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I had a cycling crash and shattered my wrist. The radius was pretty banged up into several pieces. The ulna was a more garden-cvariety break. Anyway, I had surgery and they inserted a plave and a bunch of screws.
I started therapy almost immediately after surgery. And every day after the surgery, I could see small but consistent improvement. Less swelling, less pain, more movement. Then exactly 2 weeks after surgery, I had a therapy session where the therapist was very aggressive in working the wrist. It seemd to me she was bending it too far and I had to stop her several times because of excriciating pain.
Anyway, later that afternoon, I noticed it was swollen like hell and I had much less movement and more pain. This persisted through the weekend, so on Monday with no improvement, I called the doc and she told me to come in for an x-ray. Thankfully, it showed that nothing had moved or broken. But now, a week after that rough session, I have zero improvement and the wrist is still as swollen as it was a week ago.
I was just wondering if this is normal. Or is there a possibility she may have done some damage to soft tissue that wouldn't show up on an x-ray. Don^t want to panic, but it seems that a week with no change is strange given how steady progress was in the forst 2 weeks following surgery.
Any help or advice appreciated. Thanks!
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