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Old 07-20-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
Sage Burgener
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So I've been to about 8 different doctors about my wrist and no one could give me a specific answer as to what is wrong with it. We just got a bone scan and nothing is broken, so we are going to officially assume it is tendinitis.

What are some specific exercises i can do to strengthen the wrist with my tendinitis?

Is there a specific way i should wrap it?

Im take Feldene for my anti-inflammatory. How long before my workout should i take it. (i only need to take one a day)

Can i make the wrist worse if i train through it, even though i will be taking care of it by icing and medication?

If anybody has experienced the same thing that i am please let me know what you did to make it heal.. thank you everyone!

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Old 07-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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Can you give us a little more specifics about how you injured it or what started the pain, and anything you do that makes it better or worse.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #3
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We are not sure as to what caused the pain. I had a competition in feb. and it felt fine during my lifts. When the comp was over, i went shopping and my wrist felt really sore. I wasnt sure if it was just sore from the comp or what, but the pain never went away.

One thing that is weird, is that my wrist feels like it needs to crack every so often, so i'll crack it and it will feel better for a couple mintues, and then it will go back to feeling like it needs to crack...

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Old 07-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #4
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Just a suggestion, and I'm sure you have already been to one, but a hand/wrist speacialist orthopod would be my first stop.

This one is out of my league, the wrist is way too complicated for me.

Any way you wrap it, if you're lifting, the wrist will be at extreme extension in the rack. Which isn't gonna really help the situation.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:11 AM   #5
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Hey Sage,

Sounds like you have something pretty similar to what I'm experiencing at the moment. I fractured my scaphoid bone approx 15 yrs ago. It was only after injuring it again, a year after the initial injury, that the fracture was located through a bone scan. It had to be fixed with a bone graft from my hip and a screw, which is still in place. It's been fine until recently when I started experiencing pain doing certain movements. Mainly end range flexion and extension of the wrist. I know exactly what you mean when you talk about it needing a crack. Anyway, it's been x-rayed and examined by a couple of our top upper limb orthopaedic surgeons in W.A. (That's Western Australia by the way!) who have no idea what the problem is. They say the bone graft looks great and this seems to be a seperate issue. I've actually got an MRI scheduled for tomorrow morning which will hopefully shed some light on what's going on. Unfortunately I can't provide any advice at the moment, I'm hoping the MRI will help with a diagnosis and treatment will follow. Feel free to drop me an email if you want to get our heads together and swap treatment ideas.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:30 AM   #6
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thank you jason..let me know how it goes


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Old 07-21-2006, 08:12 AM   #7
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Sage:

I'm sure you're surrounded by some very good coaches and have access to good advice. I tried to provide some suggestions to you before on some treatments.

I can't really add anything to what 8 doctors and the other CFitters have posted.

However, what I would say and I imagine your dad would agree, is that sometimes there is no substitute to just resting. Much as I would prefer it otherwise, doctors for the most part only help the body to help itself. This is a key insight: there is rarely a medical treatment that is a parallel to repairing a car. With a car you just change the broken part and it's as good as new. With a body the medical treatment helps to accelerate or jump start the healing process.

If your wrist is just not healing, I would not work through it. Choose a different sport for a while. Particularly at your age, you run the risk of setting yourself for a lifelong issue, which you really don't want.

That's general advice and obviously you should follow the specific advice of your doctors.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:30 AM   #8
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I pasted a link of a good way to wrap it and will attach some exercises to do.

You are probably on a routine of when you take your meds so stick with your routine.

Yes you can make it worse by continuing to train. Also as elliot pointed out you run the risk of making this chronic which just makes it harder to go away. If you do not get this calmed down soon, it coul easily start affecting your lifting, if it hasn't already. Think of it this way, if somebody does something to upset you then everytime that person does something they are more likely to make you upset. That is how inflammation works, everytime you do something to provoke the pain and/or swelling you are increasing the likelyhood that it will happen again.



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Old 07-21-2006, 11:25 AM   #9
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I'll have to give these exercises a go -- thanks Jerimiah. My left wrist has had chronic pain for about a month now.

Interestingly, I think it's actually a childcare -- not crossfit -- related repetitive stress injury; i.e. probably caused by picking up my 2.5 yo and/or 6 mo. old kids. :-)
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:29 AM   #10
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hey sage, i cannot recommend highly enough that you read the first three chapters of Pain Free by Pete Egoscue. it will explain how the doctors missed the fact that your wrist pain is related to your shoulder position. (sorry if this sounds like an ad, i don't work for them).
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