So in Medical terms I have De Quervain's tendonitis.
For anyone wondering what it is or if they have it this is a breif explanation:
The cause of the pain associated with De Quervain's tendonitis is inflammation around the tendons of two distinct muscles called the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis. The tendons on the side and back of the wrist run through a "pulley", analogous to a fishing line running through the eyelets of a fishing pole. The tendon normally slides smoothly, but inflammation and swelling around the tendon can cause it to snag and get caught on the pulley causing pain.
You can also preform the "finkelstein test". - Google it.
The pisser is that woman are usually the ones that get it do to potato peeling, picking babies up, or knitting - I guess not so manly.
How I got it: Felt small pain while setting down 85LB dumbell on the rack after doing shrugs.
How did it feel immediately: almost felt like a release - not really a very very bad pain.. some heat but i knew something wasnt 100% right.
What I did immediately: like an @sshole I continued working out.
What happend next days: There was more pain the next time I worked out when I did certain excersizes like Barbell curls, dumbell supinated style curls mostly but nothing unbearable.
Next few weeks: pain persisted. Actually after some innitial small pains, I would work through it and when I left the gym it actually felt "better" but the next day waking up would hurt a lot
What was my rehabilition / prevention technique: (I failed) I wore wrist wraps for when I was working out and metal splint (I bought from pharmacy) to immobilize for day to day activities.
Did it help: Well it got worse and I totally changed my workout to do excersizes that put less strain on curling or using the wrist - funny - but things like hammer curls would be totally fine since I would hold a tight wrist using other wrist muscles - I did chin ups as well. But unfortunately the day to day activities were getting harder as well.
It would not hurt but then id do some stupid movement like put on my jacket or try to wipe my @ss and it would hurt so much I could cry. It also started affecting other excersizes like bench press - I would lose 2 - 3 reps after De-racking the bar just to fix my hand placement so it would be comfortable (1 placement was good for the lift but needed to be readjusted for the reps)
After 7 months of hardcore lifting, losing weight, getting a body I was just starting to be proud of seeing the dividends of hard work pay off - I am halted and have not lifted since last January 20th. I am antsy - getting soft and cannot weight to get this shot!! I never got a cortisone shot.
Has anyone gotten one in the wrist - how long till you started lifting again? I'm sure the Doc will say to lay off for 6-8 weeks of course he doesn't give a sh*t about my body lol.