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Bad (but not that bad) fall; both bindings released; catapulted onto my shoulder....

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I had a sudden fall; both bindings released and I flew into the air and mostly onto my right shoulder. I felt stunned but moved on.  Skied another hour or so and forgot about it.

 

About 10 hours later I woke up feeling some real pain.  Pretty much the muscular/sore/headache/hurt all over type.  Don't think I've done any real long term damage but I'm curious about the course of recovery.  

 

I have no idea of what caused the releases.  I was going at a good clip and didn't feel it coming.  May have hit a small bump.

 

Took anti-inflammatories.  Anything else?  Supposed to teach tomorrow.  I feel more ready for the glue factory.

 

Open to suggestions.  This is IMHO not serious enough to warrant a trip to urgent care. And it's Saturday.

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Originally Posted by JaneB View Post

I had a sudden fall; both bindings released and I flew into the air and mostly onto my right shoulder. I felt stunned but moved on.  Skied another hour or so and forgot about it.

About 10 hours later I woke up feeling some real pain.  Pretty much the muscular/sore/headache/hurt all over type.  Don't think I've done any real long term damage but I'm curious about the course of recovery.  

I have no idea of what caused the releases.  I was going at a good clip and didn't feel it coming.  May have hit a small bump.

Took anti-inflammatories.  Anything else?  Supposed to teach tomorrow.  I feel more ready for the glue factory.

Open to suggestions.  This is IMHO not serious enough to warrant a trip to urgent care. And it's Saturday.

the standard :
ICE .... smile.gif

the not so standard:
I'm a big believer in stretching out the neck & spine after a tumble... I like to hang inverted... yeah, I use an inversion table, but you could improvise...

lastly:
vitamin C will help healing.... 1000 mg tabs are cheap... (Costco, wally world, etc)... take ALOT !!! a buddy who's a doc recommends as much as your digestive system can handle... I never pushed it to the limit, but, I take 4-5 tabs twice a day... more when i'm hurtin' ... it helps.... and no, I'm not a vitamin C salesman... wink.gif
post #3 of 16

Dang!  Heal well! 

post #4 of 16
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Thanks, folks.

 

Rest?  I haven't done one like this before....

post #5 of 16

Scotch and a hot tub.

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Scotch and a hot tub.

This man speaks the truth. 

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Originally Posted by JaneB View Post

About 10 hours later I woke up feeling some real pain.  Pretty much the muscular/sore/headache/hurt all over type.  Don't think I've done any real long term damage but I'm curious about the course of recovery.  

I have no idea of what caused the releases.  I was going at a good clip and didn't feel it coming.  May have hit a small bump
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Took anti-inflammatories.  Anything else?  Supposed to teach tomorrow.  I feel more ready for the glue factory.
Anti-inflammatories are my first move. I'll ice sore joints soon after an injury, but don't bother with bruising. Generally speaking, if get get full range of motion in your joints without sharp or severe pain, nothing's swelled up, and nothing is discolored aside from normal bruises, you're probably fine not getting checked up. I get a lot of relief from joint and soft tissue soreness from homeopathic Arnica Montana.

If you were rattled or disoriented after the fall or simply whacked your noggin you might have gotten a concussion and should educate yourself on what that means--which is largely that you need physical rest and sleep to let your brain heal up, and avoid strenuous activity until you've recovered.
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Rest?  I haven't done one like this before....
It's hard if you're one of those more driven people, but taking it a little easy gives your banged up body a little edge on healing, especially if you're not particularly young. Just listen to your body; it'll tell you if it wants to lay back for a day or two.

Glad you weren't seriously hurt, though! Too bad you didn't notice what caused the fall. If someone else was nearby it'd be worth asking them whether they noticed what happened so you could work out how to avoid it in the future.
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Originally Posted by LouD-Reno View Post
lastly:
vitamin C will help healing.... 1000 mg tabs are cheap... (Costco, wally world, etc)... take ALOT !!! a buddy who's a doc recommends as much as your digestive system can handle... I never pushed it to the limit, but, I take 4-5 tabs twice a day... more when i'm hurtin' ... it helps.... and no, I'm not a vitamin C salesman... wink.gif

Vitamin C is water-soluble, meaning that any excess goes straight into your bladder for removal. Once you reach your body's limit (somewhere around the recommended daily value), you'll just end up peeing all the rest of it out. This site shows the recommended daily dose, which tops out around 125mg. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

 

4-5 grams of vitamin C/day is unlikely to hurt you, but that last 3.9-4.9g is just going straight into your toilet bowl.

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Vitamin C is water-soluble, meaning that any excess goes straight into your bladder for removal. Once you reach your body's limit (somewhere around the recommended daily value), you'll just end up peeing all the rest of it out. This site shows the recommended daily dose, which tops out around 125mg. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

4-5 grams of vitamin C/day is unlikely to hurt you, but that last 3.9-4.9g is just going straight into your toilet bowl.

Well... a number of well respected physicians I know disagree with you... but that's ok... as I said, I'm not selling... just sharing... wink.gif
post #10 of 16
Latest research shows vitamin C interferes with muscle development by about 10% in atheles. New study late 2014.

The rest is just age and it sucks.
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Well... a number of well respected physicians I know disagree with you... but that's ok... as I said, I'm not selling... just sharing... wink.gif

An orthopedic surgeon that I know doesn't discourage his patients when they bring up the topic of glucosamine supplements. He says they're useless, but if it makes the patient happy to take them, they won't cause any ill effects either. Just sayin'....

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An orthopedic surgeon that I know doesn't discourage his patients when they bring up the topic of glucosamine supplements. He says they're useless, but if it makes the patient happy to take them, they won't cause any ill effects either. Just sayin'....
let me guess.... your surgeon friend recommends.... surgery.... wink.gif
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PRICE
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If it doesn't get better in 2 weeks seek medical advice
post #14 of 16
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Thanks again.  I did, in fact, spend the day sleeping.  I must have hit my head.  I felt OK by this a.m.  The soreness is mostly gone.

 

I taught first time skiers all day.  I've recovered!

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Thanks again.  I did, in fact, spend the day sleeping.  I must have hit my head.  I felt OK by this a.m.  The soreness is mostly gone.

I taught first time skiers all day.  I've recovered!
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Just remember, no more bonking your head for a while; consecutive concussions are very bad for the brain. And trust me, you'll want as much functioning brain as possible when you get older!
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Probably too late!!! Between skiing and horseback riding I've had a few falls...
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