurt . even something as when you are walking around the pole and you grab it to revers the way you are walking and your body weight gives a little tug well that made my forearm hurt . i watched one of RED71,s tutorials the one on the body wave and she said that when she first started doing the move it cause her forearm to hurt but the stronger she got and the more she practiced it the pain went away and not she dose it with no pain . what i need to know is should i work through the pain and get over it . or should i continue to stay away from those kinds of moves till the pain gos away and then try them again until the pain gets to bad .. so on and so forth .

    pole-twista replied 15 years, 7 months ago 8 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Veena

    December 14, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Just listen to your body. I’m not gonna say ignore the pain but some move do hurt until you get stronger. I would worry more if it doesn’t get any better after awhile. It may even help to do some stretches and of course I’m always a big fan of strength training. Sometimes wrapping your wrist with ace bandage can help a lot until you get stronger. I remember having that pain and with those move and it did get better. Still be careful.

  • angelx33

    December 15, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Eventually, the pain will go away. The pain your feeling is your muscles being torn, because you are doing harder moves that require more strength, which you don’t have. So the muscles get torn, and as they start to recover they become stronger and you will be able to do those moves without much pain. the harder the move is the stronger you need to be, and since you haven’t done these moves before, your muscles arent used to this kind of exercise. so they will tear and recover. as for me, I just push through the pain until i cannot grip the pole anymore.=)

  • RoxyPink

    December 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I also found that wearing bands around my forearms helps!


  • Flosqito

    December 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    ok i was wondering if anyone knew any ways to strengthen my wrists. the pain in my wrist gets pretty bad after a few moves on the pole. im hoping its because i have never really worked them this much and they are just really sore. But if you have any suggestions on how to get past that they would be greatly appreciated. Also how long does it take to be able to hold urself up on the pole in any sitting position with ur legs. because my skin i think wants to tear off haha. I was able to do the butterfly the very first time i got on the pole (not very well i might add) but not any more haha i think it was beginners luck because i cannot do it anymore haha!

  • Sparklie

    December 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Here is the url for a video that Veena did on strengthening your wrists.

  • LittleMissLola

    January 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I’d say rest it for now but for strengthening wrists I love my Powerball

  • pole-twista

    January 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    you also have to be aware of your bones pole dancing isnt all muscle it’s important to have strong bones as well sounds like you may have done a little damage to bone in forarm not bad actually good as long as you let it heal and dont push it you actually stregthen bones with weight bearing activites (it’s why astranauts have to do special weight bearing actives after returning from space no gravity/weight being beared actually makes the bones soft just like with muscles, if done properly and not overdone, the bone gets "damaged" -don’t know what other word to use and like muscle as they repair tiny tears ect they actually build stronger ) like so many things in life, if it doesnt break you, you rise up stronger than before) if just putting a little pressure hurts sounds like the equvilant of shin splints rest it til it feels better has happened to me to and always feel better in 3-4 days of not using be sure to get plenty of vitamin D (great for healthy bones but also amzing for lots of other health benefits) hope this helped

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