An unfortunate reality in climbing is that it puts a lot of strain on our bodies which means there are lots of ways for us to injure ourselves. While finger, elbow, and shoulder injuries are the most common in climbers, wrist pain injuries are often overlooked despite the fact that they can be just as debilitating.
To shed some light on how the wrist can be injured in climbing, here’s an article by physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach Uzo Ehiogu from The Arch Climbing Wall blog. In his article, Ehiogu highlights the wrist’s triangular fibrocartilage complex or TFCC and discusses how this complex is often injured in climbers and how we should go about diagnosing and treating this injury.
“In non climbing populations it is common to injure this complex (photo courtesy of archclimbingwall.com)
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(photo courtesy of archclimbingwall.com)