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fractured wrist should i keep playing ?

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by LD rules!, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. LD rules!

    LD rules! Regular Member

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    hi guys

    Last night i fractured my wrist warming up (tripped and fell landing heavily on the wrist)
    at the time i didnt think it was fractured and as it was my right wrist and i am left handed i decided that after i put an ice pack on the wrist when i was siting waiting for my games that i would be fine as long as i was careful
    I played on and it didnt seem to affect my performance
     
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    now my arm is in a cast i feel more than able to play the cast is to be taken off in approx 4 weeks but obviously as i am crazy i really need to play badminton
    As it is my other arm that is injured can anyone see the harm in me playing with a fractured wrist seeing as i was able to last night without much problem ?
    Thanks
    Also i have a Freindly tournament that i have a good chance to do well in and the organiser said that they dont mind me playing with a cast on
    I really dont want to withdraw
     
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    yes and no.
    yes: your racket hand is still ok but hit around casually
    no: the cast weight can off balance u one way or another and u would trip and fall again. So no tournament play
    no: your cast wont allow u to sweat off that wrist.
     
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    there is a reason they put a cast on a fracture. think about that
    Best advice, don't do anything that could endanger it. Sorry, but Badminton should be out for at least the 4 weeks. like cooler said, your balance will be off, and that will cause you to trip and fall at least once.
     
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    ok cooler
    You think it would be ok playing against weaker people or just take part in meaningless matches without any comptitiveness ? That's probaly ok you think ?
    Yesterday I had a one game match to 21 and the final score belive it or not was 30-29 !! The guy I was playing is slightly better than me but I beat him with a fractured wrist:eek:
    I thought I would add I barely sweat through my arms it's mostly legs and head for me I have sweat bands as well if that helps
    The cast weight hasn't thrown me off balance so far will probaly have a knock up tommorrow to see what It feels like
     
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    one of the main reasons I want to play tomorrow is the fact that timmorrow will be the last badminton I play for 3 weeks cause training doesn't restatt to the 9th of January
    If I just take by time take no risks and be very careful do you think it will be ok ?
     
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    only u know how hard u want to push yourself. If u know where and when to stop or not exceed, u could minimize accidental risk. It's your call, life is a adventure u must weigh out risk vs reward;)
     
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    ok I will set limits no need to risk injury going for shots that you know are impossible to reach no need to dive or be excessive
    Thanks cooler
     
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    I think you should let it heal fully before you hit a shuttle. You dont want to risk things. I was unwell for 8 months and never hit a shuttle in this time even though i wanted to badly. If I can do it for 8 months you can do it for 4 weeks lol. Good luck anyway, hopefully it heals quickly
     
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    8 months !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway I am off to the hospital tommorrow so I will ask about it and go with what they say
     
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    yup Lol, yea theyl tell you whats best.
     
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    hopefully they will tell me it's ok they may even take the cast off
    It's only a slight breakage (what they call a greenstick fracture ) but they put the cast on as a precautionary measure so that I can go back to see the speavialist tomorrow
     
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    LD rules!

    If you are really that desperate to play badminton, practice footwork :p
     
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    yeah I was desperate I played :p it felt just like normal balance didnt appear to be affected and I did really well
     
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    Take care LDrules. Let it heal. You still have 70years of badminton!:p
     
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    around 11 yrs ago, i fell down from a bike and landed on my right wrist. i dont' think it was fractured but it was too painful and weak to even hold a badminton racket. a cast probably wouldn't have helped.

    the bug bite and i found myself at the badminton gym, playing with my left hand.

    sorry i don't have any suggestion for you, just wanted to share with you an old story. :)
     
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    thanks sgbad I don't have any more badminton for a 2 and a 1/2 weeks because of holidays so I fractured my wrist at a good time :D:D:D
     
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    I would just rest so not to aggravate the injury.
    You can always play after you heal; but if it gets worse, you might not be able to play ever again.

    Ok, I was a little dramatic, but you know what I mean.
     

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