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Dippo

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Knee surgery update. So it's all good news. Dr said once I got into surgery and he looked around with keyhole camera he decided that my ACL ligament didn't need replacing I just needed a cleanup of the inflamed areas and removal of bone fragments so basically arthroscopic surgery. The injury to my hamstring was masking the looseness in my knee. So once better and more mobile, strengthening my hamstrings is very important. So recovery will be much quicker. So better then expected. Bring on season 2018:D
 

Jacko4650

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Bad news, bad luck, bad news, bad news, good recovery, bad news, good news, bad news - 5 pages of this and I'm starting to think there might be risks with this skiing thing. This year I started the season early but overweight and expecting all that extra mass would help break something, so planned accordingly. 3 months of skiing and nothing but a few painful face plants in poor vis, but my very experienced ski buddy had her first decent crash in 20 years and dislocated her shoulder (pain, but temporary), broke her humerous (not really) and smashed her nose in. My take out - be prepared for disaster at any time, any place and plan for it to happen. If it doesn't: bonus but if it does, you are fully ware of those risks we all like to take; it keeps us alive and living life to it's fullest. For all those recovering: good luck!
 

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Ok good news is good here. I’m up on my feet and walking, it’s with a granny walker on flat ground only but I’m up. I’ve had a go on crutches without problem and around the house I’m pretty comfortable clomping around in my moon boots.
After the op, the surgeon gave me the recovery protocol which is of course based on 1 injury. In my mind I added 50% to the time frames to account for double injury. The first 6 weeks seemed inordinately slow but over the last month I’ve caught up to be within the appropriate progress window.
My legs are gradually getting some strength and a little bit of muscle back, but my feet hurt. They’ve lost a lot of padding so all walking feels like I’m barefoot on concrete. Hoping to be out of moon boots in time for Christmas.
 

Ziggy

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I'm way past the normal recovery time. A week ago the random pains stopped but there's still a range restriction. There's some itis in the bursa. Luckily the physio is a shoulder expert.
 
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currawong

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I'm way past the normal recovery time. A week ago the random pains stopped but there's still a range restriction. There's some itis in the bursa. Luckily the physio is a shoulder expert.
i hear that you've been prescribed some alpine motorcycling therapy. see you soon for face to face injury/rehab comparisons
 
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Red Back Spider bite last Thursday arvo. Not nice, though not too bad (thus far) At least I've now experienced the disassociated feeling of imminent doom that comes with envenomation by the Red Back - that is a scary feeling.
 

nfip

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I'm in the pre -trip training stage where things just start hurting in all those places you don't want.
e.g back of the knee.
read as paranoid / shit scared of getting hurt in the next couple of months.
mean while 2017 has seen them dropping like flies around me.
@Donzah has led me to believe i am cursed ;)
 

Ziggy

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Yeah, the fear is sensible but OTOH can interfere with recovery. That's where you need expert advice.
I have chronic lower back problems but my physio still has me using it in a carefully devised regime of stretching and strengthening.
 
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Tonester

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I'm in the pre -trip training stage where things just start hurting in all those places you don't want.
e.g back of the knee.
read as paranoid / shit scared of getting hurt in the next couple of months.
mean while 2017 has seen them dropping like flies around me.
@Donzah has led me to believe i am cursed ;)
I can so relate. Having had back surgery in July which meant no southern winter season for me. The surgery was to relieve a compressed T12 nerve that, I suspect, was caused by pre-season gym work (oh, the irony!). Any how, the outcome is that I am more sensitive/aware/paranoid of any recurring symptoms. My recovery was going super well and I have been back at the gym. But the last two weeks I can feel some mild discomfort in the same areas (mind you, the discomfort is in stark contrast to the debilitating pain that I experience pre-surgery). However, it's got me nervous. The neurosurgeon reckons I've just stirred up the nerve and should settle back down. But I really don't like feeling this way. And most pathetically, I don't want it to bugger up a japow trip in Feb. First world problem? Sure.
And then there is my knee. Don't start me on that. :mad:
 

nfip

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Feels like I'm in a cycle of PCL niggle , patella tendonitus and shin splints.
Best go see the physio and get a supervised plan to be sure.
Rather do the work before and be ready for it , than do it for rehab after.
 

Ziggy

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Good thinking Batman.
You just need the patella to track offline by a mm or two and the whole knee starts to play up.
As for backs, joints start to degenerate in your 40s. Some folk will never get symptoms, others will get a shitload.
It's best to get onto problems straight away as the body adjusts to pain and reversing its compensations can take longer than dealing with the original pathology.
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Is just one thread enough or do you need a whole sub-forum and a thread each?

