Weight Bearing Test Results: 45-65#
Test results in this range indicate a moderate injury.
YAY! 45# is considered a “functional” wrist. This means that you should be able to function around the home, for the most part. Things like dishes, dressing, making a bed etc. should not hurt. This does not include carrying children, animals, heavy bags of groceries etc. This is a light functional wrist.
Expected recovery time in this phase: ~ 1-3 months
- Order your WristWidget if you haven’t done so already.
- Protect your wrist – No sports or heavy lifting.
- Wear the WristWidget 24/7. You do not need to wear the big wrist bulky splint.
- Conduct Weight Bearing Test on your wrists one time each week. Record your results on the Weight Bearing Test Log (green button).
Diet & Exercise
It’s time to start a clean diet: low sugar, low gluten. no processed foods, ++ dark veggies, + lean protein. Limit your protein intake to no more than 30% of your daily macros (Protein / Carbs / Fats). Many patients report that this injury occurs in conjunction with eating a high protein diet. Cardio exercise for 20 minutes daily – it increases the heart rate and helps the body to heal more quickly.
Eastern Medicine correlates the TFCC with the gut. Acupuncture 2-3 times a week is helpful in healing. Many patients report improvement when Turmeric is added to the diet.
Join the TFCC and Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain Group on Facebook. This is a place where patients, therapists, physicians, alternative medicine practitioners can share their stories and experiences with this most disabling and mistreated injury