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|11-07-2012 09:47 AM|
|almostheaven||I blew my ACL two falls ago playing soccer and missed an entire season so I know what your going through. The most important thing is dont try to come back to quick and hurt yourself again.|
|11-07-2012 09:01 AM|
|jdmccright||That sucks... leg injuries are the worst but at least your ligaments are ok.|
|11-06-2012 07:08 PM|
|jbernste03||I had a smiliar injury 3 summer's ago. Broke 4 bones in my ankle. I opted for the surgery. 2 plates and pins. Healed in 3 months. No pt. Lots of pain pills and blunts. And I s snowboarding that winter and still going strong with the hardware in there. I get minor aches here and there buts thats it. Also have had my knees drained 3 times.. I just can't stay off the mountain|
|11-06-2012 05:20 PM|
Originally Posted by JeffreyCH View Post
Probably not necessary in your case but for me it's been huge. And you don't want a nice therapist. You want one that will make you cry for your mommy, otherwise it means he/she isn't doing his/her job.
I should add I was wearing pads (helmet, knee pads and slide gloves) but that didn't do much for me in that case.
|11-06-2012 04:39 PM|
Bummer man, hope it heals faster. That's why I'm soooo protective of my knees and ankles. I got hit by a car 12 years ago and snapped my tibia and fibula in half. It was a compound break so I have a scar about 4" long on my shin and a steel pin that runs up the middle of my tibia. I was in a cast for about 2 month's, walking cast for about a month, just crutches for about another month, walked with a limp for a short time. I did zero PT, pretty much hung out on the couch poppin pain pills, gettin drunk, and playing ps1 for a couple months
Moral of the story: No matter how much that crazy bitch pisses you off....don't get out of the car...if you do, RUN!!
|11-06-2012 02:33 PM|
About 4 months ago, i was longboarding with some friends, ate some pavement and hurt my left ankle (I ride regular).
I was hoping for a bad sprain (wishful thinking), got to the ER and was told i had broken not one but a grand total of 4 bones (3 in my ankle, one in my foot).
It could have been worse I suppose. The bones were nice enough to stay in place so the 2 orthopedists I saw agreed that there was no need for surgery. No pins or anything like that. I figured I'd be up and running (literally) in 2-3 months. Yeah, right.
Fast forward to present time, after a splint, cast, aircast, crutches, a cane and lots of PT (Physical Therapy, also known as Pain & Torture), I can now walk unassisted but with a limp. Range of movement is getting better but is nowhere close to what it used to be.
I may get a few days on the snow at the end of the season if I'm lucky, but there's a good chance i'm sitting this one out.
Morale of the story: don't fuck up your ankle(s) kids.