I had surgery on my wrist almost a year ago and when I do bicep curls my wrist hurts. I tried putting on a brace and it helps a little bit but im still haveing problems. The doctor said it would be normal and I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen to them and how long it took to heal?
And also because my left wrist had a cast my left biceps are not as strong as my right. When I cant do anymore curls with my left I could still do 10 or more with my right. Should I just keep doing that untill my left catches up?[/quote]
I had wrist surgery at the base of my right thumb in 2002. I wasn’t able to lift for a year +. I still don’t have complete flexibility and it took almost three years for it to “feel right”.
I wouldn’t overload your strong arm if your weak one can’t match it. You don’t want one big arm and one smaller one.
Personally, I did slow pushups, dips and pullups. As well as other exercises that I would not have to apply excessive pressure on my wrist/thumb area. In other words, I didn’t put myself into situations where I could drop a weight on myself. Not really the recipe for getting big, but it kept me in less than disgusting shape.
About a year ago I felt comfortable enough that I was able to re-engage in a full range of exercises. My muscle memory has been kind to me and I regained most of my lost strength from my lay off.
Hope this helps. Good luck to you.