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How can I adjust my wrists myself?

I am a 22 year old male. I want to know how can I adjust my wrists myself?

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You DO NOT want to do that. If you take the joints beyond their para-physiological range of motion habitually, you can damage the ligaments which hold the joints together resulting in unstable joints. Possibly consider
taking Chelated Manganese to help with ligament laxity.
There is no specific way to truly adjust oneself. You can manipulate yourself and may even get some relief from it, but in order to properly adjust through chiropractic manipulation a specialized training is necessary. Chiropractors study how the joints move and the specific way in which a correction needs to occur. Cavitation or popping/cracking is not the goal, it is proper joint motion.
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic, and I, myself, have to see other doctors of Chiropractic in order to have myself adjusted. Even where extremity adjusting is concerned (which is what adjusting wrists would be considered) not all Chiropractors do that. You would probably need to look for a Chiropractor with either the letters C.C.E.P. (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) [which is what I am] or C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) to be certain that you are going to the correct Doctor of Chiropractic.
You need to have an outside person do this to achieve the correct angles and line of drive through the carpal joints. Go to a chiropractor that also does what's called "extremity adjusting."


Dr. Brandon Buttry
There is no way. Only a licensed chiropractor can do that. Takes two hands to adjust a wrist.

Doc J

It is somewhat hard to do your own wrist adjusting, but you can do some mobilizations by doing basic movements of the wrist and applying pressure to the wrist with the opposite hand. There are some very good youtube videos on wrist mobilizations you can watch. As far as adjusting, you are better off trusting a sports chiropractor to do it.
You can't. I have 40 years' experience and can't adjust myself. See a good chiropractor that adjusts wrists.
You should always be adjusted by a professional.
This is not advisable to do without extensive knowledge of joint anatomy and physiology. I would recommend working on stretching and massaging the muscles of the forearm to allow more freedom of movement in the wrists.