What injuries do you have?

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I'm most bothered by (can select up to four options):

Feet
25
18%
Knees
41
30%
Shoulders
14
10%
Back
21
15%
Other
20
14%
I am Ironman and have no lasting injuries
17
12%
 
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by pvnisher » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:25 pm

Beas wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:59 am
pvnisher wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:47 am
Oh, and when that "free"socialized healthcare with free surgery comes around, ask someone who's had free healthcare (military Tricare) what it's like.
Basically imagine your doctor's office but run by the DMV.
Based on your injection of political whining where it was not necessary, it sounds like you're dealing with a bruised ego from November as well. :roll:
Lol. It's more a comment on Tricare then a political statement. Tricare is to medicine as military clothing is to Arc'teryx.
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by WanderingJim » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:43 pm

Only reoccurring issue is my knees. I used to wrap them with sports tape to help stabilize them during my biggest hikes, but moved to knee braces for my JMT hike to keep from carrying tons of sports tape over 3+ weeks.

Other than that and general soreness and aches and pains, it's one off injuries that I've had to deal with:

Banged my head on low lying branches or rocks when I wasn't paying attention.
Twisted ankle a couple times.
Threw up a couple times after being at high altitude (16,300 and 19,341).
Sore hip during my JMT hike due to a very heavy pack for 3 days.
And my worse injury to date: Dislocated finger.
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by CaptCO » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:44 pm

I think the better question is how did you overcome your injuries without pills or surgery?
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by nyker » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:44 pm
I think the better question is how did you overcome your injuries without pills or surgery?
Discipline so as not to hurt/re-injure something, adjusting your routine, patience, then by doing dedicated PT/rehab with a good practitioner, then basically by becoming a self-trained physical therapist and crossing your fingers that all works :-s
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by CaptCO » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 pm

nyker wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:44 pm
I think the better question is how did you overcome your injuries without pills or surgery?
Discipline so as not to hurt/re-injure something, adjusting your routine, patience, then by doing dedicated PT/rehab with a good practitioner, then basically by becoming a self-trained physical therapist and crossing your fingers that all works :-s
Basically what I did for my IT band “s” injury after my 10th or so 14er last year. Knee brace/trekking poles until fall. Just now getting into a “natural” groove. Skateboarding took its motherfucking god damn toll on my body -Kneez
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by nyker » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:27 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 pm
nyker wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:44 pm
I think the better question is how did you overcome your injuries without pills or surgery?
Discipline so as not to hurt/re-injure something, adjusting your routine, patience, then by doing dedicated PT/rehab with a good practitioner, then basically by becoming a self-trained physical therapist and crossing your fingers that all works :-s
Basically what I did for my IT band “s” injury after my 10th or so 14er last year. Knee brace/trekking poles until fall. Just now getting into a “natural” groove. Skateboarding took its motherfucking god damn toll on my body -Kneez
IT band issues are tough, make that foam roller your best friend.
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by jaymz » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:30 am

I've always had weak meniscuses... meniscii... however you spell that. At least that's what I've been told as to why going downhill is torture for me ( I don't even pretend to be a dr.). Trekking poles have been a lifesaver.
Rotator cuff issues in my right shoulder have been bugging me more as I get older. Exercising seems to exacerbate it, or really just any physical activity where I'm bearing weight or even getting my heart rate up for a significant amount of time - the blood pumping makes me feel it from my neck down to my shoulder, almost like a pinched nerve. I don't know if it was spending my ignorant 20's doing shoulder presses and bowling leagues, or that job I had one summer weedeating around headstones... but it sucks now. Doc says to exercise it with bands to make it stronger, but it doesn't seem to help.
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by Wish I lived in CO » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:45 am

Messed up my ankle a year ago on Blanca - the endless road of torture took it's toll and I had a bone fragment come loose deep inside the ankle. Thought it was a sprain, but never got better. Finally got x-rays, MRI, then went into a walking boot (as a last resort before surgery), did the trick. Finally almost a year later, I feel completely normal. For a while was not sure if I would ever do much hiking, let alone a 14er. Things like that make one grateful for more simple things in life. Like walking normal. So many things we take for granted in this world. My wife just passed on some good advice - that most anxiety can be resolved with prayer and thanksgiving!
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by Wentzl » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:22 am

jaymz wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:30 am
I've always had weak meniscuses... meniscii... however you spell that. At least that's what I've been told as to why going downhill is torture for me ( I don't even pretend to be a dr.). Trekking poles have been a lifesaver.
Rotator cuff issues in my right shoulder have been bugging me more as I get older. Exercising seems to exacerbate it, or really just any physical activity where I'm bearing weight or even getting my heart rate up for a significant amount of time - the blood pumping makes me feel it from my neck down to my shoulder, almost like a pinched nerve. I don't know if it was spending my ignorant 20's doing shoulder presses and bowling leagues, or that job I had one summer weedeating around headstones... but it sucks now. Doc says to exercise it with bands to make it stronger, but it doesn't seem to help.
Hey Jay. I suffered with a torn miniscus for a long time, compensated with hiking poles, and developed rotator cuff problems. I mentioned it in the "hiking pole" thread.

I did have surgery 4 years ago to remove, as opposed to repair, the torn miniscus. I am posting here to let you know the pain in my knee was diminished by 95% and the overall strength and functionality was only minimally impacted. Recovery time was less than one month and able to walk without crutches the day after. So if you are considering going that route, just one active climbers experience to consider.
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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by oldschool » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 am

As a long time rock climber my injuries/aches and pains are upper body. Rotator cuff from very old shoulder separation, elbows, wrists (screw in my right wrist since 1979) fingers...they all hurt bad. Ibuprofen takes the sting out and I march on.

I am surprised that my knees and ankles and hips have help up. With all my running and mtn bike racing and hiking and skiing....knock wood.

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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by blazintoes » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:46 am

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Re: What injuries do you have?

Post by USAKeller » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:50 am

I said knees, but 9 surgeries and a total knee replacement by my mid-30's, I feel pretty much like new!
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