Sunday, 29 January 2012

Torn Wrist Tendon

As I mentioned in my previous post, i've managed to injure my right wrist (fnarr fnarr). For once this was outside kendo and can be blamed on lugging heavy boxes around during my house move. I'm able to move my hand up/down and side to side, but if I try to rotate (like twisting a door handle) I get a stabbing pain in my wrist below the little finger.

I visited the doc earlier this week who said the tear should clear up in 3-4 weeks. I did't tell him about my kendo habit though!

Thursday's practice passed without incident. However, I managed to whack sensei on the nipple twice - dunno how the hell I managed that! It was a bit embarrassing.

Friday on the other hand proved more painful. I was uchiotoshi'd twice which zapped my wrist... it's been aching pretty bad all weekend. I really don't want to take time of AGAIN! These last 2-3 months have proved very frustrating.

On the upside, I practiced with Katsuya sensei for the first time in about 4 months. He said he noticed an improvement which is nice.


  1. As much as I know how frustrating deciding to take time out is, better that than make it worse and not be able to continue... Of course that wasn't my actual problem and I don't know your current goals but maybe some time to rest, recuperate and contemplate may be required?

    G.O.D. knows I never wanted to ditch practice and the regret I have the nine years I wasn't practicing forced me to continue through stuff I probably shouldn't have, I did a Saturday session in Preston once with Pleurisy!

    I'm sure you'll make the right decision but it's easy to think short term when the long haul is a much better goal. Better to be doing this at 60 with all those kendo years behind your belt than to burn out. All the best.

  2. Cheers Dwez.

    You are of course completely correct. However, time is ticking and I need to prepare for grading in July. It's just annoying I can't seem to string a run of practices together at the moment.

    Have you thought what else you can do post kendo? Anything non-contact?