I injured my wrist 10 days ago (through fall) and a had an X-ray which showed that no bones were broken. I was told that it was bruised/sprained and to rest it (hospital weren’t exactly helpful). It is still quite painful (dull ache always and then sharp shooting pain with certain movements on thumb side of wrist) and after looking around on the web in an attempt to self dignose what I have done I believe I may have torn a tendon - extensor pollicis longus. I have spoken to an Osteopath and he has suggested using deep freeze and hot and cold treatment and he did say I would just have to rest it. Estimates on the web vary from 3-8 weeks!!
I am trying to make the best of a bad situation by starting a leg & Ab specialisation prog and doing some HIIT to shed some bodyfat. BUT my main concern is obviously losing upper body mass. At the moment the pain is too much even for light training but when it subsides I plan to use: 10x10/8x8 - short rest intervals; 1 1/2 reps; Super slow reps; Dynamic/Isometric contrast as per CT.
For the moment I am just using posing contraction drills and am thinking of swimming in an attempt to at least work the upper body.
If any one has been through a similar injury or has any advice it would be gratefully appreciated. It would be good to hear from any coaches who have worked with athletes who have had such an injury.
Many thanks - I look forward to your suggestions/help.