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I hurt myself today :(

post #1 of 19
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So frustrated that as I get older I lose more and more tricks that used to be easy, I kept trying to work out the kinks in my 360 Grab variations today, and somehow came up short on one and I think sprained my knee today.  Feels similar to a meniscus I hurt on the other knee a long time ago, but not as bad.  After a few minutes I was walking around on it, did a couple hops, and skied down to the bottom without too much trouble.  Now it just feels wobbly and a little loose, so I'm assuming it's just a minor sprain.  I'm still depressed about the whole thing though.  This aging thing is already kicking my butt and I'm only 29.  I think it's already time to retire from Terrain parks though. frown.gif

post #2 of 19

 Sorry to hear about the dinging.

 

I was almost twice your age before there ever was a terrain park.

 

There's still plenty to ski out there without the tricks and tumbles.

post #3 of 19
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I'm supposed to go "race" in Steamboat in 2 weeks.  I hope it improves by then.  I don't think it's super serious, just yet another wake-up-call.  But then, with ligaments and such, who knows.

post #4 of 19

Good luck.  You won't really know how bad it is right after the injury in many cases.

post #5 of 19

Too bad man, I've had some knee problems like that as well, only thing that helps in such a short time is building the muscles around the knee. Knee problems are a biatch as all day you're using them, hard for them to get better quickly...

So my advice is hit the gym every other day until race day!

good luck

post #6 of 19
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So frustrated that as I get older I lose more and more tricks that used to be easy, I kept trying to work out the kinks in my 360 Grab variations today, and somehow came up short on one and I think sprained my knee today.  Feels similar to a meniscus I hurt on the other knee a long time ago, but not as bad.  After a few minutes I was walking around on it, did a couple hops, and skied down to the bottom without too much trouble.  Now it just feels wobbly and a little loose, so I'm assuming it's just a minor sprain.  I'm still depressed about the whole thing though.  This aging thing is already kicking my butt and I'm only 29.  I think it's already time to retire from Terrain parks though. frown.gif

 

Tough gettin' old.
 

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Tough gettin' old.
 


lol.  oh to be 29 again.

 

 

post #8 of 19

Yeah. I have learned to just sit out when I come up short rather than try and ski out when I come up short. More embarrassing I guess but I messed up my foot pretty good last year trying to land a jump I came up short on and ever since I don't even try. 

post #9 of 19

29 is about the age when you either:

a) realize that you need need to work out to keep doing all the stuff you used to do.

b) decide you have to give up some of the stuff you love because you can't do it like you used to.

 

I suggest you explore option a above. Personally I was faster, stronger, could jump higher, and had more stamina at 36 than at 26 once. You can still do it, but you need a bit more maintenance.

 

Bummer about the knee, but hopefully it'll heal up quickly.

 

Elsbeth

post #10 of 19

Ah... Man, this is kinda depressing..

 

I'm 28 and my MCL is sore , I think its the damn bumps and powder in Vail (last week). It was just too much fun. Skied Breck/Keystone/Vail back-to-back-to-back but now my knee and hip hurts. And I think I reinjured my left thumb. 

 

 

Oh well, my knee feels solid it was just slightly bruised and its sore still, after 5 days. 

 

I'm hoping that the soreness goes away soon, because I want to be ready for the next big dump in Squaw (it should be coming in a few weeks).  Also I'm planning on doing a Century (road bike) and a Half-Marathon around May. 

 

Based on my research it appears to be a Grade 1 MCL injury, so l should just let it heal naturally. 

 

 

This damn aging sux. Pretty soon I'm going to need rollers with my skis. 

 

I should put tennis balls on my poles.

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by evaino View Post

29 is about the age when you either:

a) realize that you need need to work out to keep doing all the stuff you used to do.

b) decide you have to give up some of the stuff you love because you can't do it like you used to.

 

I suggest you explore option a above. Personally I was faster, stronger, could jump higher, and had more stamina at 36 than at 26 once. You can still do it, but you need a bit more maintenance.

 

Bummer about the knee, but hopefully it'll heal up quickly.

