Caught a bad break
Posted 08 March 2018 - 23:29
Posted 09 March 2018 - 17:39
Still can work on killing the run and sit-ups, and there are probably other chest and tri workouts you can do that won't mess with your wrist.
As to whether it will screw up the flight physical, the answer is probably "it depends." If it heals fine, I doubt it would. If you have a limited range of motion, it presumably could/would require a waiver.
Posted 09 March 2018 - 19:30
Posted 09 March 2018 - 20:12
Back then I played a lot of golf, the guitar, and kendo, so I really needed good mobility in my left wrist. While I had the cast on I drank a shitload of milk for fear of osteoporosis due to having the cast on for so long.
When the cast came off I did my physical therapy exercises religiously, but even then still had to take care not to push too hard too soon. It took a while, but I'd say I got about 99% mobility back.
I shyed away from the bench press for at least two years, switching instead to pushups, though I had to do them on the flat of my fists (instead of my palms) initially due to pain, then later due to fear that it might break again. All these years later I still do pushups that way, and eventually when I started benching again I wore a bowling glove for a long time for some support.
I wore that bowling glove for a few years when I'd work out or play golf, then switched to a softer sports wrap, when the fear of it breaking again finally went away, but there was still some pain hitting the golf ball when it was cold out,...eventually that went away too.
Hope it all works out for you too.
Posted 10 March 2018 - 14:48
Yeah I'd definitely recommend PT (I never take my own advice here). If you need surgery I'd explain the situation to the surgeon RE hardware, needing it out ASAP, etc.
Posted 10 March 2018 - 21:21
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