Day 24 – Wrist exercises begin
It’s a little more than a week after the cast was removed and I do notice some improvements, especially on the pain. The stitches in my skin are hurting far less than they did week ago. My fingers are not as achy as they were. However my thumb is still very swollen and that makes removing the brace and putting it back on slightly painful. However I do notice it getting better today. I actually started my wrist exercises yesterday and performed them five times along with my finger exercises. I have to say that my wrist ached a bit but it was nothing too bad. But I’m still taking Tylenol and Advil every four hours.
My biggest concern is the swelling in my thumb and I hope that my physiotherapist will review this video and be able to let me know if this is normal progression or if there is something else I can do to help reduce that swelling. It seems like the swelling in the thumb is preventing much of my movements at the moment. The following video outlines my finger exercises with the additional wrist exercises. If you’re bored of the finger exercises just fast-forward or slide the bar to the last one third of the video to see how my wrist exercises are doing.