 

Elsbeth


You may be correct.  I began this season with the intent of giving up SOME stuff.  I have yet to hit a rail this year.  Partly because I already wasn't progressing on them, just the same ol' same ol' slide.  So I decided to leave them to the kids to get hurt on.  But jumping I was better at to begin with and it was still fun.  I didn't expect this.  I was exploring this racing thing to keep the competitive spirit alive, while not having to learn double flips in the park like the young' ins.  Figured if Jon Olsson could make the switch, so could I.  Now I may have temporarily screwed up that plan too.

post #12 of 19

Watch until the end, should help beercheer.gif

 

post #13 of 19

Bummer about the knee. frown.gif

 

Like Kneale said, there is plenty of great stuff to ski outside the terrain parks.

 

One thing that may help you get through Steamboat is compression tights.  Opedix has a link here on epic and may help support the knees. 

I plan on checking it out, just because I'm in my mid 40's and find many more aches and pains after a day of skiing than I usta.hissyfit.gif

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by FujativeOCR View Post

This aging thing is already kicking my butt and I'm only 29.  I think it's already time to retire from Terrain parks though. frown.gif


You know at your age those things just don't heal the way they used to.

I had an orthopedist tell me that when I sprained my knee in my mid 30's. I hate doctors! It is all downhill from here. LOL

Seriously, go to a PT and due some rehab on your knee. It doesn't sound too bad.

Hope you heal up fast

Rick G

PS I wish I had the body I had at 29 again.
post #15 of 19

You're still pretty bulletproof at 29 as long as you stay active.  It's around 39 that you suddenly become more brittle and fragile.  Last year I did 8 weeks worth of damage to my ribs simply landing a small table top a little past the landing slope.  I didn't even fall.   It didn't  even hurt on the heels the way most REALLY hard landings do.  The compression of sucking up the landing popped something in my ribs.  It felt like a bullet hit me.  So, first day out this year I take a slight header and the same spot pops again.  And, I work out and stretch more than I used to.  Thankfully this time it only took about a month to heal.

 

You've got another good 10 years.

post #16 of 19
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You're still pretty bulletproof at 29 as long as you stay active.  It's around 39 that you suddenly become more brittle and fragile.  Last year I did 8 weeks worth of damage to my ribs simply landing a small table top a little past the landing slope.  I didn't even fall.   It didn't  even hurt on the heels the way most REALLY hard landings do.  The compression of sucking up the landing popped something in my ribs.  It felt like a bullet hit me.  So, first day out this year I take a slight header and the same spot pops again.  And, I work out and stretch more than I used to.  Thankfully this time it only took about a month to heal.

 

You've got another good 10 years.


I compressed a disc in my back last year doing that same thing.  On a little jump even.

post #17 of 19

I fell skiing and yanked my left knee pretty good a couple months ago. I was bummed cause I'd just moved to the mountains, and thought I might've screwed my season, but turned out to be an MCL sprain. Taking it easy for a couple weeks and then slowly working my way back on the slopes and in the gym I'm pretty much back to normal, just an occasional twinge if I happen to move the wrong way. And no corner kicks with my left foot.  ;-)

 

Seriously, I would suggest you do what I did and have it evaluated by a (sports) doc. That will give you the peace of mind of knowing what's going on, and as a result of my visit I got fitted with a brace that provides really good lateral support for the knee. Still wear it every time I ski just for insurance. The brace looks huge, but I don't even know it's there when I'm skiing, and the cost was mostly covered by insurance.

 

Good luck, and if you think life's over at 29 just think about Bob Peters!  

 

And if it's all downhill, maybe that's not such a bad thing!  ;-)

post #18 of 19

Hopefully will inspire and not depress - the live broadcast of the X Games from Aspen just commenced on ESPN2. Skiers in the park are up first.

post #19 of 19

If it makes the OP feel any better, I'm sitting here in a cast up to my knee...peroneal tendon subluxation.  Look it up.  It's pretty fun.  Best winter in 20 years -- I'll enjoy watching it from the window. 

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