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broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift?

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2006/07/16 15:47:48 (permalink)
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broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift?

earlyer on i was lifting some dumbells, and my mum walked past and told me to stop cause about 2 years ago i broke my wrists (both), the weights are only 8lbs, i dont think the breaks were that bad just fractures.
just wondering if you guys think my mum is right or shes just protective or watever the word is lol.
oh and before you say ask your doctor im asking here so i dont have to ask my doctor cause i currenty havn't got 1 unless i go to the hospital.

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    Knighty
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 15:49:19 (permalink)
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    Nobody can answer this

    Get your wrist checked by a sports physio or qualified health professional


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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 15:52:00 (permalink)
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    oh and before you say ask your doctor im asking here so i dont have to ask my doctor cause i currenty havn't got 1 unless i go to the hospital.


    That's the chappie who can advise you best, however I would suggest as long as you take it easy and work into it then there shouldn't be too much problem, juts be very aware of what your body is telling you. If you feel any pain then stop and get it checked, learn to understand the reason for any pain
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 16:50:09 (permalink)
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    i broke both the bones in my left arm very badly when i was young and foolish(jumped of a swing standing up and landed fully on my arm) had to have an operation to fix it. its fine now and could push ups no problem in my first session back rugby training doing push ups, burpees etc etc. was meant to have months of physio to straighten it up but i couldnt be arsed with it,(and the pain of course) so all i have now is a bit of a wonky arm but no pain, and i guess you should approach in the same way, pain=bad, no pain=carry on
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 17:41:59 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ukmachine

    i broke both the bones in my left arm very badly when i was young and foolish(jumped of a swing standing up and landed fully on my arm) had to have an operation to fix it. its fine now and could push ups no problem in my first session back rugby training doing push ups, burpees etc etc. was meant to have months of physio to straighten it up but i couldnt be arsed with it,(and the pain of course) so all i have now is a bit of a wonky arm but no pain, and i guess you should approach in the same way, pain=bad, no pain=carry on


    Not sure I agree tbh mate

    The problems that develop through poor body mechanics will eventually catch up and will compound whatever the problem originally was

    Talking from experience here mate on more than 1 occassion and have not been able to train for donkeys years because of it

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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 18:33:54 (permalink)
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    I think after 2 whole years that the bones should have healed properly. Would have htought after 8 months that it would be ok to lift again.

    Like everyone has said though, see a sports doctor first or just see a specialist.


     
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 19:45:08 (permalink)
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    i have a pin in my wrist after a bad break it's never bothered me,but if you are not sure go and see your gp he should put you right.
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 20:25:19 (permalink)
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    Apparently on average a bone has 50% original strength after only 6 weeks and further healing time tapers off then over a longer timeframe

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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 20:40:28 (permalink)
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    you should be fine, i know lads who've carried on lifting on dislocated shoulders, teared pecs, etc

    if you're sensible with it, and do all the exercises correctly you should be alright, i fractured one of my wrists years ago and have never had any problems with my wrists hurting

    i'd get it checked out though
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    RE: broke my wrists 2yrs back, is it safe to lift? 2006/07/16 21:44:11 (permalink)
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    If anything a properly structured program should help to strengthen your wrist.

    Bones are usually supposed to heal back stronger as far as I'm aware. The only obvious problem you might have is if you lost basic strength in the area if you were in casts - in which case a physio check might not be a bad idea.
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