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So I injured my right wrist 3 weeks ago and it hasn't gotten better yet, I've been putting ice, heat and massaging it and it still hurts. I went to the doctor and he told I got Synovitis, which is an inflamation of the wrist articulation.

The thing is I'm leaving to Thailand in 1 month and it would suck to not be able to do much because of the injury, like sparring or clinch. So my question is headed to Sylvie, what did you do with sparring & clinch sessions when you broke your hand in Thailand?? I'm more complicated by the clinch, as I don't think I'll be able to do it with just 1 arm :(

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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This video from sylvie might help :D

I dislocated my shoulder a few weeks ago, funny thing is I'll be going to Thailand in a month as well... See you there Sylvie!
Haven't trained in three weeks..im worried about clinching again as well...oh well

Yodmati works on your kicks? Orthodox? Jab jab teep XD Best of luck
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Hello!

 

So I injured my right wrist 3 weeks ago and it hasn't gotten better yet, I've been putting ice, heat and massaging it and it still hurts. I went to the doctor and he told I got Synovitis, which is an inflamation of the wrist articulation.

The thing is I'm leaving to Thailand in 1 month and it would suck to not be able to do much because of the injury, like sparring or clinch. So my question is headed to Sylvie, what did you do with sparring & clinch sessions when you broke your hand in Thailand?? I'm more complicated by the clinch, as I don't think I'll be able to do it with just 1 arm :(

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

I had a broken hand for a while and it was pretty painful to clinch, but I did two things to minimize the issue: 1) I clinched with gloves on to keep the wrist more stable and so my hand didn't get banged while I was trying to move it around elbows and arms and stuff; 2) I reversed my dominant side - my right hand/wrist was the problem so I didn't use that hand to grip but instead used that arm to pin the neck or arm or as the "long arm" in the long clinch, gripping with my other side. So all the grip work and strength was coming from the left and my right arm was more of a bar.

I know that's not super clear if you aren't very familiar with clinch, but the advice is: figure out what you can do with your wrist and do that. Stuff that you can't do, don't do that.

Also, I turned all right crosses into right elbows in both padwork and bagwork. My trainer got used to it really quickly and we stayed that way for a few months until I healed up. Once it was strong enough to punch on I devoted myself to Sifu's bare-fist training method.

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This video from sylvie might help :D

 

I dislocated my shoulder a few weeks ago, funny thing is I'll be going to Thailand in a month as well... See you there Sylvie!

Haven't trained in three weeks..im worried about clinching again as well...oh well

 

Yodmati works on your kicks? Orthodox? Jab jab teep XD Best of luck

 
Thanks for the video! Yeah I think I'll start slow and focus on my kicks while my wrist is healing! Best of luck to you too!
 

I had a broken hand for a while and it was pretty painful to clinch, but I did two things to minimize the issue: 1) I clinched with gloves on to keep the wrist more stable and so my hand didn't get banged while I was trying to move it around elbows and arms and stuff; 2) I reversed my dominant side - my right hand/wrist was the problem so I didn't use that hand to grip but instead used that arm to pin the neck or arm or as the "long arm" in the long clinch, gripping with my other side. So all the grip work and strength was coming from the left and my right arm was more of a bar.

I know that's not super clear if you aren't very familiar with clinch, but the advice is: figure out what you can do with your wrist and do that. Stuff that you can't do, don't do that.

Also, I turned all right crosses into right elbows in both padwork and bagwork. My trainer got used to it really quickly and we stayed that way for a few months until I healed up. Once it was strong enough to punch on I devoted myself to Sifu's bare-fist training method.

 

Hey Sylvie, thanks for the reply! I'll try to clinch with gloves (if Thais don't have a problem with it), as it sounds a really good method to keeping safe the wrist! I'll also try to grip with my other hand and leave my right hand to pin as you said, which will also help me to develop a more complete clinch game :)! 

I've been using elbows instead of right crosses as I read in one of your posts and it have worked great, so also thanks for that! 

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Hey Sylvie, thanks for the reply! I'll try to clinch with gloves (if Thais don't have a problem with it), as it sounds a really good method to keeping safe the wrist! 

 

 

Thais shouldn't have a problem with it, though you need to buy some packing tape and tape down the velcro closure if you are using velcro gloves. I wrote a whole post on the pros and cons of clinching with or without gloves here. I do most of my clinching with gloves as it gives me more of a handicap, and more fight-realistic limitations. 

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