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Old 02-04-2006, 03:05 AM   #1
Location: swansea wales
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 249
United Kingdom
wrist damage

morning everyone,

had a hard class last night and i think i have pulled my wrist nothing major but does feel a bit painful when moved around, i know its hard to visualize but what does everyone else do in similar circumstances do you try and train through it, or rest and miss a class or two and go back good as new to ensure no long term damage is done and have loads of down mat time.
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:09 AM   #2
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: wrist damage

put tiger balm on it maybe wrap it train carefully and let it heal say a week or two...

Edwin Neal

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Old 02-04-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Re: wrist damage

I recently injured my wrist a few weeks ago, and though it bo longer hurts outside aikido, it it very sensitive to wrist techniques. A normal sankyo or kotegaeshi can leave it sore for a couple of days. To help protect the wrist while it continues to heal, I wear a writ brace. This not only helps protect the wrist but lets everyone know that somethig is wrong. This way I'm able to keep training without worsening my condition.
But my advice for any injury is give it time to heal or you will end up missing more training time in the long run.

Jonathan Olson
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:39 AM   #4
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: wrist damage

Trying to "train through injuries" is always cause for regret further down the line. I remember one sempai telling that when you get to be 50, all your old injuries come back. Any kind of old athlete will tell you the same. The best thing to strive for is a life of no regrets. In gassho, tamonmark
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
Location: swansea wales
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 249
United Kingdom
Re: wrist damage

cheers mark, but a life of no regrets !! talk about wishful thinking
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 660
Re: wrist damage

be very careful if you are going back to training. It really is better to get over it completely than to risk worse problems to come.
On the other hand..............
A lot can still be done in training. Mark the injury with tape. Make SURE that your partner (preferably someone whose abilities you trust) will not crank it.
Do the technique without getting the actual wrist manipulation.
For instance, kotegaeshi- do the tai-sabaki training in a normal fashion, then as the grip comes for the standard kotegaeshi, nage shifts his grip down to the lower forearm and performs the technique
while not bending the wrist or injuring you further.
It is not the same EXACT feeling, but it is close and you get to continue to work on all the other aspects of that technique without the risk.

There are many other parts to each tech. other than the final "twist".
You can get as much benifit out of it as you are willing to dig out.
Train safe

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 136
Re: wrist damage

You can train on it, just be gentle with it. Don't let your partners crank on it, wear tape so they know something's up, etc. Do not, under any circumstances, take a pain killer before class. If it hurts to bad to go to class then don't go to class. Pain is your body's great big red warning light, and if you take that you'll overdo it and re-injure yourself.
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:02 PM   #8
Dojo: USA Martial Arts Center
Location: West Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 88
Re: wrist damage

Whenever I get a really hard Sankyo or Nikkyo done on me, man, I'll hurt for days!

Kotegaishe, and Ikkyo hurt like hell too...
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:04 PM   #9
Janet Rosen
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Re: wrist damage

since nobody here knows what you have done please consider that you may have tendon damage that if not allowed to heal will turn into a chronic injury that will wax and wane the rest of you life.

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