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    First ride since May

    Hello all recovering mt. bikers!
    After fallling on my rt. side and incurring soft tissue, probably torn muscles under the ribs and aggravating my back. I went for my usual training, fun loop Friday. It's taken a over 3 months for the tissue to heal, everytime I laughed, coughed or had to sit up, it was a painful experience. My original injurie over a year ago was much more seriouse. compression fracture of neck, and back, and concussion.

    I normally ride Westride/ Sullivan Canyon loop, in Santa Monica Mts. the paved road to the trail head is the steepest. I had to traverse to make it to the trail head and I was suffering. My legs were buring after only 300 yards into the ride. Once I got on the fire road I was ok and rode all the way to the top. I was sweating a lot. (first time since May) At the top the trail was torn up more than when I rode it last with braking stutter bump and square rock strewn. I started to relax too much on some of the easy straigts and almost went off the trail. then when I got to the spot where I crash in May, two tree roots lying across the trail, the roots look a hell of alot bigger this time that I had remembered. (my imagination) I pop over them this time no problem.

    Near the bottom i could feel my quads starting to stiffen up a little, when I started climbing the ramp, the last 1000 yards or so back to the cars, they locked up. I couldn't even stand up. I drank the last bit of water, that was it. by the time I hobbled back to the car, my leg started to loosen up. I didn't hydrate enough! Next day I was stiff, shoulders too! Sunday I went for an easy 26 mile road bike ride, to rid the lactic acid. I feel good today, legs are still a little stiff, my back and neck feel great! It felt great to be on the trail again and felt wonderful to get on my roadie. I will be back next week end. That is the good news. With a little patience you all will get back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy
    Hey just felt llike posting since I've just experienced a bad crash and am facing months of recovery.

    Like NachoMC I've done a spiral fracture of my tib/fib [left foot] and have received surgery. A total of 4 plates, and about 20 screws are holding everything together. I've received an excellent prognosis from my doctor/surgeon and am expected to achieve a full recovery, but... I will always know I've had an injury. I'm in the middle of my recovery, can't bear any weight until 8-12 weeks, a full heal I'm told. Until I'm out of the cast and can PT, my days consist of working remotely for my job (very lucky here) dreaming about the new bike I'm buying for next season, catching up on bike DVDs all my friends have given me, trying to get a good night's sleep, and trying to not let the rest of my body atrophy. Hobbling around on crutches will keep my upper body pretty decent, as will all the one-legged standing I'm doing while attempting to prepare meals, clean house, etc.

    I'm really curious to see how some of you others (NachoMC, CXAgent2) have progressed since last posting. It's been awhile, how are you guys doing?

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    Badandy,
    I too had back injuries, neck an back compression fractures in June of last year and reaggrevated my back falling my side this May. I went for my first ride since may. although my legs suffered, I am fully recovered.

    It took 12 weeks in a neck brace 24/7 for my neck to heal. I lost a lot of upper body conditioning during both of my down times. I also lost some balance probably due to the concussion. My chiropracture gave me a list of balancing excersizes, that although at the time i didn't think helped in the end really helped my balancing. initially even with the neck brace I was walking almost every day. started riding around the block a month after I removed the neck brace.

    I think I mad the mistake of coming back too soon after my first injury. I started riding single track again in November of last year, I should have waited a couple of more months. After my second injury in May, I waited until all back pain and muscle spasm were over. Last weekend I went for my first mt. bike ride. I completed a ten mile loop with a 2900 elevation climb. although I suffured, it completed the ride, then went for a 26 mile easy spin on my roadie to releive the lactic acid build up. I feel really great today and today is Monday! heh!

    My suggestion is not to come back to early. You will know when your ready, if you have any doubts, don't ride. I think some upper body conditioning would help. I thought that riding would be enough, but you need upper body strength to ride single track.

    Hang in there,
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    I hurt my back trying to dunk my wife in the pool back in early August. My back hurt for several days after I lifted her up to dunk her and then the back pain went away but then my left leg started hurting then feeling numb.

    This went on for several weeks. I finally went to the doc and she said it sounded like scaticia where the nerve was pinched by a disc in my back. She put me on PT which seems to help alleviate the pain alot.

    This is a wierd pain, sometimes my left hip hurts, sometime the top of my leg hurts, sometimes my knee hurts (it is only in my left leg), and then my left foot feels like it is on fire and tingly.

    The thing that sucks about this is when it acted up, I felt like riding would make it worse so I didn't ride..I really wanted to ride but was worried I would make my problem worse by riding.

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    I broke my knee ACL....sold DH my bike, stopped skateboarding, stopped offroad motorcycling, had surgery, bought a cheap used but nice xc bike...Now I just pedal.( I can`t even run)...but...but two new bikes are comming I`ll be recovered in 4 more months...hell yeah!!!....It`s amazing how you can get in to MTbiking without even have the posibility to ride them.

    Had an accident...still down?

    Get 100% recovered and buy a new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memo
    I broke my knee ACL....sold DH my bike, stopped skateboarding, stopped offroad motorcycling, had surgery, bought a cheap used but nice xc bike...Now I just pedal.( I can`t even run)...but...but two new bikes are comming I`ll be recovered in 4 more months...hell yeah!!!....It`s amazing how you can get in to MTbiking without even have the posibility to ride them.

