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My ultra slow backdown a concrete-lined irrigation canal on a ride this June had be landing on my feet in waist-deep water. Me slapping the 30 degree slope of the canal wall with my right palm as it spun off the handlegrip caused the complete, yet good position break in my lesser arm.. I went just past 5 weeks in fiberglass casts. Was given a brace to wear for next 2 weeks as the X-Ray showed good callus, no misalign. I'm a 51yrs. old avid workout guy: Total Gym+running+mtn. biking+golf.
Could not wait out this full brace, started my own rehab with just a low support wt. lifters wrist wrap. Decent amount of pain still on the ulnar side of the wrist, stiff. Think this is due to TFCC being also micro-torn. That is the joining cartilage barrier from you radius-ulna bones, lubed for comfort & fxn.
I just did a flatland canal road 26mi. ride with the brace on over wrist wrap, sans the metal plate backing. That was mildly painful. Theraband flexbar (yellow) at work while sitting is my main tool to recoup arm/wrist motion, dissipate pain-I hope. I also have a squeeze-it ball, 3lbs. dumbells, and Tens Unit at home. My goal is to high five the Dr. Aug. 10 when I am due to be freed up from all support. Seems like pronation/suppination was least affected, ulnar/radial deviation next, flex/sublfex most. Taking Ca, D & C. No alcohol, no soda and still doing high intense ab crunches to activate my own HGH internally. Maybe that's why at 3 week is why Dr. found me above normal progress level via X-ray.
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