Broken wrist problems

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    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.
  • LJay

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    Dec 02, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Work with the doctor and ask as many questions as you need to so that you can understand what is going on. The nurse may also be a big help.

    Life will go on.

    I did a real number on my left wrist a while back. Since I am a keyboard player, I was really worried. The doctor made sure I was assigned a really good hand therapist and she was great, not only for getting the hand working again but also for helping me to build confidence.

    If you do not already have one, get an electric can opener.

    I have also decided that the definition of a sadist is the guy who invented bubble packs and put them in front of one-handed people.

    Ice is the greatest things that ever happened.

    After about with delusions brought on by a sleeping aid, I learned from the doc that pain killers are probably the best sleeping pills.
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    Dec 02, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    The body has remarkable ability to heal. Make sure you get your injury treated and embark in an aggressive rehab program once you are ready.

    I have torn my bicep off, tore a hamstring and plugged up my heart. All those things are much better now. The bicep is stronger than ever, my hamstring is nearly back, and I can train at 110% of my maximum heart rate.

    You have to engage yourself in a well planned recovery program. Will you be able to tell you hurt yourself? Yep. Will things go on? Yep

    You're gonna be fine. Remember to be disciplined and make a plan to evolve to the next step.

    I had a stent put in my heart (low cholesterol, exercise, and diet were not enough to counteract genes). I had 3.5 HOURS of bed rest.... Then...I went walking. I never even took the day off from work. 13 weeks later , I am training at 105% of max heart rate. You, too, will get better, but, you cannot be complacent. You have to WANT to get better.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 02, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    i fractured my left hand scaffoid bone, it seemed to heal fine. My doctor told me that that are iffy, sometimes not healing, but it usually affects grip more than anything.
  • Bakerboy

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    Dec 02, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    Yikes, sorry to hear about your injury. I've actually been worried about the same thing happening to me -- my wrist has been feeling strained when I lift lately, so I've taken a few days off from lifting to play it on the safe side.

    As others have already said, the body can do remarkable things -- it should heal fine on its own, you just need to give it time and patience. When it's healed, your body should bounce back relatively quickly. If there's anything I've learned in my time working out, it's that muscles really do have a memory.
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    Dec 02, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    Wrist injuries are bad, I fell real bad while ice skating and injured both of my hands. My right hand wrist hurts like hell when I try to do push ups - it is impossible to do push ups anymore and it sucks. I didnt break my wrist, I just sprained and it has been over a month but it hasnt healed. From what I have read is to just wait for it to heal.