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12-29-2010 12:05 AM
MistahTaki Is it really good to stretch a strained muscle when it's recovering? Wouldn't it hinder the healing of the muscle when the cause of it was over stretching? I strained my leg about 4 days ago snowboarding and the pain won;t go away. I have been icing it, keeping it elevated, drinking ibuprofen, using icy hot patches, salonpas patches, epsom salf in warm water, arnica gel and also been compressing it with ace self-adhesive bandages. It's getting a little less tender but it's still so painful i can barely bare weight on it. Hurts by even by barely moving it.I believe it's a grade 2 strain but is it suppose to be this painful? There is a possibility that it's a stress fracture but all I did was over stretch it when I was buttering. It's stressing me out because this is when I have break from school and work and I was also planning on going on a snowboarding trip after new years.
12-21-2010 05:51 PM
JapanBigFoot Hey Psi! Thanks for the tip. I'm gonna check it out today and see if I can't find something that works for me. How long did it take you to recover? Just curious.
12-21-2010 11:40 AM
Psi-Man I did Physical Therapy for a back problem as a result of a head on collsion in 05 that damn near killed me. The therapist recommended the McKenzie Method and it worked quite well. I later picked up the book on Amazon and it was pretty much exactly the therapy I went through.
12-21-2010 04:59 AM
pauljackson I had the same problem so went to a chiropractor and it worked These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
one should consult an expert.

Chiropractor Lawrenceville GA
12-19-2010 10:12 PM
Daaaaang. Herniated Discs Suck.

Hey all,

So I herniated a disc about a month ago and didn't exactly know it. I was doing squats improperly and hurt my lower back. I went to a Bone Setter (Japanese translation) close to the school I work at because I was having some serioius back pain. He worked me over with some electric pads and slight twisting. Leaving there I felt worse than I had before.
The next day I was rushed to the hospital with debilitating pain that forced me to collapse on my kitchen floor.
a week later I was diagnosed with a herniated disc by my MRI results. My doctor told me not to snowboard for at least one month.
I cancelled two trips to Nagano for December and have shifted them to January.
I have healed considerably. I can walk and get out of bed no problems and don't need any pain killers. But I do still have this dull pain if I bend at the hip to my right. Like, if I slide my right hand down my right leg. I get a little shot of pain.

I'm just hoping that my back will be able to handle the twisting that snowboarding will put it through.

Any stretches I should do? Anything I should avoid while snowboarding. I know no one is a doctor (maybe) and I have read A LOT online, but I really want to hear from a snowboarders perspective...


11-12-2010 01:37 PM
lisevolution I have 2 herniated discs L4,L5 I believe and have been fed the percoset, flexaril, Naproxen, Valium concoction for a while. I actually just had to go for my second epidural on Wednesday too. Injury ended my season early last year but I refuse to let it ruin this year. I'm a super big dude too at 6'3 265 so I'm trying to drop down some weight and resume yoga starting this weekend. For me this is an injury I'm going to deal with for the rest of my life as in addition to the herniation I also have a degeneration issue with the discs causing significant sciatica pain when I'm not active at all. I'm 30 so I'm somewhere in the middle age wise as far injury recovery goes. Fortunately I have a high pain tolerance and enough refills on my prescriptions to make it through the season.
11-01-2010 06:29 PM
Krug Snowolf,

I hear you. After getting tired of being couped up this weekend, I mowed the yard and did other misc. things, even took a drive in the Lotus, which is like getting in and out of a go cart, and my back felt better than ever. Left side is still sore, especially when sitting in an office chair, but hopefully that too will pass!

Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Stay active! As soon as you can get around, get walking and don`t stop moving. I have chronic pain in my lower and mid back. Driving makes it hurt the most. The only time my back does not hurt is when I am hiking and riding.
11-01-2010 11:46 AM
JustLove Same problem here, but all I did was go for a one-mile run. Staying active is very important! I will never stop again. The pain was in my lower back and it prevented me from looking down towards my toes. The recovery took approx 15 days and I'm 27. Hope you're back 100% soon, but I'm still around 85%. I'm nervous about hitting the pow but that's not gonna stop me lol.
10-28-2010 10:38 PM
AlxStat i hate back injures, last season i hit a jump and landed super awkward and strained a muscle in my back, all i can say is that they hurt really bad
10-28-2010 07:00 PM
Krug Yeah, my wife could've poured me into a glass this weekend after taking this concoction. Pretty wicked dreams too!


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Oxycodon and Flexerol I'm surprised you can even post
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