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Slid out on a BS boardslide Sunday and clipped the end of the rail on my ass!! Massive bruise and swelling, the size of a baseball. Of course I went and hit a few jumps after this happened... Went to ER that night because the pain was settling in and I could not walk without severe pain. Diagnosis was contusion of pelvis and lower back, initial impact and hematoma. Don't know what initial impact means in a diagnosis... I'm on flexeril and vicodin, swelling has decreased a bit but the doc said it would maybe be a few months before it's normal again, so when I can go back out and ride I'm not sure.

I have a trip planned to Snowbird this weekend, hope I am good enough to ride!! Maybe not, I can barely sit right now. I really had aspirations of stepping up my game in the park this season and this is a major downer.
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Slid out on a BS boardslide Sunday and clipped the end of the rail on my ass!! Massive bruise and swelling, the size of a baseball. Of course I went and hit a few jumps after this happened... Went to ER that night because the pain was settling in and I could not walk without severe pain. Diagnosis was contusion of pelvis and lower back, initial impact and hematoma. Don't know what initial impact means in a diagnosis... I'm on flexeril and vicodin, swelling has decreased a bit but the doc said it would maybe be a few months before it's normal again, so when I can go back out and ride I'm not sure.

I have a trip planned to Snowbird this weekend, hope I am good enough to ride!! Maybe not, I can barely sit right now. I really had aspirations of stepping up my game in the park this season and this is a major downer.
Fortunately there's no real park at Snowbird

Unfortunately, bone bruising is no fun as you're experiencing. Subdural hematoma (that's what I'm guessing) can also take a while and occasionally requires surgery if it doesn't dissipate on its own the blood coagulates under the skin and needs to be removed with a large gauge needle or a spoon (ask me how I know this).

I've had some rail- and impact-related snowboarding injuries to the ass-ular region and also to my hip, etc., ( although none which I actually took to the doctor's so yours might be more serious) and in my personal experience (one which I could barely walk the next day) I was able to ride within a week's time. Personally, that area of injury doesn't take a lot of stress while riding so as long as you avoid falling on it again, you might be able to get by.
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did something very similar to this in Boyne 2 years ago. Then sat in a truck seat for an 8-hour trip home. Talk about hell!! I feel for ya. Cheers to a speedy recovery!
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a contusion is a bruise. A hematoma is a bad bruise. Get some impact shorts.
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Funny you guys commented here, I am actually from Michigan and used to go to Boyne a lot. Anyway, I ordered impact shorts a month ago for this reason and accidentally sent it to my mom's address... I figured I would pick them up on xmas but damn I should have just had her return to sender and gotten another pair!!

And yeah, Salt Lake City is about 10 hours from us so I hope sitting will be tolerable at least by then. Thanks for the positive thoughts..
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I did this to my quad in my right leg a few seasons ago. Clipped a tree though, zigged when I should have zagged (Steve Graham quote from Critical Condition movie I doubt anyone would remember). "Bone contusion"...a big bruise, entire front and back of quad was black and blue for about 6 weeks. Good luck, hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Get impact shorts!

(I strongly recommend the demon snow flex force d30, the Burton ones aren't padded enough)

And while you're at it, since you hit rails, pick up some hybrid knee/shin pads too.

I've started doing jumps and I've started wearing elbow pads again but it sounds like you wouldn't necessarily need those.

Oh and the level fly gloves are badass and offer tons of wrist protection!
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Worst bruise I've ever seen on my body came from sliding off a rail (on tele skis) and landing on my side. I also had the tailbone contusion a couple years ago from a boardslide to ass slam on a narrow box. I ride with impact shorts now, though they are the not-terribly-protective Burton model.
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One thing i'm nervous about rails is sliding off and landing on your back. I haven't hit a rail yet but it's on my mind and makes me quite nervous.
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I also had the tailbone contusion a couple years ago from a boardslide to ass slam on a narrow box. I ride with impact shorts now, though they are the not-terribly-protective Burton model.
I did this same thing right after buying my Demon D3o shorts. As I was plummeting to the earth, I remember thinking clearly that my season was over. When I landed, I could feel the shock wave dissipate and exit out the side of the shorts by my hips. I literally stood up and rode away. Wasn't even a little sore, it was unreal. I haven't ridden a day without them since.
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