Hand injury, week 98+

Stitches out at last, but one more day covered up until I can get hand wet again.

Looks a sorry sight, but rest assured it feels a lot worse than that ­čśë

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There’s small but noticeable raised bump where the bones have re-positioned themselves. It may decrease in a size due to decreasing swelling, but I think this will be a “feature” of my wrist now.

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From here, it’s a case of stretching and encouraging safe mobility ranges. I need to work on a lot of hand and wrist strengthening too. Back to low weight dumbbells!

Hand injury, week 97+

Summer is over and doesn’t my hand feel it. The cooler months ramp up pain levels, particularly where Canberra winters are concerned. To keep it as pain free as I can, I do┬áimportant things and recommend them highly:

1. Health supplements

i. Glucosamine with Chondroitin

The combination of the two is very important as studies has shown that glucosamine (only) is marginally better than placebo.  The combination above has shown to offer relief.

Adult dosage: 2 tablets per day

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ii. Fish oil

Used for many ailments, but in the case of joint health the dosage required is greatest. Studies has shown that 2.7g of Omega-3 is optimal for joint health where arthritis is concerned.

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Adult dosage: Box suggests “5┬átablets, TWICE per day” (for joint health). Actually 9 total tablets will give 2.7g, which is what I am doing.

2. Wax bath

Fantastic temporary relief for a sore hand on a cold day. Well worth the money. Feels particularly helpful after a bike ride.

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