On 2016 Oz snow, so belated acknowledgement.

@Telemark Phat , tried to insert very large rock into brain via eyesocket, missed eyesocket and excercise failed.


On 2016/17 OS Snow

@smackies did something to some bones it looks like



On 2017 Oz snow.

@Donzah - bent foot

@tele-whippet - hurt ankle & miss-placed head

@SuskiQ double snapped achilles, surgical repair

@Tanuki - bruised knee with brain.

@Dippo Fractured Nose, cheek and eye socket,torn hamstring, ACL, 2 blood clots in calf and worst of all broken skis

@mx_boarder - ACL

@Ziggy Tore a shoulder muscle.
My Mountain Bike accident in July 2017 . It was Very nasty. I had to get the wounds dressed nearly daily by a nurse at the local clinic. I didn't break any bones so on that level I was lucky.
 

Townsend

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Tonestar, my recent injury is almost as ironic as yours! Having had a terrific season this year, I had a ski on Summer Drift a couple of weeks ago. On the way back to Eagles Nest, with skis on my back, I fell into a rabbit or wombat hole and tweaked my knee. MRI tomorrow!
 

Untele-whippet

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Tonestar, my recent injury is almost as ironic as yours! Having had a terrific season this year, I had a ski on Summer Drift a couple of weeks ago. On the way back to Eagles Nest, with skis on my back, I fell into a rabbit or wombat hole and tweaked my knee. MRI tomorrow!
Bummer, hope the MRI reveals nothing bad!
Speedy recovery.
 

Tonester

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Tonestar, my recent injury is almost as ironic as yours! Having had a terrific season this year, I had a ski on Summer Drift a couple of weeks ago. On the way back to Eagles Nest, with skis on my back, I fell into a rabbit or wombat hole and tweaked my knee. MRI tomorrow!
That suck big balls. Speedy recovery
 

Townsend

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Unfortunately the MRI wasn’t great and I was operated on today. The good news is that it wasn’t ligaments and so I should be able to ski in 6 weeks or so. Did get lots of brownie points for being the first ski injury they had had that was caused by stepping into a wombat hole on the way home!

Come to think of it I can think of better ways to score brownie points!
 

Untele-whippet

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Unfortunately the MRI wasn’t great and I was operated on today. The good news is that it wasn’t ligaments and so I should be able to ski in 6 weeks or so. Did get lots of brownie points for being the first ski injury they had had that was caused by stepping into a wombat hole on the way home!

Come to think of it I can think of better ways to score brownie points!
Get better fast!
 

SuskiQ

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Unfortunately the MRI wasn’t great and I was operated on today. The good news is that it wasn’t ligaments and so I should be able to ski in 6 weeks or so. Did get lots of brownie points for being the first ski injury they had had that was caused by stepping into a wombat hole on the way home!

Come to think of it I can think of better ways to score brownie points!
Cheers to also being unique ;)
Speedy recovery !!
 

DPS Driver

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One of my most painful injuries, whilst not actually skiing, was to my back and hip put me out of action for a coouple of days.

Was busting for a slash so went to a secret little place frequented by some locals underneath Frostbite. There was a steel grate you could stand on out of site of all and sundry and releive theyself. Well on this day the grate was covered in pure ice boot went onto the grate, feet sailed up to eye level and hip and back crashed with great force into the edge of the steek grate. Think I peed myself at that point.
 

LMB

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One of my most painful injuries, whilst not actually skiing, was to my back and hip put me out of action for a coouple of days.

Was busting for a slash so went to a secret little place frequented by some locals underneath Frostbite. There was a steel grate you could stand on out of site of all and sundry and releive theyself. Well on this day the grate was covered in pure ice boot went onto the grate, feet sailed up to eye level and hip and back crashed with great force into the edge of the steek grate. Think I peed myself at that point.
Holy crap! That sounds NASTY!
 

LMB

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It hurt - a lot....but not as much as having to tell my wife who was sitting above at Frostbite. Don't think she stopped laughing until we got home and she saw my back.
Nothing like the pain of Spousal ridicule.

PB dropped a touch too low today; after waiting for him at the Annupuri Gondie for about 20 minutes I took great joy in asking him if he enjoyed his side trip to Moiwa. It’s what we do...
 

Ziggy

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Well, web research had led me to believe my rehab would be 6 weeks. Huh. It's double that and I'd started going backwards, with the return of random unloaded pains and some loaded pains :confused:

However, the Shoulder Lady reassures me that my progress remains better than average and there's a new exercise to improve rotation. It's the first I've had from a physio that causes constructive pain. Here's hoping for the gain.
 

