Oh and Feist, most of flexor/extensor work was simply wrist curls in all directions, crush and pinch grip work, and some light sledge hammer stuff.[/quote]
Well, it sounds like you’re trying to be thorough, anyway.
I hear ya on that, being broke, in debt, and in school right now myself. Do you have health insurance, though? I’m asking 'cause I wonder if you ever got any physical therapy. I’d guess so, when you say you took “six weeks to heal,” but I’m not sure. If you did, what kind of stuff did the PTs have you do in there? If not, try getting your doc to write you a scrip for PT – if you have insurance, you should only have to pay 10% of the cost or something similar – and when you go in, explain to the PTs the exact nature of your injury (doc should already have given them a heads up, and they should screen you themselves) and what you’ve been doing so far to try to treat it. Tell them you lift seriously and that it’s important to you to get it back. See if they can show you anything new.
Other than that, all I can say is that the couple of times I’ve injured something badly enough to require PT, the PT was enough to get me “decent” but not great. Not that it didn’t help or that I didn’t learn things from it – it did and I did – but that last 20% to go from “I can walk around like a regular guy” to “I feel solid and athletic again” took me experimenting on my own, feeling things out, reading, and then applying the corrective exercises that felt like they were helping. When I tore up my knee, for instance (being stupid) and then had surgery on it, PT got me okay, but it never felt good running and I couldn’t lift for shit. I ended up doing all kinds of single-leg squat and dead variations and deep lunges in every direction and monster-walks with bands around my ankles. That’s what got the knee stable again.
Obviously the above doesn’t apply directly to your wrist – and like I said, I don’t know shit about your specific injury – but I’d try the PT and keep experimenting with different stuff, see what seems helpful (random ideas: knuckle pushups, sticking your hand in a big bucket of rice and twisting it around). Stop if it makes things worse.
Again, good luck. Hope your wrist continues to improve with time and work.