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Old 01-17-2009, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i badly sprained my wrist

took a jump, panicked when i was in the air, and landed on my right hand. it hurt so bad i had to go home for the day because i couldnt strap in with my right hand. what should i do now? does a brace help?

my ride home was over 2 hours so i think it's too late to put ice on it now.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Two things, a brace which supports the wrist, or something that actually stops the hyperextension such as this:

Wrist Protection

I've already broken one wrist in a motorcycle accident along with all the ligaments tore up, so I invested wisely in a top of the line wrist brace to stop it from moving back so far. You get angle stops to set it to 0, 20, 40 and 60 degrees of allowable movement. My other wrist is supported seldomly with the Burton Impact wrist support.

Depends how much you want to invest, I would say at least invest in a brace especially after spraining it, and later on if you feel it doesn't help much, get something a little more preventive.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely get some wrist guards. Any basic ones should be fine. I had major surgery on my arm last March, and I've picked up wrist guards because I knew I had to be careful and protect my wrist.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It isn't to late for icing it at all. As long as it is swollen icing it is appropriate. You really should go see your doctor and have it examined. Sometimes what feels like a sprain can be a fracture. It might be fractured AND sprained. Go get an x-ray if you can, and for sure get some wrist guards. Once you have messed up a wrist it is easy to do it again.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well i went to the er today. i woke up and it hurt even more. doc says possible fracture or break, but im gonna need more xrays in a week to know for sure. i think my seasons over. this was only my 2nd trip
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't stress it you can ride with a broken wrist. You just gotta not over do it. No jumps,rails etc.The pain is bad now but in a couple of days it wont be so bad. I broke mines years ago, although I dint ride then I was able to do other things.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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easiest cheapest fix..........dont fall
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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def some wrist guards... i picked up a pair this season because last year my wrists were in shambles... it has helped so much.. if i have a little wrist pain it tells me its working bc it could have been alot worse
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Grab an ace bandage or a brace and rock it for awhile, even after your wrist stops hurting. The problem with heavily used joints like wrists or ankles is that it's easy to resprain them while they're healing and weakened, and then you're back to square one. I had an ankle sprain that kept acting up, eventually I just kept a soft brace on it for a week or so while it felt fine, and now it's gone for good. (The sprain, not the ankle)

That is if it isn't broken. If it is, well, just think of the cast like a super wrist guard.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah well you'll still be able to go out and what not. Just keep away from jumps, rails etc. until that thing is fully healed! Hopefully its not to bad though man and be thankful that something alot worst could have happened haha!
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