Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Flexibility, Training Preparation & Recovery

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
Alex Pelkey
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Default Immobile wrist

I figured I would come on here to get all og your opinions on a little matter of mine. I broke my scaphoid bone in my wrist about 4 years ago while I was playing sports in high school. The initial X-rays came back negative due to the swelling of the wrist, and so I never treated it and continued to live with my wrist for two years. I discovered weightlifting and one day while snatching I hurt my wrist again. I went to a specialist this time, and the X-rays showed my scaphoid was indeed broken from the time back in high school, and that because of the length of time it was broken avascular necrosis occurred (my bone lost blood supply an died). My doctor opted for surgery to try and reconnect the bone, and amazingly, after 6 months it worked. I did, however, lose a lot of mobility in wrist and am paying for it now. After 4 months of occupational therapy and time back in the gym I gained some mobility back, but only to about 40 degrees of extension. I never feel pain while lifting, and though it may look awkward it does not hurt. The only time I feel anything is when I am snatching and my wrist feels like it is stretching a ton in the overhead position. My question is, do you guys think it is bad for me to be performing olympic style weightlifting with a wrist that has serious mobility issues? Thanks.
Alex Pelkey is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator