Hands up if you're injured

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08/10/2008 at 20:53
Right-o. Any good injuries out there? Anybody starting or doing re-hab at the moment? More importantly, does anybody have any injury/re-hab/recovery stories in progress that might be useful for other people.

I'm thinking of starting a 'What re-hab have you done today' thread. Does anybody else think this is useful to other forum-ites?

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08/10/2008 at 21:10
Last time I recall we talked about injuries, you gave me a some very helpful advice re. "swimmers shoulder". Specifically, NOT to swim/compete for several months under dr's orders (as you were doing). Then you sneak in to do the London Tri!!. Are you paying the price now??

Anyway my rotator cuff inflammation is coming along - trying not to swim (too much), getting physio and doing strenghtening work. Taking a long time (some 7 weeks now), but rather safe than (chronic) sorry.

Where does it hurt with you??

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08/10/2008 at 22:00
Sciatic type pain, lotsa core work, balance etc..still hurts.

Of course I can eat that....I am an athlete.
08/10/2008 at 22:00
I wonder if it might put people off triathlon in general!

Slightly off topic - what about a 'What new skills have you learned today' thread? That might help people to learn new stuff, and it's also a bit more nice and positive.....

Btw - current injury: ribs (my intercostal muscles)
New skill learned: breathing. Yay!

08/10/2008 at 22:33
Tee hee, Tukker... yes I did the London, but it was a one off and I pretty much swam one-handed. And I jogged / walked too. I was just there for the day out, really.

Injuries for me are rotator cuff impingements in BOTH shoulders now - that's what you get for swimming one-handed, apparently [:o]. Have only recently started physio, but it really seems to be helping. Problems were caused by years of front crawl and hyper-mobile joints, so I've got to do a lot of exercises to re-dress the im-balance in my shoulders.

You know when swimming coaches tell you to do lots of back-stroke to complement your crawl? You're supposed to listen and do it, I have learned.

More seriously, I've got a big old tear in my hip cartilage and some early arthritis caused by a wrongly built pelvis and femur. My surgeon, who is one of the best, is going to disconnect some muscles, chop some bits of bone off my pelvis, fix the cartilage, repair my femur and nail the muscles back in. I'll be out of action for 6 months. Surgery date still TBC, but should be in about 4 weeks. And yes, I'm cacking myself.

Sounds like Tukker is further down the shoulder recovery road than me. Be interesting to compare notes.

Britspin, have you tried Yoga? It worked a treat for Mrs. Bopo, and her life-long back trouble and sciatica has pretty much gone.

New skill learned: taking it slow and steady in the gym, instead of going nuts all the time.
Next new skills to learn: taking morphine & avoiding MRSA.

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Edited: 08/10/2008 at 21:33
09/10/2008 at 01:20
I have a pain in my left foot, weird to describe, like a dull ache in the instep.

Some days its not there, others its unbearable, it only occurs after running.

So am doing quite alot of bike work, i'm not to concerend as its the OFF season, so will give it time, if it dont get better suppose i'll have to go doctors.

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09/10/2008 at 01:36
I seem to have a permanent cold, a twinge in my right ankle and my left armpit keeps aching, convincing me that I am about to be struck down with glandular fever or some such horrible illness, desinged to completely wreck next season.
I hate this time of year...I am traning like made but am not sure why. Got a few runs (10K and half marathons) to do but can't help but feel a bit aimless and generally ill at the moment. God, I sound depressing. Sorry folks!
09/10/2008 at 02:26
I have a host of injuries I am trying to get over, most of them football related, but they are still impacting on my triathloning despite having quit a while ago. The current list includes 2 dodgy knees, one a medial collateral ligament tear, the other a meniscal tear. 1 dislocating shoulder, dislocated it last year, and occasionally it pops out to say hello, then goes back in, queue the numb arm, searing pain and vomiting. And the most recent one, a stress fracture of my sacrum! hah! All this and I'm only 22!
09/10/2008 at 05:13
Jeez TommiTri.... you're falling to bits and only 22? Live fast and leave a good-looking corpse, eh? At least aged 38 I can put some of it down to general wear and tear!


Anyway, for all those knee problems and that nasty unstable shoulder are you getting any medical treatment? Also, how the hell did you stress fracture your sacrum??? Competitive squat thrusts or something?

What's your recovery schedule? I'm back to that "What re-hab..." thread idea again.

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09/10/2008 at 06:03
Sorry for the one up manship, but I have had a large central right prolapsed disc at l4/5 in my back for the past 10weeks. I am able to do 30mins in the gym on the bike and in the evening maybe walk up to 1km with a couple of breaks for the past week and half. A lot of pain and weekness in my foot and leg is the main problem.

