Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:29 AM
Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:42 PM
Yes, I broke my raidus. Getting on the bike depends on your own comfort level.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:16 PM
Last year, I also suffered a distal radius fracture as well as a possible fracture of my scaffoid. Mine didn't require surgery luckily, just a hard cast for 6 weeks and a soft cast for another 2 weeks after that. Recovery depends on the treatment you receive after casting. I would recommend having her go to a PT and they can work out some exercises that will help the process along. I didn't do any PT and I wish I had. I'm about a year out and I still can't do a push-up with out some mild discomfort...have to do them on my knuckles. The first time back on the bike, was OK for the most part. Had some soreness from my hand being on the hoods for a couple hours, but nothing too bad. I don't think mine will ever be the same and can already tell it will be arthritic prematurely. Hopefully, her's will heal better with surgery.
Edited by Trekker, 31 May 2011 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:06 AM
The PT afterwards for hand strength is crucial, as noted by the previous post. My wrist is as good as new.
Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:32 AM
Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:21 AM
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:06 AM
I heard once that there are two groups of bikers (motorcyclists, but it also applies equally to cyclists), the first is those who crashed and the second is those who are going to crash. By no mean I am advocating Kamikaze like riding, but be prepared physically and mentally and do everything to stay in the second group.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:13 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:12 AM
Now, I hardly notice it. In fact, its been a while since I've thought about it at all. The thing that seemed to linger the longest was just a little discomfort when twisting something. It would bother me a bit, for example, turning my hand to re-rack a weight at the gym or twisting open a stubborn jar of peanut butter. But all seems fine now.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:40 AM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:35 PM