Do you any of you guys recommend a particular type of wrist brace that would be good for surfing? I fell on concrete and caught myself a few weeks ago and it either sprained my wrist or broke something in my hand. I can pretty much move my wrist freely without pain now but I still cannot put my weight on it so popping up is near impossible right now. I need something that won't restrict my movement too much but provide stability in the wrist so I can get to my feet, and won't get water logged. Anybody been down this road before?
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Thread: Wrist Injury
Sep 17, 2012, 04:42 PM #1
Sep 17, 2012, 05:32 PM #2
most likely an anti-inflamatory will help as much as a brace, assuming its not broken.
Sep 17, 2012, 05:47 PM #3
Sep 17, 2012, 05:59 PM #4
they have these people who go to school for a long time called Doctors, might want to see one
Sep 17, 2012, 06:03 PM #5
Sep 17, 2012, 06:04 PM #6
maybe just an air cast. if they want to cast you, just tell them to wait and get you through the trip.
Sep 17, 2012, 06:18 PM #7Member
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So healing time for me was about 3 months. Mine was not "displaced", in other words, just a crack. It was immobilized and in 6 weeks it was checked for healing and it was, so I went to a brace for 2 more weeks. Still no surfing. After that they claimed it was "healed" but I still couldn't put much weight on it and they said no surfing for a month. After a month I was able to at least pop up, but it was still tender and had sort of dull pain. It took until about 9 months (no joke) until I could pop up without pain. Getting old is a *****.
The doctor might be lenient with you and let you go with a wrist brace for the wedding if you totally don't want to go to a cast, but you'll potentially be delaying healing time.
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Sep 17, 2012, 06:27 PM #8
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My wrist was less than 10 degrees and got the brace off after 5 weeks, but I can still feel my tendon and muscles having to readjust to the change.
Sep 17, 2012, 06:41 PM #9Senior Member
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Amen. I broke the outside bone in my hand about 8 yeras ago. Was told to stay out of the water but ignored it and rebroke the bone before it completely set. Took another 6-8 months before it was right. Not fun. Hands and wrists are complicate items and don't work well if messed up.
Sep 17, 2012, 07:03 PM #10Member
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How hard did you fall? Did you trip or get wrecked on the skateboard? Reason I ask is because I too broke my scaphoid a few years amongst other bones in my wrist (got dealt on my snowboard). My surgeon gave me the low down on this little f'er. If it doesn't heal correctly you'll be sure to have arthritis pretty bad in that hand when you get older. Blood flows through it somehow or another and if it's broken, obviously blood flow is inhibited and the bone will begin to decay. Mine was in half so they put a screw through it and I haven't had a problem with it since.....catch up with me in 30 years and I may be telling you otherwise
Go to the DR, dude. Deny the cast if you really have to but I would give it the proper attention when you get back. Until then, highly doubt any brace is going to really help you out unfortunately. <Debbie Downer>