Update On My Broken Wrist!
Posted April 23, 2005 - 08:01 AM
Does this sound OK to you guys who've broken wrists. I could still flex my forearm under the cast and was doing isometric exercises, so I though it would feel better than this!![/COLOR]
Posted April 23, 2005 - 11:37 AM
Posted April 23, 2005 - 11:44 AM
Did you take the cast off yourself or was it done by your orthopedist?
If you did, you probably shouldn't have.
An M.D. usually has to sign off on these things. After the exam, he can prescribe physical therapy if it is needed. I've had a couple of broken wrists, my range of motion needed help from a physical therapist each time. The doc. usually gives you a couple of weeks after the cast is removed then checks your strength and ROM and makes his determination.
take it slow, the muscle tone will return with usage, just don't over do it.
But do go see the dr. if you took it off yourself.
Posted April 23, 2005 - 11:53 AM
Posted April 23, 2005 - 12:49 PM
Posted April 23, 2005 - 03:07 PM
Posted April 23, 2005 - 03:10 PM
Lost a lot of motion and muscle condition over that time, getting better now ... but still hurts in the morning and after a long ride ....
Posted April 23, 2005 - 10:46 PM
I let the Orthopedic take it off, it was a brake of the radius. The thing was shattered but nothing was out of alignment (that's why they didn't pin it), so I assume most of what I'm feeling is atrophy. The cast came up past my elbow, my biceps haven't been this small since I was 14!!! he wants me do do some therapy on my own, which I'm all for. I have a follow-up in two weeks where my right ankle cast comes off!
Good to hear RDR, it is hard not to take action on your own but you did the right thing by waiting (would you have waited if you didn't have the ankle cast?)
Ask for some thera-band. It will help you do strengthening excercises.
After working your shrunken muscles, using some simple icepacks will help alot.
Posted April 24, 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted April 24, 2005 - 05:53 PM