Alternative Bicep-Building techniques????????

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    Aug 23, 2007 8:33 PM GMT
    I injured my wrist and cannot put any pressure on it; I cannot lift anything with that hand, nor can I turn, or bend it either.

    I desperately want to work on my biceps because I feel as if they are "deflating."

    Are there any other ways of working them without curls, etc. Something with minimal pressure on the wrists?

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    Aug 23, 2007 11:07 PM GMT
    Let the wrist heal. Even if it takes a few weeks or a few months. Wrists are complicated - don't mess with the process.

    Even if you came up with something involving a cuff on the forearm, you'd still communicate stress to the wrist, and be asking for trouble.

    Your bi's will come back far faster than they grew in the first place.

    Joey
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    Aug 23, 2007 11:09 PM GMT
    My question is... Why isnt that wrist/hand splinted or even casted...?
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    Aug 23, 2007 11:10 PM GMT
    This makes me think you did not see an ortho doctor...

    Do you know if it is a ligamentus, bony, or neurovascular injury..?
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    Aug 24, 2007 12:13 AM GMT
    No, I have not seen a doctor.
    I have no idea what type of injury it may be.

    I am wearing a wristguard which keeps the wrist from bending. It alleviates the pain and it has gotten better. But, I do not plan on using the wrist until it gets better.
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    Aug 24, 2007 12:23 AM GMT
    As I thought... IF putting any pressure on it hurts like this... GO SEE AN ORTHO DOC NOW...

    It will not heal right if you do not have the right treatment. It sounds you will need at least a splint. Hopefully you do not have more serious problems such as a non-union scaphoid fracture.. Your hads will never be the same if you do not get xeamined and get proper treatment. Dont mess with it, go see an ortho doc (preferably a hand specialist).
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    Aug 24, 2007 12:24 AM GMT
    And one more thing, wrist gaurd does not do all that much...
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    Aug 24, 2007 12:36 AM GMT
    Wow. I didn't think it could be THAT serious.
    I mean..I sustained the injury, from what I can tell, during the night, sleeping - I must have rolled onto it or something. Unless, of course, I overworked it before and then it surfaced that night.

    Thanks for all the advice.
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    Aug 24, 2007 12:44 AM GMT
    I am mentioning this because I presently have a patient who had a non-union scaphoid fracture for months and he did not even know excpet lived with the pain! He is lucky because the scaphoid is known to easily get necrotic...

    Go see an ortho doc!
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    Aug 24, 2007 1:25 AM GMT
    AGREED - get thee to the doctor, my lad.