So I used to play football in highschool and played a few years on a Division 2 college team. Was mainly a defensive back (safety) and also play alot of special teams. Broke both thumbs and injured my wrists quite a few times. Still have joint and ligament pain in them (base of thumb down to the wrist and in and around the wrist).
I quit playing football (joined the military) but kept up with a good exercise/weight lifting routine since. On many heavy heavy push/press type lifts I wear wrist wraps..usually when i'm at 80% or so of my 1RM.
A couple military docs said I might need to do some therapy and take a lot of time off to fully heal them, with the possibility of surgery.
What's your guy's perception of guys that wear wrist wraps? Just looking for the honest answer, you aren't going to hurt my feelings, haha. I had this smartazz come up to me in the gym and ask me if I wore them while I jerk off too, lol. This was one of those type of guys that wears about $500 worth of expensive name brand gym clothing/accessories that you usually see doing tricep rope extensions in the mirror and 75lb lat pulldowns with straps.
Anyways..not really a serious thing but maybe I need to work on my forearm and grip strength more. Its just that wearing the wraps makes it much more enjoyable and seems to ease the pain.