August 7, 2014
I've taken a couple of days off work to concentrate on my physical therapy.
I'll see my physical therapist again on Monday and, now that my cast is off, I intend to use the next few days to make significant progress. I was so discouraged yesterday - I couldn't move my wrist at all, but after about 45 minutes of work we had some success.
So, today I set alarms on my phone and did a full round of exercises and heat treatment/massage three times with lots of effort and almost no pain.
I have massage cream, the list of exercises, a heating pad, a scented candle and quiet music.
The hand/wrist gets wrapped in a heat pad, cushioned with towels, and smushed flat with a book.
At PT the therapist does the smushing.
Then I do about seven exercises to encourage stretching and strengthening. I wrap it up with some warm water rinsing.
45 minutes later...not bad from this angle...
I am working on it!
posted on 5:56 PM