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Old 07-05-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
Dojo: Cape Town School of Aikido
Location: Cape Town
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12
South Africa
Bruised wrists


I find myself suffering from bruised wrists and was wondering whether this is because of something that I am doing incorrectly as uke, eg. being too stiff when being thrown?

Is there a treatment that someone can recommend to enable my wrists to heal faster?

Please help
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
James Kelly
Dojo: Glendale Aikikai
Location: Los Angeles
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 109
United Nations
Re: Bruised wrists

I would suspect that bruised wrists are a consequence of the ukes you train with grabbing too hard. But if you don't feel it on the mat and it isn't getting in the way of your daily life then I wouldn't worry about it. Eventually your wrists will get used to it. It's good training.
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
Janet Rosen
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Re: Bruised wrists

If you literally mean black and blue bruises, it is pretty common in some folks as beginners and does slowly go away. Applying arnica gel (a homeopathic remedy available at health food stores/ffod coops) has helped at least some of us to have such bruising go away significantly faster. For me, cuts resolution time by 1/3.

Janet Rosen
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
Dojo: Cape Town School of Aikido
Location: Cape Town
Join Date: Jul 2006
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South Africa
Re: Bruised wrists

Thanks for the advice, will get some arnica and sort myself out. I guess like most aspects of aikido patience is the key, practice consistently and my body will get used to the training.
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