I've just got a powerball, as I'm hoping it will help with my wrist (I broke it last year and it still hurts).
I think I have managed to get my powerball up to 7000, but could be wrong as I have found the directions confusing. The setting I got the score of 7000 on is the highest rpm setting. Is this the correct one?
Spot on, thats the one that most people talk about.
Welcome to the forums. Lots of friendly people here to chat too. THe powerball should help a lot with the recovery from a broken wrist.
Welcome to the forums Bob, I hope the Powerball helps with your wrist recovery. (There's a chap here who's son broke his wrist, and was a gymnast. Doctors said he's probably never compete again, but after using the Powerball his wrist is stronger than ever and he's competing at a high level again, so these things really do work.)
7000 rpm is a pretty good rehabilitation speed, but don't overdo it. The Powerball is an exercise device, and if you use it too much or at too fast a speed too early then it could end up causing some pain. Most people have suffered in their attempts to spin as fast as possible, but after a while you'll get accustomed to it.
Keep us updated with your progress.
I think about 20-30 minutes a day at low speeds.
You don't have to spin it at an exact speed just whatever speed you feel comfortable at. (Anywhere from 3000-7000)
I recommend doing 20-30minutes a day for the first 2 weeks (you should feel a change in your wrist) then do 2, 20 minute sessions a day, maybe 5-6 days a week. You can do this while watching T.V. on P.C. or whilst walking even.
After about a month of use you should feel a good improvement in the movements of your wrist. So you won't need to use it on such a regular basis.