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 Post subject: Forearm Injury
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:58 am 
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Hi there,

I injured my forearm (about 2" up from wrist) 2 months ago and still having problems. I've been to the GP 3 times and had 3 sessions at the physio. Nobody ever really though that there was any kind of fracture so I only went for X-rays yesterday. It's being sent to the radiologists for analysis but from the copy I have it is pretty clear that there's no fracture.

I flipped the bike going up a steep climb and the top sharp edge of the hand-guard hit me on the arm. (I should have just let go when I started losing control :mrgreen: )

At the moment it is not sore at all, only when I go riding, after 20 minutes or so it starts getting extremely sore, very quickly and my day is over.

Like I said it's been more than 2 months already. I've missed many races and there's only one left on 13 Nov.

No-one seems to know what the problem is. Could it be a bone bruise? Could be injury to the part between muscle and bone because it doesn't seem to be neither?

I dunno. Maybe someone had a similar injury?

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 Post subject: Re: Forearm Injury
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:57 am 
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First of all, sorry to hear about your injury. Sometimes injuries that are not breaks are the worst kind. Good news is that after your last race you will be able to rest the arm and let it heal properly. Keep going to the Doctor if you still experience pain. Things don't hurt for no reason.

In the mean time it sounds like you could have a deep bruise to the bone or tissue or strained something. I'm not a Doctor so I am only guessing. Do you experience any swelling with the pain? Is you mobility limited? Make sure you warm up for an extended period of time. Have someone (usually a guy b/c they are stronger) deep tissue message your arm after you are warmed up. Deep tissue message should hurt a little but not "kill". Do this for 5-10 minutes before riding.

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 Post subject: Re: Forearm Injury
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Hi;

just thought I'd weigh in on this one by giving you a timeline for bone bruises.

In the case of a bone bruise without an associated ligament injury (i.e. you hurt your forearm only but didn't sprain your wrist badly) then a person can expect to have pain and achiness for 3 - 4 months. If you have a bone bruise AND an associated ligament injury you may have pain for 6 - 7 months.

Either an MRI or a bone scan will demonstrate the presence of a bone bruise. A Bone scan is a lot cheaper and quicker and will still give you a pretty clear answer.

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