will try this for a few days
will try this for a few daysPosted 3 years ago #
Go see the quack, longer you leave it the greater the chance of non union. I broke mine in August 2011 and I've only just ventured out on the bike (very carefully as it's still easily upset).
Broke mine and it wasnt picked up for about 5 weeks, it got better kind of, still gives me gip every so often but have raced motox enduro and trials on it so it works.
Tricky buggers according to the doc.
Broke mine on Friday, anyone got any quick healing stories? Not looking forward to 6 weeks off the bike
Whatnobeer, how long did it take the NHS to spot you'd broken it?
Anything over 2-3 weeks and it'll probably need a screw and graft according to what I've read and had happen to me.
From my experience you need to rest it completely whilst it's in plaster and then again when it comes out. No carrying, lifting, opening jars, driving, riding in any way shape or form.
I broke mine in August 2011, was operated on in Dec 11 after it failed to heal due to them missing it initially in August before I went for more X-rays after trying to MTFU for 3 weeks thinking it was just a sprain doing carrying, riding and heavy lifting.
I and am only just riding again (albeit very very carefully). At a minimum I'd budget 12 weeks of no exercise on the bike.
Seriously, this is one bone you don't want to rush healing due to it's rubbish blood supply. If you can afford it, it might be worth going to see Brian Simpson for some magnetic field and laser treatments (not cheap but I think it made a difference.
I had 8 weeks off the bike when I did mine a couple of years ago. The medic that saw me in A/E was pretty switched on as although she couldn't see a break, on the original X-ray, arranged for a follow up X-ray and MRI scan. These confirmed the break and monitored the healing process, which was good as I'd been treated as if I had broken the goddamn bone.
Luckily they spotted it straight away and x-rayed looking for it. It was a pretty obvious break too apparently. I did two days of mtfu'ing over the weekend trying to convince myself that it was just a sprain. Hope it didnt do too much extra damage, though i did wear a wrist splint. Sounds like its one of the worst bones to break
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