Untele-whippet

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The ankle specialist is sending me off for an ultrasound on my peroneal tendon as it’s now causing a problem in the recovery.
Still can’t walk down stairs properly, have to do the one step or sideways crab shuffle.
Either an inflamed tendon sheath which’ll need a cortisone injection, most likely or a split developing or a worsening tear in the retinaculum which holds the tendon in place - bad.
Ho hum.
But I can get the foot into a ski boot now :)
 

LMB

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The ankle specialist is sending me off for an ultrasound on my peroneal tendon as it’s now causing a problem in the recovery.
Still can’t walk down stairs properly, have to do the one step or sideways crab shuffle.
Either an inflamed tendon sheath which’ll need a cortisone injection, most likely or a split developing or a worsening tear in the retinaculum which holds the tendon in place - bad.
Ho hum.
But I can get the foot into a ski boot now :)
So...you’re telling me that ankle pain when walking down stairs and having to go one foot at a time isn’t normal? Well there ya go!! :oops:
 

nfip

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The ankle specialist is sending me off for an ultrasound on my peroneal tendon as it’s now causing a problem in the recovery.
Still can’t walk down stairs properly, have to do the one step or sideways crab shuffle.
Either an inflamed tendon sheath which’ll need a cortisone injection, most likely or a split developing or a worsening tear in the retinaculum which holds the tendon in place - bad.
Ho hum.
But I can get the foot into a ski boot now :)
don't do cortisone , there are better options.
I'll get back to you.
 

Untele-whippet

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So...you’re telling me that ankle pain when walking down stairs and having to go one foot at a time isn’t normal? Well there ya go!! :oops:
The pain isn’t too bad going down steps,
it just physically can’t flex enough at the front.
Just walking causes the pain atm.
don't do cortisone , there are better options.
I'll get back to you.
Ta
 
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nfip

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This^^
Cortisone will kill ya!
swap a couple of pm's with the whippet last night.
you may have seen my other posts about more alternative options.
Stuff that works for my somewhat battered body , from both work and play.
Happy to share if others want the info here again .
 

SuskiQ

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Check out my new party trick :p I'm allowed 5mins/day in my trainers indoors only but hey, it's progress.
I'm pretty good at clomping around in moon boots. Walked 1.5kms the other night at a blistering 3kph :cool::D
God my calves are scrawny! It's a very weird feeling walking with shoes on after 3 months

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SuskiQ

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Woohoo! Had the review with the surgeon yesterday (bit slow posting here). I have the OK to start fully transitioning to sneakers. I can extend the time indoors only to start, and then on a confidence basis to start taking it outdoors. I need to be particular about choosing flat terrain to begin with and beware of uneven surfaces. :D:D:D
I managed to walk down a flight of stairs fairly "normally" i.e. forward not crabbing without any pain, though it was super tentative.
Surgeon also said the after a few weeks of outdoor walking, and when I feel confident enough to be safe (ie slam foot on brakes if needed!) I can start driving :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
I can have a moon-boot free Christmas Day and resume a whole new level of normality in the New Year :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
 

Untele-whippet

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Woohoo! Had the review with the surgeon yesterday (bit slow posting here). I have the OK to start fully transitioning to sneakers. I can extend the time indoors only to start, and then on a confidence basis to start taking it outdoors. I need to be particular about choosing flat terrain to begin with and beware of uneven surfaces. :D:D:D
I managed to walk down a flight of stairs fairly "normally" i.e. forward not crabbing without any pain, though it was super tentative.
Surgeon also said the after a few weeks of outdoor walking, and when I feel confident enough to be safe (ie slam foot on brakes if needed!) I can start driving :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
I can have a moon-boot free Christmas Day and resume a whole new level of normality in the New Year :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
Yay! :)
 

nfip

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Have hit a plateau at about 75%, so as posted above I’m having more scans on 2/1 and decide where to go from there.
Merry lameness free Xmas to the walking wounded :)
Hey TW have a really valid therapy to trigger / assist the healing .
Has worked for me many times.
 

SuskiQ

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Bottom line with all of this rehab & from experience my take home ..
Listen to your body //.
Absolutely!
I'm pushing, but within bounds. I don't mind a bit of fatigue ache but not over-stretching or doing anything I shouldn't. I'm being super diligent with my prescribed exercises. Surgeon was delighted with my ROM at this point in my recovery (10o dorsi, 45o plantar).
 
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