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Ski injury and injury in general is the pain more psychological?

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Jeez, the injuries on that ski patrol program and the ski injuries thread brings back bad memories. But I digress, I have had many bad injuries in my life. Sure they all hurt, but I think what hurt more was knowing what happened, being conscious of what I had just done to myself. So how about you? Have your bad injuries really hurt that much? Were you able to separate the real pain from the psychological pain of knowing what damage you have caused to your body and the pain you will endure in recuperation?

The most physical pain I have ever experienced in my life was when I had my severely broken nose cracked back into place under local (almost non existent) anesthesia. In contrast when I broke my back it hurt, but it hurt more once I knew what I really had done to myself.

Think about when a small child falls, if you tell him its okay, it was nothing, more often than not he will shake it off and toddle away. Now if you go "Oh my God, my baby are you okay blah blah blah.." he will almost certainly begin the hysterics.
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I think it depends on the amount of blood spewing & why. Toddlers don't believe words when there is that type of evidence to the contrary.
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