So … it’s been a week since I flew over the handle bars on my bike (big men should not bmx.) Anyway, the first day I thought I broke it, pain was not bad but ROM was limited and it was swollen. I went to the urgent care for xrays and the doctor and radiologist appreciated no acute fractures or anything. I chalked it up to a wrist sprain with bruising.
Training lower body is fine. I OHP yesterday and I had minor pain but nothing that made me want to kill myself. I could keep training, but since I am older I became less stubborn and do not mind taking 1-2 weeks off, as much as that is going to blow donkey dick. It is mainly the side of my wrist, where my scaphoid is and the bottom of my palm that is bruised. Bruising is gone, pain is still somewhat there, ROM has improved.
I think I am going to take 1-2 weeks completely off, maintain my usual low carb off day diet, maybe add in some cardio and see where I’m at. I wanted to ice and splint my wrist as well, keep it immobilized, except at work where I have to type.
Anyone have any experience with wrist injuries ? I was wondering if my pain is even bad enough to go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a second opinion or not bother since it seems to be improving. What worried me is that some fractures cannot be seen on xray,so if I am walking around with a fractured wrist and lifting with it, it will heal improperly and never feel correct again.