Wrist Injury?

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    Apr 28, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    So hopefully someone here can help me out a little bit. Preferably a medical professional or somebody who has dealt with a similar injury.

    At the beginning of March I hurt my left wrist. I am a gymnast, but I am almost positive that I hurt it doing - get this - wide grip pushups. The injury exhibited pain in moving the wrist. The worst pain was caused by radial deviation (think waving hello) and extending the wrist and applying pressure (like pushups). Most of the pain was on the back of the wrist closer to the thumb side.

    Anyways it went untreated for 2-3 weeks and I finally went to an orthopedic doctor/surgeon. We took all kinds of xrays and an MRI and while he tossed around the idea of a fractured scaphoid, he decided that it was a non-specific inflammatory injury. Great, if it's non-specific that means that the treatment will be non-specific as well. His recommendation was to use the wrist as little as possible. So I borrowed my mom's sturdy wrist brace and wore it for everything but the shower, lifting, and sleep for a month. It came to feel alot better and eventually perfect with maybe a TINY bit less flexibility than before.

    Saturday I took the brace off to FINALLY get back to tumbling and it felt great - maybe a 1/10 for pain response, if even. So I abandoned the brace for the last few days and it has remained perfectly healed. Tonight I went to go for my first tumbling pass and BOOM - hurts far worse than ever. 3 hours later and it is still in more pain than I can remember. The pain seems less localized than before and is in response to a greater assortment of movements as well as local pressure on the back of the wrist. I have the brace on again and I took some ibuprofen to combat inflammation. The only thing I could think that might have irritated it today was practicing a piano piece with a lot of left hand movement.

    So long story short, any help you might have for nursing my wrist back to health would be VERY appreciated. Tumbling is my life and I am literally dying a little bit eachday I can't do it. Obviously the doctor is an option again, but if anybody has any experience with this kind of pain, that would be very helpful. Thanks. : ]
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    Apr 28, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what you could do to nurse your wrist back to health; but I had a wrist injury similar to yours back in 1987 from an ATV accident. Considering how I fell off and hit the ground, it was sort of in a "wide grip push-up" position when I hit...only I was traveling at ~30+ MPH and rolling to avoid the ATV as it was rolling right behind me, catching up quickly. LOL

    Every few years, the pain flares up again, but arthritis strength BC powder usually keeps it under control.

    From the sound of things, you could have taken your brace off too soon. Just because it "feels" better, doesn't mean it's completely healed. I would suggest going back to the doc and see what his recommendation is.
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    Apr 28, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidFace it, girls.

    It has to do with the fact that you're all limp wristed homosexuals.
    Ideally that would make our wrists more flexible, which has the latent effect of producing excellent masturbatory fitness. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 28, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidFace it, girls.

    It has to do with the fact that you're all limp wristed homosexuals.
    Ideally that would make our wrists more flexible, which has the latent effect of producing excellent masturbatory fitness. icon_biggrin.gif



    Spoken like a true mogrel-whore-slut-hornball-sex-crazed homosexual!


    'Atta boy, Paulicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Jul 12, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    Need to give your wrist a break....healing means not exacerbating the pain with exercises