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      What Have I Done to Myself?!

      If this isn't the right place for this, I won't be offended if you move it. Wasn't sure where else to put it.

      So for the first time in my life I experienced really horrible wrist pains while on the range. Not sure what happened. I have some theories, but not sure if I am correct.

      While I was on the range today I had to leave early because I couldn't hold my Sig up anymore. I made it to the last magazine full of rounds when I suddenly felt this horrible pain sweep up my arm. It was later contained in my wrist until I held a smaller Sig at another shop and almost dropped it just holding it.

      Wasn't doing anything different. Same stance, same grip, same type of ammo, same shooting speed (not rapid firing).

      I've had an active range week, but it isn't the first time I've done that. A few days ago I went out with my Sig (100 rounds) and my Smith (60 rounds) and shot someone else's HK 40 (10 rounds) in a swap for my Smith. Yesterday I put 2 rounds through the S&W 500. And today I put 5 rounds through a lever action rifle chambered in 32 Winchester Special, then followed it a little while later with 50 rounds from my Sig. It was the last 10 that gave me trouble. I could just about keep the gun in my hands and my grouping went straight to hell. That has never happened before.

      So what could I have possibly done? Is my wrist just protesting the guns I shot this week or did I do something to my wrist? It still hurts right now pretty badly, but I'm not having an issue typing and it hasn't swollen up on me. Any ideas?

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      It could be anything. Maybe you stressed a muscle. Maybe it's a joint. No one can tell without examining it. The only thing I can think of is to rest it and maybe take some aspirin and wait until the morning to see if it gets better. If it doesn't get better soon it might be a good idea to have it checked out if you can.

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      How much typing on average do you do?

      Are you a candidate for carpul (carpel) tunnel?

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      Sounds like nerve damage. Get thee to a physician.

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      Put some ice on your wrist if it's still bothering you.

      I'd wear a wrist brace for precautionary measure. While at the range the other day, I noticed a woman wearing wrist braces on both of her arms...and she was shooting .500 cal. revolver.

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      How's your wrist this evening?

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      The wrist is a little bit tender, but not as bad as it was yesterday. I was able to pull medium weight rifles off the shelf all day, but the heavy ones (the Garand and like weight) gave me a problem. I didn't hit the range at all today.

      I don't do much typing, just in the evening when I get online, really. A touch during the day, but not usually more than writing a gun name in a search engine.

      And what type of brace should I be looking into for my wrist? I considered getting one before but never really thought hard. What do shooters usually use?

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      Sounds like "carpal tunnel" to me. Don't do anything that makes it hurt. Rest it. Go see a physician, as others have said.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
      And what type of brace should I be looking into for my wrist? I considered getting one before but never really thought hard. What do shooters usually use?
      I didn't ask that shooter what type of brace she used. Hers was black, I think it was good for outdoor use.

      I'd suggest picking one up at your local sporting good store (make sure it doesn't restrict your whole hand) or talk to your doctor and they can provide you one.

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      Well you did say 500 which i guess is the 500 magnum. May have been that. A stress related aliment.

      Seems like muscle fatigue. Just relax... no seriously.
      After some of my long range trips sqeezing the life out of my Glock. My right hand tends to not want to close for a little while. Not all the time though.

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      It was me. I put a curse on you because I was jealous of all the shooting you've been doing.

      Hey, don't mess with it. See a doc.

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      I get that sometimes too, when i went to the docotr he said it was sleeping on it wrong, i toss and turn when i sleep so constantly lay on wirsts or make my arms fall alseep. I would just relaxe it ice and hot packet it. Just give it a few days, and make if it still hurts, than go see a doctor. As for a brace i would jsut get one that isolates it. Like the ones that look like roller blade pads for your wrist.

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      I got a brace for the wrist. It's a Futuro Sport brace, I still get the motion in my wrist but it adds some extra support.

      I'm now going to take the stern talking to like a big girl. I went out on the range again tonight. Seriously, I seem to have a real problem, like a weird addiction I can't shake. LOL! One of the range officers bought a Ruger Security Six (for $150, WTF?!) and there is some drama with it. So this was probably my only chance. I put 12 through it. Apparently, I have a macho complex. I fired off six from the left hand and wasn't even close to the sticker I was shooting at. I was going to hang it up but turned to see my co-workers all staring at me like, "WTF happened to you?!" So before I even knew what I was doing that Security Six was in my right hand.

      No, it didn't improve my shot at all. Well, maybe a little, I got closer to the sticker. LOL! And I proceeded to clean two bathrooms with one arm. Got the brace on the way home. It isn't as bad as it was when I originally started the thread, but my lord did it smart by the sixth shot.

      Go ahead, line up. I'll take the vertual spankings.

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      $150!? That bastard! Where can I find deals like that?

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      Apparently, NC is chock full of them. I hear this weird stuff all the time. A customer was telling me today about a guy buying 15 Garands (count 'em 15) for under $2000... for the whole set.

      But apparently we have a lot of people with huge collections full of unbelievable guns and they have family members who hate them. So they die and the hating family member sells them all off for less than half their true value. I've gotten stories of terminally ill people not wanting their collection to get into the hands of crack head family members so they'll sell guns worth $2000+ for $500 just to get them out of the house before they pass on. Not good things for the seller, but it amounts in some amazing deals.

      This particular Ruger belonged to a guy who decided he only wants two guns, a conceal carry and a "house gun." So he's selling off his collection because "I never shoot them." I almost talked him into selling me a Sig P229 in excellent condition for $100. Of course he came to his senses and it's going for $550 now, which I can't afford. LOL!

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      Lets see if I have this right, Wrist strain on the right hand, correct? Hummmm

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      Quote Originally Posted by tony pasley View Post
      Lets see if I have this right, Wrist strain on the right hand, correct? Hummmm
      If your mind dropped into the gutter, come on back out!

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      I was in a fight at work (Security) about 25 years ago, and whacked my left hand on the desk in the office. It didn't hurt all that much and then the next day I was in bed, and I picked up the phone, and the pain was unbelievable! I tossed the phone accross the room and thrashed around for a couple of minutes. I went to the doctor, who was able to turn on the pain by moving my wrist a certain way. He said it was tendonitis. It took several weeks to resolve and I couldn't shoot with my right hand for about a month. I shot left handed only and actually got pretty good at it. I had to wear this metal thing that kept my wrist from bending.

      The only pain close to that was when a broke my big toe, and stretched all the tendons in my foor. That was worse actually.

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