Let me preface this post by saying that I will contact my doctor as soon as I can tommorow, and obviously if anything serious happened I'd call 911.
The deal is this:
I was hit by a truck, left forearm broken, it was bad. Required surgery.
Obviously, I rested for months and only did rehab exercises for a while. Later, I began to try to do one arm pushups with my healed left arm. It was working out great and my left tricep is still much bigger in proportion to the other arm, even with the rest of the muscles in that arm.
Then, I couldn't stay away. Like the dedicated athlete who goes against his doctor's advice, I began to lift a little, and do some half-assed pushups, with most of the weight on my left arm for support.
My arm's healed nicely, and looks real healthy. I even told my doctor that the other day I hung from a bar to see if I could, and that I no longer have other limitations. Obviously though, I cannot perform the way i used to in alot of areas which is very frustrating. But I've been doing what I can.
Here's my question:
Theoretically, if I have been exercising (mostly keeping it within my body's limit's), and now my wrist has this slight sensation like it NEEDS to pop, but can't, what would you make of it?
Also, has anyone had any injuries that require there to be metal in your arm/leg? How does this affect muscle growth/training, in regards to the fact that the metal is on top of the bone, and muscle grows around the bone, right?
Actually, this should be nothing to worry about because muscle mass naturally returns to an area after the bone heals over, but is it possible to experience too much hypertrophy after such an injury?
Yes, i will contact a licensed medical practioner, it's just that I have no insurance, and my doc is hard to get ahold of. I simply want to know what somebody with even the slightest knowledge thinks? Should I be worried? Or is my arm getting stronger?
****, I don't want to post here this much but you gottan understand I just had a very traumatic injury and am severly limited, but as I told my docs and my attorney, I will try to eventually get back to doing EVERYTHING I used to do. It's impossible for me to stay away from training. It's been 6 months since the accident, and at my x-ray/follow-ups they always say that they'de be very happy with my injuries, that I'm lucky to have regained as much range of motion as I have in my arm. I've taken it easy long enough, and this is probably nothing, if I was experiencing something like this. Not saying I am.
I cannot do pullups, curls or pushups, I will be probably be benching a bitch amount when I fully get back into a routine, this sucks balls. Quite frankly I am depressed. Talk about "pain and suffereing".
What would you do if you were me???