Dec 02, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
Hey guys, I tried to search for any threads on broken wrists but I didn't find any. I'm 23 and I broke my right wrist a week ago (fractured scaphoid). I'm very distraught because I've never had a serious injury, and only sprained the same wrist (PS I'm right handed) when I was 12 (it heeled fine). I'm in a cast for at least three months, unless I get the surgery, and even then will have to wear a splint and rest it (I have to take a leave of absence from work while I have a cast/splint.) Has this happened to anyone? My big question is how will this affect me working out/lifting after it's healed? I am waiting for my doctor's approval to do any heavy lifting, of course. I am worried it will always cause me pain and will really affect me at the gym, and the rest of my life. I am planning to just do cardio right now and no upper body exercises. Any friendly input would be appreciated.