My wrist hurts from long periods of yoyoing, any tips?


#1

I yoed for about the whole day yesterday and my wrist hurts every time I move it up or down.


#2

You should take a break like if you had a ten hour period yoyo for 3 hours break for 30 minutes or something like that.


#3

I had similar, but for me it was my elbow from trying to do hook for like an hour straight. Just don’t elbow for a day and you should be fine


#4

The best thing a yo-yoer can do for his hands and wrist are to take a break. Too much yo-yoing might not be a good thing if your wrists hurt. Give it a day off and try again the next day. Who knows? Maybe a break can be good for your tricks.


#5

I have a pinched nerve issue PRIOR to starting to yoyo(middle of April 2011, not sure what I did). I started near the start of March 2011. Much weakness in my right arm. Doctors are still trying to figure it out exactly. Anyhow, with me, pain is a part of life. No pain, no gain. But I had to stop throwing 2 weeks prior to an event to rest my arm to ensure I can handle the show(barely but did).

I was practicing for an hour a day, and my elbow and wrist and hand hurt(from the yoyo smacking it)

End results: No real improvement for me. I still recommend people rest. If you’re going to practice, I’d say go for 15 minutes, then a 5 minute break. Practice again, then take a longer break. As you build up, you can go longer. But you do need to take breaks.


#6

Take a break. Over time, your wrists will get stronger and won’t sore so quickly.


#7

hey guys, I just realized it is a sprain, not soreness, I checked symptoms online and it was exactly like what I’m feeling. I found my info here: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/firstaid/wristspr.htm , but it said if it’s minor it will only hurt when you move your wrist all the way up or down. But when I move it left ( p.s this is my left wrist ), it hurts too! My mom will never let me go to the doctor for minor reasons even though were insured, I don’t know if it’s minor or major, I will attempt to do RICE tomorrow.


#8

Take a decent break and do some gentle hand and wrist stretches. It might suck to not yoyo for a few days, but getting carpel tunnel or repetitive motion syndrome can plague you for the rest of your life.

If you truly are throwing more than 4 hours a day, that’s a significant strain. Also, make sure your shoulder, elbow, and wrist are perfectly in line before you throw (you should be able to set a wood plank from your shoulder to your hand and then balance a glass of water on it) as this will reduce strain due to unnatural muscle movements.

If problems persist, contact a doctor of course. I doubt anyone on these boards is a certified MD, and your health always comes first.


#9

If you really think it’s a sprain, remember to limber up your throw arm a little both before and during prolonged yoyoing


#10

How will I know if I have one of the syndromes.


#11

Heheh he said period of yoyoing.

:B

If your wrist hurts while yoyoing, take a break.

a 5 - 10 minute break will do :3


#12

You know, I had the same question around this time last year when I started to heavily get back into throwing. It got to where my wrists were hurting so I slowed down a bit. I still continued to throw however so that my wrists will become stronger. Today, I’ll occasionally get a sore arm only if I’ve been non stop throwing all day (like when I was at BAC, spent the day throwing 70 grams). After a couple days and throwing a lighter yoyo my arm was fine. So I just call it conditioning. Ease up if you’re finding yourself becoming strained…and if you are itching to still throw, perhaps just mess with a Mosquito, something light.


#13

Like a yyf ONE?


#14

I had pretty bad RSI (repetitive strain injury) and stopped yoyoing for almost a year.

I can actually found that light yoyos can make it worse, as you tend to compensate by throwing harder.

I found that the most strain actually came from the yoyo “thunking” at the bottom of the string - which is why I prefer narrower gaps and one of the reasons I don’t like concave bearings.

The second biggest strain is when you bind and the yoyo pulls on the string. If you’re using a heavy yoyo or it is spinning very fast, it will put a lot more strain on your wrist as the yoyo bites into the string.

I saw a few specialists, none of whom helped at all. Eventually a trip to a Chinese doctor and an extended break did the trick.

Like others have said, take a break. Stretch your wrist before throwing and slowly build up your strength and tolerances.

Good luck!


#15

that sounds about right if you just started throwing
take it easy while you throw cause the last thing you want is to mess up your wrist


#16

I started about 8 months ago tho. It’s getting better every day tho.