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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Not being able to ride = insanity

Damn, this not being able to ride stuff dead smack in the middle of riding season is driving me nuts ! Riding is not the only thing, going to the health club is a joke now too, can't do crap but treadmill, bikes and some legs. Kinda in a slump and losing interest in that too.
Been grounded since June 12th and the doc says the brace doesn't come off the wrist until sometime the first half of August. So, for those of you out there that had fractured/broken wrists, throttle/brake hand especially...what do I have forward to look to? Should I be able to go the day the brace is off? Or did you guys have to go thru therapy and for how long. I want to get on the track when this is over but at this point I would be fine with just riding on the street if that is all I can hope for this year.

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When the brace comes off you can expect it to be very weak and likely stiff. You will need to do things like squeeze a sponge in warm epsom salt water or window putty in a plastic bag and work your way up to a soft rubber ball. Twisting your wrist for throttle action is going to take excercise and it will likely be pretty sore for awhile. For street riding I'd say get one of those cramp busters or a mechanical cruise control available from Whitehorse press or Aerostitch (personnally I don't like the cramp buster but it might work for you in your situation).
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you won't be able to do much the day the brace is off since it'll be sore, stiff, and weak from underuse; you could *try* and ride with it all taped up, but it will probably hurt to put weight on your wrist in any fashion and significantly increases your risk of re-injury.

What OTB said- you're going to have to do strengthening exercises for your fingers and wrist. Spreading the fingers in putty, squeezing them shut, flexion & extension of your wrist with SUPER light weights. Mine still hurts occasionally.

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you won't be able to do much the day the brace is off since it'll be sore, stiff, and weak from underuse; you could *try* and ride with it all taped up, but it will probably hurt to put weight on your wrist in any fashion and significantly increases your risk of re-injury.

What OTB said- you're going to have to do strengthening exercises for your fingers and wrist. Spreading the fingers in putty, squeezing them shut, flexion & extension of your wrist with SUPER light weights. Mine still hurts occasionally.

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Man up and endure the pain. I rode with my left knee in such bad shape and about the size of 2 basket balls I actually had to lift my leg on and off the peg and the pain I endured shifting was something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Thanks for the info everyone, informative stuff. Now I wave something to gauge things against. C2M, your a nut man. Not going to fuck with my hands healing right and fully, I got to use this thing for the remainder of my life.

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I know how you feel man. I haven't been able to ride since my surgery June of LAST year. Sucks walking by the bike in the garage every day knowing you can't ride it.

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Thanks for the info everyone, informative stuff. Now I wave something to gauge things against. C2M, your a nut man. Not going to fuck with my hands healing right and fully, I got to use this thing for the remainder of my life.
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go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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I'll ride you around on that Street Triple. Let me know.

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I'll ride you around on that Street Triple. Let me know.

Fwiw, it's Karma getting even for buying a gixxer.
HA, ha...Hey Dave, at least it was the gixxer that got dumped and not the Triumph. The gixxer has almost no damage, the Triumph would have cost a fortune to fix and probably many weeks to get parts.
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Hi Stan, it was a highside at Blackhawk a few weeks back. First body part to touch the pavement after being shot up in the air was my outstretched right hand resulting in a fractured right wrist. Consider myself very lucky, usually highsides produce a laundry list of injuries and broken bones.

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Heal up fast man. You will need therapy as the others said, but it really works and it should get better quickly once that brace is off.

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i feel the same way tony, and not being able to go to the gym at all for a
while now really sux. its gunna be hard to find something that will get you by
until you (we) ride again. but, if you are able to ride my drz (streetbike) around
with yer wrist like it is, you are more than welcome to it. take care, heal-up, and
gl bro

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Tony,

after my brace was gone, i couldn't move the wrist all the way. Went to see my chiro and he fixed it in 5 minutes ;-)

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tore my ligament in my left hand for the thumb so was out until end of may/mid june. thumb, and wrist in general, was weak for the first month. thumb starts to hurt after long rides and I have to pull the clutch in with my palm rested on the handlebar rather than grab it. took some time to adjust but all was well after the first week. ligament tore of a chunk of the bone too so even pressing in the turn signal hurt during the beginning to give you an idea. wasn't unbearable but just enough to have me not use it. just take it easy during the beginning, better to do that than risk hurting it again and being out for the full year.

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Yep, it will take a while. I've had many clients over the years that have said afterwords that they got back on the bike too fast and now regret it. Remember patience is the best defense while street riding. Use it in your recovery as well.

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