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.
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. Read why a moderate protein diet is important here.
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!
Your focus during this stage in healing is:
Test weight bearing weekly until your injured wrist results (while wearing the WristWidget®) = the results of your uninjured wrist.
When you've accomplished this, move to the next step in healing, the Mild stage.