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I hit a tree root with an 8 iron (in the middle of the fairway!!!!) and sprained my wrist (level 1) 10 weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar experience. The wrist bones and ligaments are really complicated. I've been using light weight dumbbells and resistance bands plus electro stimulation. 
I'm finally able to hit 30 yard pitch shots and putt. Of course, I only feel the ligament when my wrist cocks in my backswing. I´m still a bit gun shy about hitting full shots. 

I usually play 3x per week so 10 weeks feels like an eternity. I don't want to reinjure the wrist so I'm being overly cautious. Its also late fall here in Uruguay so the weather is in the low 60s and rainy.

Please advise. 

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Get the wrist widget. Seriously 

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jlukes,

I'm looking into it now. Thanks for the heads up.

Sinewave

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Ouch....here's to a speedy recovery

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17 minutes ago, Sinewave said:

jlukes,

I'm looking into it now. Thanks for the heads up.

Sinewave

I was skeptical at first but someone on here recommended it to me. Couldn't believe how well it worked. Let me swing a club almost immediately with it on and then after wearing itself for a few weeks all of the pain was gone 

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

I was skeptical at first but someone on here recommended it to me. Couldn't believe how well it worked. Let me swing a club almost immediately with it on and then after wearing itself for a few weeks all of the pain was gone 

Wonder if they make something like this for thumbs

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About 4 weeks ago both of my wrists started hurting for no apparent reason; right was worse than the left.  I didn't hit anything; they just started hurting.  At my age I thought it was my new pain for the year... I did have a birthday.  

My wrists did not hurt to play except on a poorly struck driver.  Iron shots off the ground were fine too since I don't take a big divot.  Last week, my left wrist started feeling better and now it is pain free.  My right wrist still hurts when I move it in a funny motion; I try not to do that.  lol.  If it hurt to swing a club, I would see a doctor, but it's been OK to play; even shot my best round of the year last weekend... 77.

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That stinks, hope you get back in the game soon. I was playing yesterday and saw some big tree roots in the fairway, and I thought to myself that if my ball landed up there, that I would move it away from the root. Courses should really fix those types of things off they are in the fairway.


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I've injured both wrists in a similar fashion while golfing.  It's always a fat shot that does it.  While I'm not familiar with the wrist widget product, I can vouch that the area it provides support is spot on.  I used to apply one strip of 1/2" medical tape above and below the end of the ulna and that's the only thing that allowed me to play pain free.  Fortunately I've had no problems for a while but I still tape if I play in cold weather or if I know the conditions are going to be too firm.  Wrist injuries are positively maddening; I hope you get some relief soon.

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Just received my Wrist Widget and it feels great. I'm in week 12 now but my wrist sure feels more secure wearing it. Once it warms up here I´ll be able to test out hitting shots. I've already sent for a second one to have a backup.

Thanks for the recommendation. Pay it forward.

Did anyone see JT Poston grab his wrist on the Sunday back nine of the Rocket Mortgage? I hope his wrist didn't suffer the same fate. He sure earned a nice check that day. Michelle Wie, Charl Schwartzl, Justin Thomas have all have wrist issues. Make sure you all are cognizant of hitting shots near a tree.

Saludos,

Sinewave 

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I had a similar incident a few years ago I hit when what turned out to be hardpan rather than sand in a bunker (a Pete Dye pot bunker at Peninsula Golf Resort in Lancaster, KY).  

It hurt pretty bad at the time then it was sore for several days. I took a couple weeks off (after finishing the round, of course) then eased my way back into swinging like you are. To this day, I still get an occasional sharp pain in the back of my wrist.

Sounds to me like you’ve done the right things. Rest, physical therapy / exercise,  gradual return to full swings. I think the main thing is listen to your body. If it hurts, don’t do it.

Good luck to you!

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I decided to order the wrist widget, although my wrists are starting to feel better.  I still play and I don't feel any pain... mostly, but I still feel some pain when I move it wrong during the day.

I ordered it on June 29; it's supposed to be here tomorrow, July 9.  It takes 10 days to travel 900 miles???  I've driven  it in one day!!

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