Hurt my wrist - Blog post

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  1. JowGaWolf

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    I never understood my doctor. I went to him in paint and then right before he grabbed my ankle he says. "Let me know if this hurts"
     
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    Ah! Now I see what you mean. I haven't experimented much with that fist style. I might give it more consideration. I'll see how it works with the torquing punch (our "starter" punch, though not my personal go-to).
     
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    Well, in fairness to that doctor, he was right, and I wasn't in so much pain going in. I'd actually been walking on it two weeks, then two weeks on crutches (the latter while waiting for the appointment with him).
     
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    If the bones line up then it's a big change if they weren't lined up before. You may be able to tell the difference if you do knuckle push ups.

    Edit. You may also notice a difference when flexing the wrist.
     
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    I believe it would work just as well with a torquing punch, although I have not tried it.
     
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    You get the He-Man award for walking on a broken ankle for 2 weeks. You are definitely an exception.

    You may look the same, but you aren't.
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    I can't see why it wouldn't. The more problematic thought is that I'm so used to the other fist, I might leave my thumb hanging out while I'm learning a new habit.
     
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    Don't get me wrong - it hurt and I whined about it. My wife will tell you I'm not quiet about being sick or injured. But I am used to my legs hurting. I've had knee problems since I was 16, and haven't walked up or down a stair in 10 years without feeling every one.

    EDIT: See? Whining.
     
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    One of the things I see from time to time with new students is that when they place the thumb on top of the fist, they let it protrude over the knuckle it presses down on. That can indeed lead to a painful punch and a jammed thumb. Although, intentionally pushing the thumb out even further is another form of 'ichi' punch, as opposed to a single protruding knuckle, for those who practice such punches. It has to be delivered with intent and some amount of caution, however,
     
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    A trick that I use with kids to keep that from happening is to take a small piece of tissue (small enough to see but not get in the way) under the thumb. I tell them to hold that piece of tissue in place with their thumb. It helps them to break any natural tendencies to move the thumb out of place.
     
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    So now you're saying I'm like a child. Earlier, I was He Man. That's one heck of a downgrade, JGW! :(
     
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    lol.. noooooo. The adults don't get tissue. They get this when they get it wrong. The funny thing is that when I say No, I never tell them what's wrong. I make them figure it out on their own. lol I figure that since I'm not there to yell no at you, that the tissue would be the next best thing lol.
     
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    Not looking for an award but the first time i broke my ankle, which I did not discover I had until the 2nd time I broke my ankle, it happened training long fist (as did the 2nd time). I wanted to go to the ER, because walking was not easy and I had to go to work and I walked a lot at that job. I needed permission from my MD to go to the ER because that is what my insurance required... and my MD said no and made an appointment to see me...in 2 weeks.

    I went out, got an ankle brace and some compression socks. I had a pair of black paratrooper boots that zipped up that I could wear with my uniform (hospital security). So I put on the sock, the brace, and laced the boot up tight and went to work. 2 weeks later the MD told me I was wasting his time by coming in because there was nothing wrong with me. 3 weeks later I had a new MD.

    When I broke it the 2nd time and I told the ER doc (different insurance then) what had happened, he said of course if got better, you made your own cast.
     
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    That's probably what would have happened with mine if I hadn't had easy access to healthcare. It did hurt, and probably hurt me more, because I couldn't wear boots like that (they look like crap with a suit), but probably wasn't any worse than yours.
     
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    I can't stand when insurance companies do stuff like that. First time I've heard of needing permission to go to the ER. Good thing you didn't get hit by a car first.
    I have a special treat for you.
    Insurance companies are like this little girl in this video who says "I'll give you food." except they say "I'll cover your health expenses." Then if they cover anything, it's a only a small percentage. Which is about the same size of the food that the little girl throws at the monkey. The monkey has the same expression that you would get when you see that the basically covered nothing. You try to stay calm as you talk to them on the phone, because you know you this can't be right. Then they come up with some straight up BS about how you either didn't meet your deductible or how you didn't go through their process for getting injured. For example: they will only cover a broken ankle if you get permission from a doctor who doesn't know what he's or she is doing, but that's only if your break your ankle between the hours of 3pm and 3:30pm, on a Sunday on an odd day of October. So at the :20 second mark you flip out on the insurance representative on the phone. And that's when your brain goes into planning mode and tells you. How you really feel.

    So in honor of that insurance company and the doctor I present this video to you which represents the Justice we all deserve to see.
     
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    That was the second time, looked like I had a softball growing out of my ankle
     
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    Xue, I'd continue with the acupuncture. Takes some time with wrists - especially old wrists, but it works great if you stay with it.

    As for new gloves - if it ain't broke, my brother, don't fix it.
     
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    Wonder what points your wife is using, No Woodlock? Maybe Woodlock is more of a Cantonese thing:p.
     
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    There are gloves with really good wrist support. I always try to find the best I can.
     
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    HEY!!!! WHOSE WRIST YOU CALLIN' OLD!!!!!!! :D

    Pretty much my thought...if it ain't broke, don't fix it...well...at least that is my thought now

    I have no idea, would you have the characters for that?

    She is Beijingren and she used 4 points by the way
     

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