I went to the doctor today after an injury last night to my left wrist. I was DB benching with 70lbers, and when I was done with the set I attempted to lower the DBs slowly so that they wouldnï¿½??t bang on the floor. I had them in a hammer grip and about half way down I felt something give way on the pinky side of my wrist. It hurt a lot, but I figured it was just a strain, and I had just started my workout, so I went ahead and finished the rest of it.
Fast forward to today, and I have a lot of pain in the wrist area. I went to an urgent care and it turns out I chipped part of my ulna off. I also may have a crack through the end of the ulna too, but I have to go to an orthopedic to find out for sure.
Iï¿½??ve accepted the fact that there are a bunch of exercises that I wonï¿½??t be able to do, but I donï¿½??t want to stop working out. I just took a two week break (holidays, then I got sick). I figure I can still do back squats, leg extensions, and leg curls. Word is still out on front squats, Iï¿½??ll have to try those today when I go. Iï¿½??ve never tried zercher squats, and those might work. My legs are my weak point so this could be a good excuse to nail them pretty hard. It will hurt that deadlifts are probably out of the question.
I still want to work out my upper body, but Iï¿½??m not sure what exactly I can do. I would do isolation on my right side, but I donï¿½??t want to end up being disproportionate. Has anyone else had this injury? How long did it take you to heal? Did you do any upper body work at all?