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    Hi Guys,

    After a bit of advice before I take to the water again.

    I broke my radial head (elbow basically) at the end of August. Initially was told 6 weeks to heal then I was told to wait another 6 weeks.

    Anyway as you can imagine I'm now dying to get out in the kayak.

    I'm sure plenty of people have had similar fractures. Any tips and advice? I'm planning on going for a small paddle next weekend which will be 10 weeks since the fracture. Not quite the recommended 12 weeks but at 12 weeks I'm hoping to have a longer stretch with a new to kayaking friend so don't want his first trip to be a really short one.

    Obviously plans are weather permitting.

    Any advice appreciated anyway.

    Thanks

    Jamie

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    I had a couple of sessions with a specialist sports physio who works for a local amateur cricket club. He gave me massage to near-torture levels, a programme of exercises and stretches to follow and some damned good advice - all for 25 a session! (Mine was a shoulder injury, but I think the same concepts apply. Hope your recovery is full and swift!
    Juvanile delinkwit, vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers. Du skal ikke tro at du er bedre end mig!

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    Should be fine, I broke my elbow over 10 yrs ago, broke the funny bone off and was told no sport for at least 6 weeks, i was back playing rugby within 4 weeks. But then again i am a mad Scot.

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    I think it will be fine too. Having carefully considered all of the available information and with no examination or detailed description of the injury I think my advice can be relied upon. The reason I say this is because I am a full qualified surveyor and therefore able to pass on such recommendations.

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    I thought as much but just checking. Elbow feels like it locks now and again but as I'm intending to go easy on the first paddle should be OK.

    Thanks for the advice folks.

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