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I love walk the dog type baits and fish them often both for bass and inshore species.   Today I was out early 'walking the dog' and started getting pretty bad wrist pain.  I switched over to cast and retrieve baits, but I guess the damage was done because I'm hurting.   I'm taking aspirin and icing it down, but it still hurts after 6 hours of this treatment.   To be honest I can't blame it all on top waters paddling the kayak also puts some torque on the wrist, but it's mostly the fishing I think, because when I just go paddling with my kayak club I don't usually feel any pain.

Anyone else suffer from fishing injuries?   Who said bass fishing isn't a contact sport?

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Well I have built on those muscles since I was 13.

After I met my future wife those muscles did not get used as much. When we got engaged I never used them. When I got married the first 3 months I used them some. After that I started using them again daily. Now that I am divorced I look like Popeye.

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I get the same..As an ex bowler I used an old wrist support band that I had and it really helps. Tip..If you decide to try it, don't wait until it starts hurting to put it on.

 

Mike 

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For techniques that require a lot of effort and labor on the anglers part I try to buy the lightest pieces I can buy to help with fatigue. Jerkbaits and walking topwaters are two that come to mind. I have a Cumulus on a 50 Alde mg for these kind of apps the outfit weighs about 8.6 ounces. It makes the task at hand easier on the body. The only other thing you could do is incorporate more excersies into your workout regiment to help with this.

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I was in an accident years ago that left me with the inability to turn my wrist upward (killed my career :battery-062:). It left me with few options when it came to how I held a rod and how I worked a bait. I had to change the way I did things or cut my fishing outings short. 

I did two things that helped; ibuprofen before hitting the water and working the bait differently (no more rod down or up). After a subsequent mishap a few years back, I found out I also had carpal tunnel issues. I've since had surgery to correct both problems and don't have issues of wrist pain.  I still work most of my baits with my rod held pointing to the right so that my wrist is straight. 

Take the opportunity NOW  to get it checked out. Worse case, a shot of cordizone will prevent it from getting worse. Best case, a little physical therapy and you'll be paddling and walking the dog better than before.

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Time to buy a left handed reel and get amphibious... Or is it ambidextrous? 

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Go to a Whopper Plopper for a while until you heal.  Just drag it in, but hang on!

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My elbows start to hurt sometimes after long days if I'm chunking and winding. My wrist and forearms get tired those first few jerkbait trips of the year. I'll usually switch back and forth between spinning and casting since I use different hands for each. 

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I developed tendonitis in both wrists after my little girls were born... apparently I hold babies wrong.  For a while was quite painful while fishing.

Get you some Glucosamine supplements with Chondroitin... Osteo Bi Flex Triple Strength is my go-to.  I noticed significant relief after about 2 weeks of usage and won't leave home without it now.

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