Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chiropractic magic

So after my unfornuate collision on Thursday mornin', I felt pretty good on Friday, a little stiff/soreness in my right wrist. Nothing major. I carried on with business as usual.

Saturday it felt about the same. Donnavan Stephen's was having the 2 year birthday celebration for his school Shaolin Concepts and he asked me to perform some feats of strength during the demo section on Saturday afternoon.

In addition to the usual kettlebell stuff and 2 hands anyhow with a KB and a girl, I tore a deck of cards, did a 64kg one-finger lift and bent a 4 foot piece of 1/2 inch round steel into a fish shape. I am pleased with the progress I have made since joining Dennis Rogers Oldetime Strongman University. Fun stuff.

Anyway, I got home, helped Mandy plant some stuff in the garden and felt a strange pain in my wrist/palm while shovelling. By Sunday morning I couldn't close my fist. It hurt and the nerves seemed to stop working before the fingers completely closed.

I went to see my chiropractor yesterday and he figured out that one of the bones in my wrist had shifted so far out of whack that it was putting pressure on the carpal tunnel and also the flexor tendon that runs to the middle finger. He adjusted it and IMMEDIATELY I had relief and only the mildest of pain.

Took it light today, did a few swings with 24kg and some double snatches with 16kg. I am scheduled for another adjustment today and Thursday. I expect to be 100% by the weekend.


P. J. said...

Chiropractic RULES!!

Josh Hillis said...

That's kick ass that the Chiro patched you right up. Did I tell you I'm two inches taller since I started going to the chiropractor? Man I had a wicked slouch.

'Course I gotta recommend throwing in your R-Phase DVD and going through it to see if you've got any new "sticky" movement anywhere.

Then if you did, you'd want to clean that up so you can keep on bending steel and side pressing girls, pain free.

Adam said...


Very eye opening for me on that last block--I have had some days of seriously weird pain in my lower arms, i wonder if i am re-arranging the bones in there? Time i get me a Chiro...

Gabi said...

Ohh, sounds nasty... Great to hear you are taken good care of. I wish you a quick recovery!