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Dang. My season's over -- groin injury

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I've been skiing better & better - gaining confidence in bowls, tight tree runs, and even steep & tight chutes.  I've been skiing with a ski patrol friend who has given me a few pointers that really helped.  He also took me to places I didn't know even existed on the mountain, and I've been skiing ~ 80 days/year at this spot for the past several years.

 

Then, I skied with my wife, who only skies intermediate groomers.  

 

We were on what is basically an access road that is also a ski-run, and I did something stupid, and pulled my groin muscles.  I realized my day was over, so my intention was to ski carefully to a place where I could get a courtesy ride back to base -- and 3/4 of the way there, something happened (not sure what) and I fell & pulled that groin even more, at which point I went the rest of the way down in a toboggan courtesy of the ski patrol.

 

No bones were broken.  But,  I pulled/tore some groin muscles including my left hip adductor, gluteus maximus,  maybe a bit of hamstring... I really did a number, according to the sports/rehab doctor I saw.  More than a Grade 1 injury; at least a 2.  He said based my progress while in PT, he'll do an MRI if warranted about a month after the injury (he left town to go to Sochi as he's a team physician for the US Paralympic Team; the Paralympic Games are in Sochi March 7-16, so I have to wait for his return). 

 

About 6 days after the injury, I had progressed to use just one crutch rather than two... then... early in the AM (maybe 4AM), I awoke to a sharp stabbing pain, and think I heard something pop -- I think I was rolling over in bed & somehow my foot was caught in the blanket.  Back to 2 crutches.


I started PT this week (about 10 days post-injury).  After an evaluation visit, I'm now in the pool walking on a water treadmill & jogging in place in the deep end (no foot contact), doing scissors, etc.  This is slow going.

 

The sports/rehab doctor told me my season's over.  He said if I were 16 and in great shape, maybe I could catch the end of the season, but at my age, he said just get well & get strong for next year.

 

Within a 2 week period my two best skiing buddies & I all tore muscles.  

 

Yes, getting old sux, but it's better than the alternative.

post #2 of 3

That sucks.  Best of luck on a speedy recovery.

post #3 of 3

If you are in skiing field then injury is very common.Skiing used your knees or actively hence they tends to get injured easily.Make sure to do proper exercise to strengthen your muscles.Read jumper's knee book to get instant relief.

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