Use proper technique when weight lifting and always have a spotter allow yourself to rest between work outs. You can also try to get a brace for your wrists that can prevent you from going outside the range of motion for your wrist. If the pain continues you should you may want to talk with a doctor or rest and ice the wrist until the pain is gone. Also never tack pain meds before a work out if you do you could hurt your wrist and not feel it and then injure yourself worse.
use stretching exercises that maximize wrist movement work the wrists a little less than you usually do until you feel comfortable while using the wrist stretches everyday (even days you dont lift) slowly start to work your wrists more and more good luck (:
stretch first then start small and as you get more comfortable with the weight try a heavier one and keep advancing but don't go to fast or your wrists will hurt more and you might fracture or sprain it really badly
You need build muscles slowly,so the joints, knees, etc and get stronger too. But if your striving to do excessive weights then you need to use wrist support like some bowlers do when bowling. There are therapy techniques you can use to make your wrist stronger too, use google to find info. It takes time to build up the muscles you need to do what your doing. But above all, stretching is essential at least 30 minutes prior to working out on anything that is demanding on your body. All gymnasts do it, otherwise they can be seriously hurt if they are not flexible enough, landing wrong on the floor beam or vault wrong. So stretching is very important.
You dont have to stop lifting weights, but my physical therapist told me this when i had a similar problem : Go gradually from lighter to heavier, and when the pain starts, do NOT push it. When you are done with your workout, just go and ice your wrist. Also, wrist braces really do help.
There are wrist straps that weight lifters use to help spread some of the weight to the forearms. The loop goes around your wrist and the extra strap is wrapped around the dumbbell, bar bell or handle of whatever you are using. You wrap the strap around and around until it is tight. Then when you lift or pull, your forearms are doing most of the load bearing. You can find them at most Athletic stores and even at some Wal-Marts and Targets. They cost about $15-$20. Also, previous comments about starting at a lower weight and working up help, as well. But if you are determined to lift more now, get the straps.
There is an exercise for the muscles in your forearms that stabilize your wrists: 1. Get a wooden dowel, & drill a hole in the middle. 2. Get some rope, tie it THROUGH the hole. 3. Choose your weight, & tie the other end securely to whatever type & amount of weight you decide upon. 4. Get a foot stool & an appropriate area to life weights in. 5. Stand on the stool, holding the dowel down in front of you, with the weights resting below on the ground. 6. Roll the dowel in BOTH your hands to roll up the rope as if you were rolling a flag or parchment, alternating which hand is doing the twisting motion, & then unroll it until it is back to the ground. That is one rep 7. Do a full set, you can then repeat by reversing your grip by holding the dowel with your hands on bottom instead.
I used to have some pretty sore forearms near the beginning. You have to grip with your hand & stabilize your wrists with pretty much every exercise, so this will get better with time, but this is a way you can tackle the issue directly. Remember, there are smart ways to work out, & ways to injure yourself so you can't work out ever again. Safety first!