    Had an accident...still down?

    Get 100% recovered and buy a new bike
    I busted my knee way back and still can't run. However, I can still pedal, and have a AM Bike for up hills and downhills. and always dream of my next bike, whether I'm riding or not. Ive always wanted a Downhill bike. heh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickbucket1
    Fractured Scapula (Shoulder blade), 5 displaced (out of alignment) fractured ribs, shoulder joint contusion (30% strength). Physical Therapy for shoulder, can't do anything for the ribs and shoulder blade. Front wheel washed out, high speed crash, pain pills and rest for 6-8 weeks.

    just fx'd my scapula last saturday, in a sling now going to see the ortho on monday. Just glad to know I'm not the only one who's fx'd my shoulder blade.

    How's the shoulder going for you?
    Just ride down there and jump off something for crying out loud...

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    fractured humurs bone, dislocated shoulder and fractured socket. 4 weeks in a brace, 5 months of pt. just happened last week, 25 stitches to be removed tomorrow i hope. great thread, going to take lots of advice from here. one hand to type so i am out of words/energy.

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    I am recovering from a "Lame" mountain bike injury, which is going on 8 weeks...bad contusion to the right shin, huge hematoma, which then got infected when I fell again about 4 weeks after initial injury. All the necrotic tissue removed, I have a healing 3x3cm full thickness wound (down to the muscle).

    Today, my boyfriend borrowed a "trainer"...I am going to try it tomorrow morning, hopefully I don't fall off of this. He and his friend put a slick tire on the back to reduce the noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagatahawk
    I busted my knee way back and still can't run. However, I can still pedal, and have a AM Bike for up hills and downhills. and always dream of my next bike, whether I'm riding or not. Ive always wanted a Downhill bike. heh!
    ...

    NOw..after a year, one month and three days I can do almost anything I want
    ...I``m more biker that I used to be, already have my DH and AM bikes, got 2nd in my 1st DH race, ussuallly I`m 1st to get to the top when climbing...I`ll have my 2nd race this sunday...we`ll see what happens, the only thing I know is that I`ll be 100% mud.
    I still take alot of care, always use braced knee pads, or a knee brace under pads if doing DH. When you torn your ACL I think you`ll never have the same confidence in your knee.

    you better go to the doc and check your knee

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    kush, that is the best thing you can due to recover. I swim as much as i can actually bodyboard and swimming works out all the muscles. I believe this has helped me greatly as i Freeride and go down from pushing my limits all the time. i just hope i can just keep saying this!! I just had a friend go down up in Canada and he is PARALYZED!!!

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    Just had surgery, so I'm bumping this pity party. Plans? Movies and DVDs. Sending my shock out for service and starting rehab Wednesday.

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    First - see posts above like #8.

    Second - somebody asked for an update. Back to "full" strength. Overall, I'm pretty well healed. Found the knee joint/ligaments were "loosened" when I broke my tib/fib. If I try to run the knee joint bangs together with each step. Four or five steps and the knee hurts like hell. Doctor says I'm done running unless I will have another surgery to tighten up the knee. So I'm pretty much just riding now. I enjoy riding now that I've made new riding buddies. But I miss playing basketball, softball, football, etc. Best of all, my wife has started mountain biking with me! Who could have known how things would work out?
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    Lots of interesting stuff here. I do alot of Feldenkrais and find that this really helps my old and aching body. I couldn't recommend something more. Feldenkrais really helps recovery and keeps you flexible for those unexpected and expected falls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider
    I hurt my back trying to dunk my wife in the pool back in early August. My back hurt for several days after I lifted her up to dunk her and then the back pain went away but then my left leg started hurting then feeling numb.

    This went on for several weeks. I finally went to the doc and she said it sounded like scaticia where the nerve was pinched by a disc in my back. She put me on PT which seems to help alleviate the pain alot.

    This is a wierd pain, sometimes my left hip hurts, sometime the top of my leg hurts, sometimes my knee hurts (it is only in my left leg), and then my left foot feels like it is on fire and tingly.

    The thing that sucks about this is when it acted up, I felt like riding would make it worse so I didn't ride..I really wanted to ride but was worried I would make my problem worse by riding.
    Really recommend feldenkrais for this. I popped a disc 2 years ago and pinched a muscle. I have no pain now and regularly do feldenkrais.

