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snowboard_moron 01-10-2008 10:16 PM

Sprained ankle while riding - is this a common injury?
I've been riding for about 4 years and this is the first time where I took one so bad that I sprained my ankle. I thought it was impossible to sprain an ankle in my boots.

Has this ever happened to anyone, or am I simply unlucky?

I appreicate your advice

Phenom 01-11-2008 12:13 AM

How did this happen? Did it get twisted during a spill or did you land a jump on it funny or something?

And to answer your question, no. Never broke any bones in the 8 years I've been snowboarding, which to this day shocks me because once I lost control trying to avoid colliding with a skiier and went off the trail and I hit a tree dead on going pretty fast. I took the hit in the rib/hip area and somehow nothing broke, just had the wind knocked out of me.

PapaWood 01-11-2008 01:34 AM

This is very common (atleast on our mountain). It is very easy to sprain an ankle while taking a good spill or even a funny landing. Your boot does a good job at preventing SERIOUS injurys but minor and even occasionally serious sprains are still a prety common event.I just sprained my right ankle the other day from a hard spill actually. Ice it up and stay strong :)

PaoloSmythe 01-11-2008 08:23 AM

never hear of a sprained ankle ever.

sprained wrists for sure (me included) but in tight boots, sprained ankles should never happen IMO

T.J. 01-11-2008 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by PaoloSmythe (Post 28716)
never hear of a sprained ankle ever.

sprained wrists for sure (me included) but in tight boots, sprained ankles should never happen IMO

i kinda have to go with paolo on this one. sounds weird to me.

PaoloSmythe 01-11-2008 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by mpdsnowman (Post 28727)
the human body is fragile really..... Take two bong hits

cause and effect maybe?

THC = lethargy = muscular atrophy = what we see in your fotos = a guy so lean, he might sprain his spine if a stiff breeze ever picked up! :D

but then of course, if you weren't permanently as stoned as a test tube badger, YOU'D HAVE NEVER HIT A SHED! not exactly incon-fekkin-spicuous are they? a shed! *shakes head*

wrathfuldeity 01-11-2008 10:36 AM

Anything is possible...even death!! I did a full on sonny bono yesterday on a tree run, sore shoulder and hip...luckily hit it square and there were no lower branches sticking out (impaling speed) but man everything shifted to the left for a few minutes.

headinahole 01-11-2008 06:38 PM

I caught a mogul on a blue and cartwheeled a couple times... got my board caught underneath me. Felt like I rolled my ankle for sure but the next day I was fine. To be honest I think if I would have had my boot cinched back in my binding and tighter it might not have happened.


Mr. Right 01-11-2008 07:17 PM

I took a nice cartwheel today, my neck should be stiff for a few days until I feel better and do it again.

Ankle injuries, I don't hear of them often but my friend has torn his ACL twice snowboarding, and the other leg got it once skateboarding. The problem is, you don't get hurt snowboarding until you are good enough to go pretty fast lol. I wish it could hurt less when you get better :laugh:

universole 02-06-2010 09:50 PM

bringin this thread back. got a bad sprain today, didnt waste anytime and hit the ER cuz of the swelling. ballooned up good in a few hours.

i cartwheeled, nose got caught at a wierd angle, bored stayed put and my body went the other way. felt a tear or a pop in my front foot ankle and knew before i hit the ground that i was hurt.

they say 2-4 weeks, but im goin to a orthopedist on monday to try to get the skinny on if my season is over or not... I HOPE NOT.

anyone else sprain an ankle? and how soon till you were back on your board????

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