Went to see a surgeon two weeks agao and he said I was not suited to surgery at present but if I dont improve in the next four to six weeks I should consider it.I have tried all the white mans magic to get rid of this from physio, osteopath and chiro. The chiro seem to be working the best now, but if you throw enough muck at a wall some will stick. I am going to a physio that does pilates to see if that wold help tommorrow.
09/10/2008 at 08:16
Well they reckon the stress fracture may have come from deadlifts in the gym, however I know my form is good so I am not so sure. Either way it is healing slowly and only gives me a bit of gyp if I try and do deadlifts!

In regards to treatment bopo I am mostly on the conservative side, however I may be having surgery on the meniscal tear in the off-season. I have managed to rehab myself back from all these injures with a combination of yoga once a day and weights to increase muscle strength around the joints. The shoulder will always be a bit stiff, but it doesnt limit my swimming too much, and I think the ligament tear in the right knee is almost healed, it only hurts when its cold now!
09/10/2008 at 09:23
Jaysis, I'm always sore and in pain ... I just get on with it.
Stop whinging!
Hope none of the injuries are serious and they get sorted soon, keep positive and you will all get there.
Injuries and pain are part of an athlete's life - take your head out of that sweet smelling and light sand Juleso
09/10/2008 at 17:43
Wish I could un-whinge my way out of needing major surgery, but with all the positive thinking in the world it ain't going to happen.[:(]

At least I know that I can put up with a lot of pain. To be honest I'm seeing my recovery as a challenge, just like training for an A-race. [:)]

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Edited: 09/10/2008 at 17:50
10/10/2008 at 02:03
After having read that thread I feel positively fit!! I only have shin splints in both legs and a recurrent posterior tibialis injury.

Moral of the story - don't wait until the running shoes are completely lifeless before buying some more - and then get proper gait analysis!!

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Last Hayle Standard - 26th July - 2:51 (damn headwind...)
Highworth Sprint - 20 Sept - 1:25

and....IM Switzerland 2010....

10/10/2008 at 02:36
Is it just me or does most of these injuries sound like Harry Potter spells..............Posterior tibialis!!!!!

Enjoy when you can, endure when you must........

10/10/2008 at 04:33
If only!!!![:D][:D][:D]

It is actually excruciating pain just inside the leg by the achilles - hurts like hell when running - I did the run on my last tri thinking my leg was going to fall off[:(]

Westonbirt Sprint - 31 May - 1:24
UK 70.3 - 14th June - 8:54:31
Last Hayle Standard - 26th July - 2:51 (damn headwind...)
Highworth Sprint - 20 Sept - 1:25

and....IM Switzerland 2010....

10/10/2008 at 16:13
Hey Bop, have done yoga..in a class & via DVD, have gone back to it with a mind to keeping it going thru the off season at least 2 x per week, via DVD again, so not perfect, but worth a go...I will let you know.

Of course I can eat that....I am an athlete.
11/10/2008 at 17:13
I feel a bit of a wuss but my neck is giving me jip. Don't know why or how but it seems my left trapezus muscle has tightened up and won't let me look over either shoulder and I'm walking around like Egor from young framkenstein. Wife thinks it's funny though. (you rang master, coming master).
11/10/2008 at 19:43
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Jaysis, I'm always sore and in pain ... I just get on with it.
Stop whinging!

i would agree that injurys are a part of our lives but just to be careful that you don't ignore an injury thinking that it will heal or get better and continueing to train/compete with it and make it worse a friend of mine has shin splints and was told that she should rest them for 2-3 weeks if she didn't it could develop into a stress fracture!

and for my two cents worth-i have piriformis syndrome (more harry potter sounding stuff!) on both legs,two clicking hips and some problems with my right knee. though not as many left shoulder problems as i had last year due to taking up doing pilates...

hop hop hop
11/10/2008 at 23:03
Hi all - This is thread could quite easily put every one off sport let alone triathlon.

I'm 40 and I always ache hurt all over after training ...[:)]

injuries affecting perfomance ... too many,

minimal cartilage in both knees (had ops at age 21 to repair.... end of serious rugby career)

dislocated shoulder / torn muscles yachting (never properly healed)

broken coccyx 10 years ago (still get pain from it)

currently in middle of rehab from lower back problem 10 weeks ago (major back spasms , whole lower back locked, the funny side of this, is it occurred as I was getting my wallet out of my back pocket - Mrs reckons I was trying to avoid paying the bill!!)

Happy rehab