<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by skidoc:Just curious if others have seen this. skidoc
I am dealing with the same thing, except I took a backwards, twisting fall and tore the left calf muscle.
Although I don't believe it was a complete tear, it sure hurts like hell - especially in the mornings.
As I basically flipped backwards, my right ski released, the left did not. I think the tail got trapped in the snow as I turned, creating the leverage for the tear. It also caused some stress to the knee - but not bad - I suppose I am lucky in that respect.
Unfortunately, it was the first day of our trip - within the first couple of hours. The swelling went down a little the next afternoon, so I decided to take few turns (hey, I shouldn't be using that calf muscle anyway, right?). I stayed on greens and just lollygagged my way down. This was not the brightest of ideas - I don't think I injured the calf any further - but it put some additional stress on my knee.
Oddly enough, I also realized how truly left leg dominant I am - I know, generally, that I am left-side dominant - but the extent and the thoughtlessness of it was surprising.
Ultimately, I spent most of my time as Coco the Houseboy. Add to that our 29.5 hours of driving (that's another story) for a couple hours of skiing - not my idea of fun - but better than breaking rocks in the hot sun.
So . . . skidoc, how does it feel after seven weeks? I am still in week one and I'm already sick of it. I had planned to go see and ski with a friend in Tahoe in March - hope I don't have to cancel.