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Problems after wrist sprain

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  • Posted By: Smiller88
  • March 13, 2007
  • 00:47 AM

About 5 months ago I injured my wrist. I punched someone and my wrist took most of the impact after my knuckles slipped on his arm (we were messing around.) I went to the hospital the day after and had it looked at, and after looking at x-rays, the doctor told me I had a severe sprain on my wrist and a contusion on my hand. I was told to wear a wrist splint for a week and to just go easy on weight lifting etc... Well I followed his instructions and took the required medications, and my wrist feels fine. However, when I do any type of lifting (bicep curls for instance) i get a bad pain directly where my thumb meets my wrist and on the inner side of my wrist. Also, I was big into pushups before this and now I have to do pushups on my wrists or with my hands in dumbells. My wrist can fully bend down toward the inside of my arm but when bending it back, it only goes about 70-80% of the way and I start to feel pressure. Did my wrist not heal right? Or was it more than a sprain? It feels like there is a broken bone below my thumb possibly, but I figured they would have told me. My main concern is not being able to do pushups, as I plan to pursue a career where this will be a requirement. If I am not able to support my weight on that wrist, will surgery be required? Thanks

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