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Broken Scaphoid


#1

I have a scaphoid nonunion and am going to be in a cast/splint for at least 6 months. Without my wrist I really can’t do anything upper body, except using my opposite hand. I was thinking I could leg press, use leg machines, hip thrusts, run hills and do most core movements. Is it a good idea to try to strengthen my core and legs while recovering, and if so what could you recommend me doing?


#2

I feel like taking 6 months off would be a really bad idea. Between not really doing much physical activity and being up at school, I could still eat a lot of good food and gain some weight even with my bad wrist.

6 months of strengthening legs and core will also only help me when I go back to lifting with my upper body next year.


#3

I’ve also done some research and maybe the most important part of recovery for this bone is getting blood flow. Basically, getting my lungs pumping would get a better idea than sitting around. Also, for someone like me (6’1, 170), focus on my lower body and core could be a good way to get stronger and especially bigger. That’s where someone like me will see it come first anyways.