Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-09-09, 01:22 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Samwiches's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wrist sprain--need a brace

It's only been a week but the swelling is gone and I'm about to start stretching it out a bit. Very soon I'm going to want to get back on the bike but I'll definitely need a solid brace--just leaning on the bars hurts like a b right now. Anyone been in this situation and have a good recommendation?

I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow to look at the Xrays cause there might be a fracture. I'll ask her about a brace too, but I don't know how well I could trust a suggestion from a non-cyclist.
Samwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-09, 06:26 PM   #2
crazy bike girl
msincredible's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CA Central Coast
Bikes: '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
Posts: 3,326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I was recovering from a broken wrist (after all the hardware was removed) I would ride around in a rollerblade wrist guard - provided plenty of support as well as more confidence that I could survive a fall.
Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado
msincredible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-09, 04:05 PM   #3
Sophomoric Member
Roody's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
Posts: 24,160
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 627 Post(s)
If it's fractured, the doc will probably say no riding for a while. The short wrist casts do permit riding when the doc OKs it, as long as you can shift and brake. You might have to wait until you get a cast below the knuckles before you can ride comfortably. (Well, semi-comfortably.)

Likewise, you can ride in most wrist braces. If the doc prescribes one, your insurance might pay for it. They're pretty pricey if you have to buy one at a medical supply house.

I've been through a total of 10 months of disability from a wrist fracture--5 months at the time of injury, and 5 additional months a few years later. I hope yours goes better than mine did.

"Think Outside the Cage"
Roody is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.