TFCC Treatment Protocol: Weight Bearing Test Results 45-65#
Test results in this range indicate a moderate injury.
YAY! 45# is considered a “functional” wrist. This means that you should be able to function around the home, for the most part. Things like dishes, dressing, making a bed etc. should not hurt. This does not include carrying children, animals, heavy bags of groceries etc. This is a light functional wrist.
Expected recovery time in this phase: ~ 1-3 months
Order your WristWidget if you haven’t done so already.
Protect your wrist – No sports or heavy lifting.
Wear the WristWidget 24/7. You do not need to wear the big wrist bulky splint.
Conduct Weight Bearing Test on your wrists one time each week. Record your results on the Weight Bearing Test Log (green button).
Diet & Exercise
It’s time to start a clean diet: low sugar, low gluten. no processed foods, ++ dark veggies, + lean protein. Limit your protein intake to no more than 30% of your daily macros (Protein / Carbs / Fats). Many patients report that this injury occurs in conjunction with eating a high protein diet. Cardio exercise for 20 minutes daily – it increases the heart rate and helps the body to heal more quickly.
Eastern Medicine correlates the TFCC with the gut. Acupuncture 2-3 times a week is helpful in healing. Many patients report improvement when Turmeric is added to the diet.
Join the TFCC and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain Group on Facebook. This is a place where patients, therapists, physicians, alternative medicine practitioners can share their stories and experiences with the TFCC. Enjoy!