Sprained wrist/hand: recommend some rehab exercises for quick recovery

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  1. el sergento

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    There are no words to describe how angry I've been lately. I live in Canada and only get around 8-10 weeks of outdoor tennis and about 2 weeks ago I fell and sprained my right wrist.

    I slipped and fell with both hands behind my back and sprained my right hand/wrist. So far I've been icing and keeping it immobilized in a compress and although I feel much better I don't want to rush it and start playing right away. I'd say I'm about 80% healed and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to accelerate the healing process so as to not miss out on the remaining good weather.

    I have 100% mobility and it's only painful when I do the following stretches:

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    I'm getting really antsy to go hit some balls and every sunny day is torture to me.

    Any advice is welcome, thanks.
     
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  2. Rickson

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    Keep icing and stop stretching.
     
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    Really? no stretches, even light?? How about light exercises like wrist curls??
     
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    Stretching an injury is a no no. Stretching is for increasing range of motion to a healthy body part. Wait until you're healed or you'll prolong the injury.
     
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    If you haven't already done so, find yourself an othopedist that works with alot of athletes. And have him evaulate your injury. You want to rule out any anything serious like a ligament tear.

    If it's a sprain, he'll probably have you continue to immobilize it and take some form of NSAID to get rid of any inflamation and rest it.

    It's not unheard of for wrist injuries to take 2 months to heal. I had a bad fall last year while playing hockey and injured my wrist, i was out for 6 weeks before the ortho gave me the go ahead to start doing some wrist strengthening.

    Hang in there and do rush to rehab.
     
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    Well, 2 doctors have already ruled out a ligament tear because as I said I have 100% mobility. However, I am getting an ex-ray done tomorrow to to make sure it's not a fracture of any sort.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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