by Rachel on March 25, 2011

The nagging pain in my wrist went from the just-during-push-ups thing it was last week to an all-day thing this week. Finally, a trip to urgent care last night revealed a strained wrist. The fix? This super-cool brace, prescription-strength Aleve, and instructions to rest it for the next week or so.

Typing one-handed? Isn’t efficient. Just a head’s up — next week we might be looking at a lot of vlogs.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dori March 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

That sucks. Did you injure yourself while doing push-ups?


2 Rachel March 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

I think so! That is when I first noticed the pain. Is that a common Core Fusion injury?


3 Dori March 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Not that I know of. It’s the one part I’ve never injured (knock on wood)!


4 kate March 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

heal fast!!!


5 [SMASH] at Sweat. Style. Swoon. March 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

Sorry Rach! I did an impromptu workout since you couldn’t yesterday. Now we want to know REALLY how you hurt your wrist… *wink wink*


6 Ashley March 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

Ouch that looks painful! How is that effecting your work life? Ive never heard of anyone starinin their wrist during pushups before!


7 FoodCents March 25, 2011 at 9:39 am

Handjobs can do that, Rachel…


8 Kaytee March 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hmmm, it seems like some of your commenters are of like mind. I can think of at least a *handful* of ways you can strain a wrist.


9 Sable@SquatLikeALady March 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

I like how your nail polish matches the wrap. haha. Was that intentional?


10 Rachel March 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm

haha nope!


11 Rachel March 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I am neither a lefty nor a seventh grader! I resent the implication that this was caused by a love of the Handy J!


12 Dori March 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm



13 Stephanie March 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Bahahaha. Good thing I swallowed my water RIGHT before reading this line.


14 Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition March 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

You’ll be typing like my dad! He uses just his pointer fingers!

Hope you feel better soon



15 lisa March 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I broke my thumb once and had to wear a very similar brace. They called it a “Freedom Splint” which I found to be ironic…


16 Sarah March 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Dude, I broke my wrist a couple weeks ago, and all forms of communication have become THE WORST. Mine is on my right wrist but the cast is that same shade of blue, so wincing, opposite-hand high five to you. Three more weeks of this mofo.


17 Stephanie March 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

You should let Eric go ahead and do a guest post. This week Ryan surprised me with one of his own since my week was a total emotionally crippling blur of a mess.

I’m cool with the increase of vlogs! Yours always make me cackle.


18 cassie March 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

wrist pain is an awful feeling.. i had tendinitis and it was awful.. feel better and definitely wear the brace often and rest..


19 marie March 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

awww hope you feel better!


20 Parita @ myinnershakti March 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

Get better soon, Rachel!!


21 Warren Dostie March 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

Injuries suck, but you gotta bite the bullet. Rachel, why not get a brace for the other arm, then they would match as you do your aerobics, etc. You don’t want to be another michael jackson…


22 Rachel March 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

Literal LOL.


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