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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skifree, Sep 27, 2017.
Exercise bike was great, physically and mentally
My worse injuries have been through Mtbing lots of stitches and broken wrist. This stack is keeping me off the bike which is hurting the most.
My ankle will heal... Then I'm booked in for four hernias. Expecting my testes to go black.
Pics or it didn't happen.
I'll even shave
Wont the nurse do that for you? Or are you in public?
I have my own nurse..
I'm thinking you might be right, these additional categories are emerging and I am ignoring other injuries such as being gored by bulls in Spain or throwing oneself in front of runaway cars or being hit by magpies.
Chronic Fatigue from listening to the whining on the forum!
Broken wrist.......plenty of bruises.
Mystery leg ailment still confounding science.
Too tough to care!
Pain keeping folk up..?..Bears suggest some visual therapy ......
No. I was running to work, but had slowed to a walk about to cross a road, and stepped out behind a blind corner and got fully brained by a adult on a bike going very fast on the footpath. So it kind of doesn't count in this thread
What about trying to prevent snow related injuries.
For those who have had injuries I'd be interested to know do you regularly do exercise or leg strengthening throughout the year ? What do you do ?
Do people feel regular exercise can reduce the risk of injury ?
In my case I skied into an unmarked hole with a snow covered rock inside the hole, totally my fault.
But to answer your question, I play squash 3 times a week, mountain bike or road cycle every weekend. I look after myself with correct diet and weight control and I'm quite fit for an over 50 year old.
No extra exercise would have prevented my stack I believe.
Work out 5 mornings a week. Cos of old injuries and keeping fit for new ones.
Watched @DidSurfNowSki hit the deck hard on thick black ice in Perisher car park. Luckily he landed on his lard arse . Woulda put me out for at least 2 days. Tougher than the Thredbo Wookie.
Start a new thread.
I'm fairly fit for my age.
Prolly would have been worse if I was overweight cos my body momentum may have exploded my tibia as well as my ligaments.
Yup. I was intending to do newies pre-USA but this sealed the deal. I'll never jump on those Aftershocks again - from now on they will be 'cautionary tale' garage wall art.
Dippo's effort was huge, but it's the double snapped achilles that has me simultaneously scratching my head and cringing!
Sorry to hear about your knee tiger.
Now I know the instagram post meaning
Cheers mate, getting there. Big foot looked big
Cue the goodies Bigfoot song
The surgeon is good at needlework. Pleased that they're nice tidy scars.
And my fancy footwear for the next few months
Footwear could do with some bling.
I was thinking the same thing.
There's some nasty damage been done. Here's hoping we all heal quickly and completely
Best of British with it.
Gonna tell us how it happened ?
Came away unscathed this season. Had some big stacks last year .
Should have said nasty damage across all the 'inductees' in this thread!
Coming down Slalom Gully ( of course!) at a very moderate controlled pace in a Saturday arvo crowd. An inexperienced snowboarder looking a bit unsteady on his heel side crossed in front of me from right to left. I turned to pass behind him as he crossed and didn't allow enough margin. Just at the wrong moment he plopped onto his arse, I had no where to go and I only just clipped the tail of his board but it spun me 180 into a reverse snow plow. Skis crossed, bindings locked together, and I continued to slide as I fell forward. The angle of the skis wouldn't let me easily fall over sideways (not for lack of trying) and bindings didn't release. So it was a slow hyper stretch to the point of double achilles failure. Eventually spun another 90degrees and fell sideways after screaming half the mountain down. Apologies to parents of kids in the area. My language was 'colourful'
And what's the prognosis?
No one so far can really tell me. All the rehab protocols are based on only 1 Achilles injury and predicated on the ability to use crutches and balance on the good leg. The surgeon has never done a double, so I suspect I'll end up being something of a case study.
Physio starts on Tuesday so I guess I'll have the start of a plan then.
Hey @TOFF How long we're you in your moon boot ?
I was meant to be 14 weeks but ended up out in 11. I pushed hard in rehab to ensure as quick as possible.
Thanks. Due to lack of stability, I suspect I'll be 14 and then some.
Nikki broke herankle whilst at Thredbo. She was doing a run called Veuve Clicquot.
