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    • #71439
      AvatarYuan Li
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      I tweaked my wrist in  a funky judo landing and it is now swollen and quite painful. I’m confident no break (i know there is lots of little bones around there but lets just take it as not broken). We know not to ice (People we ned to stop icing etc.). However short of strapping and compressing, do i just rest for next 48 hours or elevate etc. or should i just keep strapped and leave i alone – then gradually build up mobility exercises?

    • #76142
      AvatarDaniel Lugn
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      Piece of advice from experience with a wrist injury – Get it x-rayed asap.

      Did something like that way back in college, thought it was sprained, was actually broken – Found out only after getting an x-ray months after the original injury where they pointed out I had actually re-broken it several times. Took nearly a year to resolve from the original injury because of that.

      Trust me on this – It’s better to know for sure that its not broken before you make it worse unintentionally.

    • #76144
      AvatarYuan Li
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      So no break.

      Still compression elevation rest for 48 hours, then slowly work some mobility back to point of minor pain?
    • #76145
      AvatarDaniel Lugn
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      Glad to hear its not fractured or broken. If there was swelling it was likely sprained in the fall, but its hard to tell how bad. I really can’t give advice from experience at this point because I had fractured my wrist and the sprain that accompanied it was already healed by the time the bone finally healed.

      Like any other sprain, the severity is going to determine your rehabilitation schedule. I would be testing pain free range of motion 3-4 days later and if it wasn’t improving after a week probably go see a PT to get the severity assessed. If it seems good you could likely start restrengthening and improving mobility, but I would be very careful at first.

      Sorry I cannot be more specific, but I can really only give anecdotal advice from my own experiences. Good luck and take it easy on returning to judo.

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