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marisalow


Jul 15, 2011, 6:46 AM
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hi there guys, i'm new here. been having a wrist injury (flexor tendon strain) for close to two months now. it's improved greatly (used to be unable to even hang open-handed on ANYTHING) and only now i've become able to hang on good slopers without pain. the thing is, i am still unable to campus or do pullups on slopers yet. should i continue with physiotherapy or am i being a bit of a baby here? also being bothered by minor twinges in my right biceps tendon and a left shoulder subluxation (i sometimes have to pop my shoulder back in in the morning, sometimes painfully but usually painless snap in).

to physio or not? thanks for the advice!


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Jul 15, 2011, 7:11 AM
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marisalow wrote:
hi there guys, i'm new here. been having a wrist injury (flexor tendon strain) for close to two months now. it's improved greatly (used to be unable to even hang open-handed on ANYTHING) and only now i've become able to hang on good slopers without pain. the thing is, i am still unable to campus or do pullups on slopers yet. should i continue with physiotherapy or am i being a bit of a baby here? also being bothered by minor twinges in my right biceps tendon and a left shoulder subluxation (i sometimes have to pop my shoulder back in in the morning, sometimes painfully but usually painless snap in).

to physio or not? thanks for the advice!

Just a thought, maybe you shouldn't be campusing?


marisalow


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hey john, just to clarify.. i have not been climbing on slopers nor campusing for the past two months, only last week i tested my wrist out. campused one rung, felt slight pain and did not do any more of it.

just curious to know if others would still continue with physio at this point or leave it


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i sometimes have to pop my shoulder back in in the morning, sometimes painfully but usually painless snap in).

unless you are mel gibson, see a doctor


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I think what johnwesley is saying is that if you are waking up with a subluxed shoulder, your shoulder is (DUH) unstable. Perhaps you should re-think your desire to campus until a surgeon tightens up your shoulder capsule enough so it doesn't sublux in your sleep.

You really can't strengthen enough to tighten up that capsule.

But to more directly answer your question, stick with the PT, and ask him/her to take a poke around your shoulder.

A "strain" of a wrist flexor tendon IS A TEAR. STRAIN = TEAR.

It may get back to normal, but it also may not. Slow down and try to rehab it. Better to have it hurt in the gym, than when you are 50 ft in the air.


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