Wrist injury, need advice
Ten days ago a big piece of glass from a pyrex liter bottle took a big bite out of my wrist and left me need six sutures. (I don't really feel the "why" or "how" of this event matter to the thread but for a minimal backstory, we had just gotten orders to wash the bejeezus out of the glassware and the floor waxing crew left their industrial tape on the floor. My foot got stuck, bottle was really wet, lost my grip and...) An hour after I got injured the doc who was sewing me up could see a tendon when I moved my wrist so I came close to serious damage. I am VERY grateful things are not worse. So far the biggest issue is it looks like I'm a failed suicide, but oh well. The sutures came out today and things are healing nicely. I have gigged already and done fine with minimal pain. Oh, and it's my right hand that I pluck with.
More than anything there is sporadic low-level acute pain, no chronic. It can happen anytime but increases in frequency with use, and yet at my gig I really didn't feel any pain except for one song (and changed position and the pain stopped). Asked the doctor today what I could do about this pain and he basically said it was a very low level of non-treatable neuropathy that will stop after a while and nothing can be done anyway. Of course he is my workman's comp doc and not my PCP; PCP may have gotten a bit more elaborate, who knows.
If what he says is true then I'm fine with that, but I wonder if any of you have advice about how to avoid further complications down the road. Should I not play for a while even though it feels fine? Should I avoid other activities? Do certain exercises with my wrist? Wear a special brace?
Help me keep doing like this fellow: :bassist:
You could always run it by an orthopedist just for good measure.
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