How soon after a broken wrist…?
I mashed mine up a fair bit a couple of years back. About 6 fractures across the end of the radius, but all the bits stayed in place.
Was commuting on it (in a cast) after 2 weeks, offroad after 4, then went on a 2 week riding holiday in the Alps 5 weeks after the break/36hours after getting the cast off.Posted 8 years ago
3 years or so here. 9 months off work, career ender (hence the trowel being rusty). Mind you, i made a proper job of it – dislocated 90 degrees, radius in small bits, broke end off ulner, 3 operations, bone graft from hip, ex-fix for months, broke other elbow at the same time. Bl**dy bmx's – took up mountainbikng after this for a safer alternative (yeah right!).Posted 8 years ago
Apparently in a few years when technology and research allow, they might be able to do a replacement like with hips, but it'll have to be hurting a lot more than it does now for me to go for that.sputnikMember
Not the same for everyone. Broke my wrist , had it in plaster for 6 weeks. When the plaster came off it was unbelievably stiff and painful to move. So waited another 6 weeks and slowly took up riding again. Took much longer than I thought. But, like I said, it is different for everyone.Posted 8 years ago
As above, if it's plastered, then recovery can take a while. The year before i did the wrist, i dislocated and broke my thumb and had it in plaster for 6 weeks or so. It took a fair while to get the strength up and stop it looking like a thin twig. Laying bricks again about 3 months after doing it and riding bmx (cautiously with wrist protector) about the same.Posted 8 years agob rMember
i was lucky, broke so bad that i had metal inserted (and no cast).
riding my m/c after 4 weeks and mtbing after 5 weeks
At an appointment after 3 months the consultant who was very happy with my full 'movement', looked at my notes and said that i'd probably be fine riding again…Posted 8 years agostevehSubscriber
If you're keen to get going soon have a chat with these guys…Posted 8 years ago
I know a few people who've used them one was back riding 4 weeks after a bad collar bone break, another with a broken wrist was back after 2 weeks. They do lots of stuff with mxers, road racers etc as well as mountain bikers. Think the cost was about £200.BreganteSubscriber
I broke my scaphoid and trapezoid bones in my wrist in October and was in a cast until January. I tried my first ride about three weeks ago, after doing extensive physio on it to try to get it up to strength. Whilst it was far from perfect, I am advised that after 8 weeks (ish) the bone should have fused and any pain you feel would be from soft tissue damage and I survived a fairly rocky 11 mile ride at about 70% my normal pace downhill. It hurt for a few days after though and not ridden much since through snow/excuses/lethargy.Posted 8 years agoTomHillSubscriber
Screwed mine up a couple of years ago. Rode with cast on for pretty much the entire time I had it… was pretty uncomfortable sometimes. Cast came of after 5 weeks, and I was riding on it after 2 weeks. Sensibly decided to test it by pushing bike up Snowdon and riding back down. All was good. Wrist continued to ache after riding for quite a while. Still get the odd ache and pain (as I do with all my old broken bones), but has never stopped me doing anything.Posted 8 years agoChewMember
becky – sounds like a similar fracture to you. 6 weeks with my wrist in plaster.
first 2 weeks uncomfortable not able to grip with the hand
next 2 weeks managable
last 2 weeks used it as normal.
Biggest thing was muscle wasteage around the wrist. Take it easy and your body will let you know when its ready.Posted 8 years ago
Fracture clinic today…I've got a soft cast for 2 weeks and then (hopefully) it should all be "fixed". Supposed to be going to Woburn at the weekend as well as training for some big rides…hopefully it'll be alright enough to ride this week.Posted 8 years ago
Bought a 661 guard for after as wellfreegan bikefascistSubscriber
I fractured my wrist about 10 years ago ffalling off my bike in China. Didn't realise it at the time (thought I had sprained it) so drove home and borrowed a bit of tubigrip then went out to watch 5N (at the tiem) rugby (eng v wales iirc) and then out all night partying. The Alcohol must have been covering the pain because the next morning was no fun at all.
I was 6 weeks in plaster after which I was pretty much immediately able to ride but the pain (more like an ache really) stayed for a long time after.Posted 8 years agomaxraySubscriber
I broke mine last Feb, had a cast for 6 weeks, can't imagine how people manage to ride in a cast.. crazy! After the cast came off the range of movement was limited until i went in goal at 5 aside and saved a shot thus really bending it back, been sorted since then, must have been scar tissue or something 😀Posted 8 years ago
CTI, the knee brace people do a really nice brace if its really damaged. Costs loads though, so i've got a similar one for about 30 quid. Doesn't stop it aching but hopefully might prevent too much damage in future crashes. Gives a bit more confidence and peace of mind too.Posted 8 years ago
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