During a sports activity I fell on an outstretched arm and felt instant pain, but not too severe. The next day I got x-rays which showed a torus fracture of the distal radius. I was put in a cast and still currently am and will be for 4 weeks. The doctor said it would be wise not to return to sports, but it is my last year before high school, and I really want to play. Is there any possibility I'll be able to return to sports?

  • The doctor's forecast might be better after these 4 weeks pass and he'll see how you are curing. Don't despair and spend your 4 weeks doing something you really like (choosing from what you doctor allows you). – Steed Aug 14 '12 at 13:00
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    It's also possible that the doctor just didn't want you to return to sports while in the cast. You need to ask him specifically next time you see him if/when you can return to sports, and if he says no, then why. – JohnP Aug 14 '12 at 15:33
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    Doctors can sometimes be overly conservative. A sports medicine doctor may be able to better help you weigh your health vs your athletic goals. – user3085 Aug 14 '12 at 17:18
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    See a sports doc after the cast comes off. Take it from there. Most of us aren't doctors, we can't diagnose you, and this isn't a medical forum. – Dave Newton Aug 14 '12 at 23:18

You should never ask for medical advise in such an electronic medium, especially when you have already gotten an advise from a professional. Even if there are/were doctors or physiotherapists here, they would not (and should not) give any advise without having examined you in person.

You really should talk to a physio if you are serious about getting back on track with your training, and come up with a proper training plan. Keep in mind that early come-backs are among the most common reasons for serious injuries.


Serious injures have to be taken seriously specially when a professional told you this. I would like to encourage you to do a serious rehabilitation and after that re-evaluate the situation.

I understand your feeling as a quit from basketball a couple of years ago for a similar reason. It is frustrating when you really enjoy a specific sport and you have to quit, but your health is a priority.

  • Please don't give advice like "I would suggest to continue doing sports...", based on such scarce information. This may do much harm, even if you mean good. – Steed Aug 14 '12 at 12:54
  • @Steed Done ... – Newbie Aug 14 '12 at 12:57

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