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    Well this thread will see many posts from me. Fractured my right tib/fib on Dec 27th. Surgery to insert rod in the tib was the 28th. Injury happened 6 hours from home, so I see my regular Dr on Monday for a referral to a local OS. I fully plan on riding again. The injury happened in an indoor mtb park, so I think I will stay with outdoor from now on. I do not expect to ride for about a year, and I just bought a new Specialized Myka Elite FSR that will be brand new still a year from now (it was my Christmas present to me). So in a few weeks I will use this thread as my recovery journal.
    Biking is new to me, I decided this summer to start. One day I just told my hubby "I want to start mountain biking." I love it. The injury sucks, and being inactive this long will drive me nuts, but I know I will appreciate the sport even more post injury.
    Hears to a great recovery in 2011!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitham
    Well this thread will see many posts from me. Fractured my right tib/fib on Dec 27th. Surgery to insert rod in the tib was the 28th. Injury happened 6 hours from home, so I see my regular Dr on Monday for a referral to a local OS. I fully plan on riding again. The injury happened in an indoor mtb park, so I think I will stay with outdoor from now on. I do not expect to ride for about a year, and I just bought a new Specialized Myka Elite FSR that will be brand new still a year from now (it was my Christmas present to me). So in a few weeks I will use this thread as my recovery journal.
    Biking is new to me, I decided this summer to start. One day I just told my hubby "I want to start mountain biking." I love it. The injury sucks, and being inactive this long will drive me nuts, but I know I will appreciate the sport even more post injury.
    Hears to a great recovery in 2011!

    Broken legs suck.....broke my tib/fib at the ankle a year ago tomorrow.

    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...lm-canyon.html

    I was back riding the bike as soon as the cast came off.....albeit on the road.....after 16 weeks I was back on the trails.

    Check out : http://www.MybrokenLeg.com

    There are some pretty good resources there.....plus a ton of people that are in the same boat.
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    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    PaiN

    I have a fracture of the right tib/fib. I do not have a cast yet, I an in a splint and wrap. I see a specialist tomorrow, but today it started to feel like part of the splint is pressing into my ankle. It hurts, could this just be swelling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitham
    I have a fracture of the right tib/fib. I do not have a cast yet, I an in a splint and wrap. I see a specialist tomorrow, but today it started to feel like part of the splint is pressing into my ankle. It hurts, could this just be swelling?

    Yeah, most likely it is just the swelling......my ankle/foot ballooned up following my breaks....to the point where I had to wait 2 weeks before the swelling went down enough for surgery.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    The pain on my ankle was swelling. The pain on the top of my foot is cellulitis, sort of like a staph infection. Now adding high dose antibiotics to the pill regiment.

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    Day 14

    Today is 14 days since my broken leg and this feels like it will never end. I am so bored and have never been in this much consistant pain and been this helpless. Thank goodness I am married to the best man in the world and he takes such great care of me. He never gives into my pity parties (of which there have been many lately), It will be hard to think of a way to make this up to him, and I still have months of recovery to go.

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    Hang in there. It WILL get better.

    Try to find something you can do - read, knit, clean bikes, shop for upgrades, what ever. Doing something / anything to keep you mind off of it will help. Don't forget that crutch walking is good exercise. Do it. Go do what ever you can even if you don't 'quite' feel up to it. That doesn't mean push yourself to the limit, but push yourself a little.

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    ... and if we just ... Frankenleg

    Today I finally got a cast on, so I will be bending my knee soon! Here are some great pre cast pictures of what I am now calling my Frankenleg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CxAgent2
    Hang in there. It WILL get better.

    Try to find something you can do - read, knit, clean bikes, shop for upgrades, what ever. Doing something / anything to keep you mind off of it will help. Don't forget that crutch walking is good exercise. Do it. Go do what ever you can even if you don't 'quite' feel up to it. That doesn't mean push yourself to the limit, but push yourself a little.
    This.

    I will be rejoining this thread, because on Feb 9, I'll be going in for a long overdue mensicus and ACL repair.

    Only easy riding between now and then, and getting is as much shape as I can before the surgery.

    I knew my PT loved me last year, but he's going to be spending much more time with me this year. Good news is it's 6 months before you can MTB again, but you can get back on the bike sooner. I guess I'll be looking at getting a slick tire and a trainer for my XC bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    This.

    I will be rejoining this thread, because on Feb 9, I'll be going in for a long overdue mensicus and ACL repair.

    Only easy riding between now and then, and getting is as much shape as I can before the surgery.

    I knew my PT loved me last year, but he's going to be spending much more time with me this year. Good news is it's 6 months before you can MTB again, but you can get back on the bike sooner. I guess I'll be looking at getting a slick tire and a trainer for my XC bike.

    Wow Stripes, you started thus thread back in 2007, and now you are back! Hope you got some good riding in the last few years! Good luck with the surgery and PT.

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    Heh, yeah. Got lots of good riding in, and my riding time isn't over yet, which is why I'm doing the surgery. It's also a very active recovery with the amount of PT, so that's a huge help as opposed to sitting around with the wrist not doing anything.

    The reason I'm doing this surgery now instead of waiting until August is because the doctor (2nd opinion) told me how bad the damage is (the meniscus is really bad).

    It's actually an old injury, that sounds like it either started when I was 14 or when I was 26, but either way, it's lingered for far too long (I'm 37 next month). The injury was started from either martial arts (when I was 14) or skiing (when I was 26). I am getting tired of re-injuring it and being timid on rides though, thus, the surgery.

    Quote Originally Posted by smitham
    Wow Stripes, you started thus thread back in 2007, and now you are back! Hope you got some good riding in the last few years! Good luck with the surgery and PT.
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