Two weeks off Judo


in Exercise

We’ve been learning a throw which I find very awkward, which involves holding uke’s wrist and pushing it straight up into the air while turning the person over your hip. Practicing the Saturday before last left my wrist rather sore and, at Tuesday’s class, when a hold-down escape put all my partner’s and my weight on my right wrist it was acutely painful and led to me taking it easy for the rest of the class.

Today I saw a doctor at U of T’s sports medicine clinic and he said he thinks it’s a tear in my triangular fibrocartilage complex and that I should take two weeks off. I will have to do some cardio on my own time.

I also asked about avoiding rib injuries and the only advice he could give was “don’t do Judo”, which is a bit surprising from a doctor in a specialized sports medicine clinic. I don’t imagine it’s a line that goes down well with varsity athletes.

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alena February 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Sorry to hear about your injury. I guess you will have to ice it. Can you go swimming with it?

Milan October 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

It has been over eight months and the wrist still isn’t at absolutely 100%. It doesn’t hurt in normal day-to-day use, but it can still be very painful when some macho guy gives me the sort of wrist-wrenching that some people consider an appropriate handshake.

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