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Friday, November 16, 2012

I hurt myself. I didn't know how at first because nothing "happened", it just starting hurting midday yesterday. After mulling it over I have come to the conclusion that my exercise the night before last is the culprit.

I did 3 sets of 50 jumping jacks, 30 plie squats, 15 burpees, 20 single leg push ups, and 30 bicycle crunches. I did not feel any pain or strain during or after,which is why I didn't immediately blame exercise. But midway through yesterday my wrist started aching as if someone twisted it. This morning it hurts. I have much less range of painless motion than I did yesterday. I think I might have sprained/strained it while doing those blasted burpees. I hate those bitches. lol Anyway it is my belief that working yesterday exacerbated the situation and now I have an injury. My first injury, Boo. Now I can't do anything that requires me to support my body weight with my hands. There goes my ST.

Looks like I will get the chance to run more.

Edit-K so this wrist injury is irritating. Only certain movements hurt it, mostly anything that has twisting or pivoting motions. For sh*ts and giggles I tried to do push-ups and I could. I did 20 of them. I can't turn my steering wheel but I can do a push up. The ten minutes of jogging in place I did started to make it ache. I can make a fist but it hurts to wave. I can't lift an object but I can hold it....and so on. What kind of weirdo crap is that.
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    Take care of yourself go easy with things. The body does scooch you with it's weird behavior sometimes.
    Keep up the good work!! All things considered your doing a fine job!!
    1904 days ago
    I hope your wrist is getting better! You are a crazy ST lady!!!
    1909 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    When I broke my arm (only a little break) I couldnt put the back of my hand flat on the table. You are injured. Do what you can, dont stop the carnival and you'll be back to bitchin' burpees in a week or two.
    1911 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon I had a very similar experience! I hurt my wrist some time on 8/7 working out at the gym. I know all the things I did, but it didn't hurt at the time.. only at the end of the workout. The pain was sharp, and unbearable for weeks... brought on by only certain motions like you said.

    I had xrays, and two visits to an Orthopedic Hand Specialist. They felt it would heal itself. I continued to work out and could do push ups, assisted pull ups....pretty much anything I wanted. I would stop if there was pain, and a few days I just couldn't do anything without pain.

    They gave me a steroid/cortisone injection in my wrist (OUCH!!) thinking that would help.... it did not. Finally, they suggested an MRI, but cautioned that there was a very good chance it could show nothing. I guess it's the nature of a hand/wrist injury if nothing is broken. I checked into it, and it would cost me $560 (I have a $500 deductible and then 20%). And it might NOT even help. I don't think so. So I cut down on my ST for a few weeks, and it has been SO much better. I can't call it gone until I get my full 3 ST sessions in pain free.... but I really think I'm there. It may take some time, but oddly enough the Dr's felt that it was totally fine for me to continue any and all ST despite my pain level. I thought they were quacks... but in the end... maybe they did know best after all. It just took a LOT longer than I would have ever imagined. (3months +).

    Hope yours heals much more quickly!!!! I was prescribed a topical lotion that is like tylenol/alleve etc, but you can rub it onto your hands. I haven't had to try it yet, but I have it if I need it, and hear it is supposed to work very well.

    Best wishes! When plan A is out, don't forget there are always 25 more letters in the alphabet to try. Hope you are not in terrible pain though!! You have my sympathy/empathy!!!!!!!!!!

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    1921 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2012 11:21:13 AM
    Aww Thanks for all of your support and suggestions!! Big squishy hugs! xo I am favoring my wrist, I have got it wrapped and I took some advil liquigels. Hopefully it will be good as new soon.
    1923 days ago
    These things happen to anyone who is active. One minute you're walking along, the next your face down on pavement nursing a sprained ankle.

    You're going to have to lay off using that wrist for a few days. You should be able to do modified plank on your forearms or other types of core exercises. Listen to your body. You won't hurt any of your efforts at weight loss or good health because you can't exercise the way you want.

    If your wrist still doesn't feel any better after RICE (rest, ice, compression), you may want to have your doctor take a look at it.

    Feel better soon !
    1923 days ago
    That's a bummer! That would eliminate some very important element to my ST routine, which are all the things I do because of my ankle. (It was my first Spark injury too) The plank on your forearms is great for core strength, you could do those. Wish I could be more helpful. I've been sparking and texting more since I had my ankle keeping me more idle and now I feel some tendinitis happening in my wrist and thumb. I can't afford to lose touch with my support network as well as my walking and elliptical!

    I hope you heal up fast!
    1923 days ago
    Sounds like you did a great workout, too bad about the sneaky injury! I hate those because you can never be SURE what caused it...

    Still, you're probably right, it's the burpees, those things are vicious!! I frequently have trouble with things like the burpees/pushups because of my history of carpal tunnel. One alternative I like is to use handweights with them so you hold the handweights regular and put the weights on the ground to do your pushups/burpees. They're horrible, but so good for you! :-)

    Have a great weekend!!
    1923 days ago
    Hope you heal up quickly!
    1923 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    Well, depends on how you do the crunches, you can still do that, also I've read that you can do weigth on only one of you arms, to help endurance, since your body won't be balance in weight has to do more effort...

    It is really nice outside to run too...

    Hope you get better eally soon!

    - Farrah
    1923 days ago
    Sorry you have an injury, but good for you for knowing this doesn't mean you have to do nothing, just modify your normal plan. More cardio. Crunches don't require weight on hand, neither do jumping jacks, bridge ups, (well,maybe a little to get off the floor after). There are plenty of things to do still to keep moving! I hope you heal soon!!
    1923 days ago
    geez... I got exhausted just reading what you did... emoticon

    Good to see you have a back-up plan in place. :)
    1923 days ago
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