Survey on wrist extension pain in gym goers

Published: 7 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fsxhc94ry2.1


Wrist extension pain is a common complaint among individuals engaging in weightlifting and other gym activities. Understanding its prevalence and associated factors is crucial for injury prevention and athlete well-being. We conducted a cross-sectional survey study through google form among gym-goers to assess the prevalence of wrist extension pain, associated risk factors, and its impact on training. A survey was conducted to validate the questionnaire before getting it filled in by the participants. A survey was undertaken involving 382 voluntary participants, encompassing individuals of all genders and age groups, who willingly completed the questionnaire. Out of 382 participants surveyed, 0.8% and 4.2% reported experiencing wrist extension pain during or after gym sessions. Factors such as improper form, overuse, and previous injuries were significantly associated with the occurrence of wrist pain. Notably, participants with wrist pain reported alterations in training routines and decreased performance. Wrist extension pain is prevalent among gym-goers and can have significant implications for training. Educating individuals on proper form and implementing preventive strategies are essential for mitigating the risk of wrist injuries in the gym setting.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Survey, Wrist Pain