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|11-25-2009 01:23 PM|
Get a hooker and you'll be fine the next day.
Well except for the crabs, herpes, vd, and possibly aids....
It doesn't sound like you'll have problems with it for long.
|11-25-2009 11:12 AM|
Been there done that...
Dont sit on your ass all day and think its gonna get better just by resting it. You gotta walk around and also add some light stretching in there. And Icy/Hot...it wont do anything for it, it will just make it feel better for that moment.
Rememeber- LIGHT stretching, only go to where there is mild discomfort. You will be fine in 3 or 4 days.
|11-24-2009 03:34 AM|
|Mr. Right||I don't think you'll ever be able to snowboard again!|
|11-24-2009 01:24 AM|
basically, if you think you pulled a muscle - you didn't
you'll know exactly when it happens
|11-24-2009 01:12 AM|
yea, could also just be a bad cramp, or maybe even just muscle soreness.
I also love how tarzanman tries to correct everyone and then goes ahead and gives misinformation. Strains, "pulls", and "tears" are all the same thing... a strain. Here's some info to try a little more self-diagnosis. If there was a direct trauma, it could be a contusion, but you said you felt it after riding, so I doubt that.
- local tissue trauma to the muscle, musculotendinous unit or the muscle tendon from an excessive forcible contraction or stretch
First Degree Strain
- slight swelling
- slight loss of strength
- slight loss of flexibility
Second Degree Strain
- measurable swelling
- general pain
- moderate loss of strength
- moderate loss of flexibility
- obvious ecchymosis
Third Degree Strain
- apparent swelling
- severe pain
- complete loss of strength
- obvious ecchymosis
- muscle bunching
- usually hear a “snap”
Strains can be evaluated by assessing the following 4 parameteres:
- extensibility (placing a muscle on stretch)
- contractability (muscle strength grading 0-5)
5 – (100%) normal response; can move through ROM with normal resistance
4 – (75%) good response; can move through ROM with less than normal resistance
3 – (50) fair response; can move through ROM one time with force of gravity
2 – (25%) poor response; can move through ROM once with no gravity
1 – (5-10%) trace response; trace of contraction with no movement
0 – (0%) no response; total paralysis
The minimum contractibility rating you want to have before returning to action is a 4+
|11-23-2009 10:23 PM|
Registered Massage Therapist
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|11-23-2009 10:18 PM|
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
Its feeling better today, but then again have been kind of taking it easy.
|11-23-2009 01:10 AM|
you guys do realize that RICE is for immediate applications, not long-term solutions
and no, i don't believe OP has a muscle strain
Are RMT visits covered by your employer's medical benefits package?
|11-22-2009 10:17 PM|
First off, you can't 'sprain' a muscle. Bones and joints get sprained. Muscles get strained or pulled (or in bad cases, torn or pulled away from tendons)
Second, with most strains or light-to-moderate muscle injuries... LETTING THE MUSCLE HEAL is the most important thing.
Our bodies signal pain so that our brains know that something is wrong so we don't stupidly keep stressing worn or injured parts of our body. If your thigh/quad hurts enough for you to look up the injury on the internet and post here about it, then it chances are that it is a significant injury that should be allowed to heal.
You aren't an athlete being paid millions of dollars and being attended by the top sports specialists/doctors in the field.... so don't be in a rush to put yourself out there before your body has repaired itself enough.
It is possible to injure muscles bad enough to require surgery, or physical therapy to fix them, so don't go on thinking that the pain you have is necessarily superficial. Get plenty of calcium & protein and don't aggravate the injury. RICE is the way to go (and by far the easiest and cheapest way to heal).
Hope you get better soon.
Originally Posted by SB4L View Post
|11-22-2009 09:35 PM|
Thanks for the info guys! Don't want to make a mistake of riding too soon that could shorten my season, so think I may look up a sports medicine doc in a few days if it's still really sore. Have been RICE'ing all day today (sun) and will see how another sleep feels.
The thing about this injury is, while strapped in and riding around, you don't feel it that much so it can be ignored. It only hurts after boarding, so each time while it was getting worse, I didn't really notice till the end of the day.
I blame the copious amounts of snow that tricked me into riding like it was my 100th day of the season when really it was my 1st
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