Break didnt heal properly so surgery was also required later
I’ve been fairly fortunate so far.
Only a badly bruised shoulder which took about 6 months to heal, and a repeatedly bruised ego which will never heal
No season enders (yet - touch wood/salt over shoulder/whatever other thing I can do for luck).
Broken arm: I was back riding t-bars in a thermoplastic cast 3 weeks later (was not comfortable, quickly went back to the chair lift).
Broken ribs in Zermatt I didn't miss a day, just had the kids do my back binding up so I didn't have to bend.
Broke arm in Hakuba, didn't realise until a few weeks later. It hurt. So bad when I was in bed I wrapped it in a thick fluffy knitted scarf to cushion it....doh! Idiot!
Torn intercostals was on my last day Spring skiing in Perisher a few years ago, so I had a while to baby it before the next trip.
Did some veterbrae damage in Chile on day 1 - drugged up, ignored it, noone died.
Fingers, toes and eyes crossed I can get through a full season without any serious injuries.
Current view ...well this Arvo. F.. K it
Nice glass of full bodied pain killer right there @Donzah
I should have included the cheese platter.
Red wine.. At sunset . Perfect
never take off your skiboots and nobody will ever see you scars,
or just let your legs get all hairy
Won't need stockings with seams... got my own seams
Some nasty injuries in here, Dippo was the rock ok? And SuskiQ that just sounds hideous.
Running off an unexpected icewall, at high speed, on run in to jump off cornice did me in last week out the back of Guthega.
Heavy flat landing onto ice, tried to soften it to protect leg bones, which worked, just popped out trailing shoulder instead. Pain level was high, had to relocate it in-situ as was to painful to self evacuate. Went back in reasonably well, which reduced pain enough to ride back out to dam, turns were actually quite nice, partner had to carry packs.
Guthega Rd potholes were a fair bastard on the drive out though.
Still trying to ascertain damage, no fractures, but definitely a number of soft tissue items, biceps tendons being the least of them I think. Matching bashed up shoulders from snowboarding injuries now. Moving gear on long car / plane trip home didn't do things much good, but what really hurts have been the small, rapid reflex type movements. Hoping to avoid surgery, but still not sure if that's possible.
Trouble is need both shoulders working at 110% and income protection really doesn't cut it, so can see a lot of frustrated yelling at sub-contractors going on in next couple of months.
I didn’t check but it did have my blood over it and it broke my ski’s , so it does owe me.
It’ll be back there next season, unlike me unfortunately.
Good luck with your injuries.
Doctors advise that popping shoulders back in yourself tends to do more damage than the original dislocation
Had a little pain in left knee (arthritis I think) but found I was able to reduce it to almost nothing by lots of calf stretching.
Only other major injury was to the bank balance. Sustained repeated heavy hits!
Yes, but when your in a situation requiring self vac, need to reduce the pain to do so. Not the first one have had to do, but certainly hurts more on yourself.
Somewhere between six weeks & twelve months, other shoulder was nine years ago, different MOI & injury, but still hurts.
Mtb'ing is the only think that keeps my shoulder tight. If I'm not riding a lot, it feels sketchy.
Strictly speaking, not a ski injury BUT a result of pre-season training at the gym, to get ski fit. Oh, the irony!
I sustained a T12 nerve compression from a herniated disc back in early June. I thought it was a muscle strain or tear because the pain was presenting in the right hip flexor/groin and glute. I lirally lasted 2 runs down front valley before calling it quits, the pain was so intense. And it was like pain I'd never experienced before. Burning, stabbing pain. After a lot of (pointless) physio and massage I ended up getting an MRI which showed the nerve compression quite plainly.
So I ended up getting back surgery towards the end of July. A week in hospital and then another two and half weeks at home, mostly on my back. It's been slow, but thankfully on the mend. I started re-hab and gym work (mainly cardio) in the past couple of weeks. So, feel pretty good. But sadly, season '17 was a "no" for me.
This pic is sideways shot of my back, complete with 15 staples holding it all together. That was taken about 3 days after the op.
This one is of the zimmer frame I had for a couple of days. I seriously considered attaching skis to the bottom!
Anyway, bring on the northern winter!