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Hot Sauce
12-29-2009, 10:12 PM
Rotator cuff, knee, and wrist.

I currently have 3 major injuries and it literally feels like I've had them forever. It can get really depressing because I'm not able to be active and do the things that I love. I'm still young so I thought my body would have been much more resilient than this.

I've had the rotator and wrist injuries for about 10 months with very little improvement and the knee injury for about 11 months.

The rotator injury occurred while playing tennis (the service motion) as well as the wrist (from groundstrokes). The knee injury came from snowboarding when I landed with my knee tweaked inward while my foot stayed outward.

z_z
12-29-2009, 11:39 PM
Major injuries take a long long time to heal...some never do heal completely and can develop into chronic injuries.

I recommend you see a sports doctor or orthopaedic specialist if you have not done so. Also, physiotherapy does help in the recovery of injuries.

mawashi
12-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Rotator cuff, knee, and wrist.

I currently have 3 major injuries and it literally feels like I've had them forever. It can get really depressing because I'm not able to be active and do the things that I love. I'm still young so I thought my body would have been much more resilient than this.

I've had the rotator and wrist injuries for about 10 months with very little improvement and the knee injury for about 11 months.

The rotator injury occurred while playing tennis (the service motion) as well as the wrist (from groundstrokes). The knee injury came from snowboarding when I landed with my knee tweaked inward while my foot stayed outward.

Man oh man just how old r u? Those injuries are very difficult n takes a long time to recover to each depending on the severity.

mawashi

mikeler
12-30-2009, 04:46 AM
I had a knee injury from basketball when I was in college. That took a year to heal. A friend of mine just had rotator cuff surgery and he was out for about 4 months. I know a guy that switched to a 1 handed backhand because he could not get his wrist to heal on his other hand.

El Diablo
12-30-2009, 07:48 AM
Without some actual characterization of WHAT the injury is, nobody can tell you whether it will heal, or how long if it is something that heals on its own. "Knee injury" or "wrist injury" is virtually meaningless.

LeeD
12-30-2009, 09:24 AM
To heal, first you must give it complete rest. No sports, no heavy work.
My sprained left ankle since Sept. 08 is just as bad yesterday as the day after I sprained it.
My left wrist tear is about the same as it was in '06, when I tore it originally.
My right knee meniscus tear healed in 6 weeks, hurt July 09.
My right hip almost popping out of joint started 6 weeks ago, but has stabilized since returning to tennis.
You get born, you live, then you die.

Cindysphinx
12-30-2009, 11:34 AM
10-11 months and you haven't seen a doctor?

Well, the good news is that you'll only have to pay for one office visit to discuss all three problems. :)

Go see a doc, 'kay?

LeeD
12-30-2009, 12:49 PM
See a doc?
I consult with a couple of sports docs, a couple of orthopedic docs, and some holistic and chiro buds of mine quite often.
All prescribe "rest".
Kinda hard to do playing tennis 5 days a week, windsurfing in the summer 6 days a week, and being a garderner for a living.
And what does a doc do anyways? Prescribe rest !!
I've had so many injuries, seeing a doc is the last on the list unless it's a catastrophic accident. I"ve had a few, and they were great.
But everyday tendons and ligaments, I can't rest long enough to heal because I'm getting older all the while.

mike53
12-30-2009, 01:02 PM
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I'm not able to be active and do the things that I love.
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According to my PT:

"The goal of your physical therapy program will be to regain mobility and function, both for daily tasks and for more vigorous exercise or sports activities."

If you are not able to be active, you owe it to yourself to get assistance.

Hot Sauce
12-31-2009, 12:27 AM
I don't know why you guys are assuming that I haven't seen a doctor already. I've been to my family doctor many times, I've been to a very recognized sports clinic multiple times, and I've been through months of physio for each injury.

It's so damn disheartening when it's been almost a year and progress has been very limited. The injuries get in the way of regular daily activities. What's left after resting and physio?

mike53
12-31-2009, 06:31 AM
I don't know why you guys are assuming that I haven't seen a doctor already. I've been to my family doctor many times, I've been to a very recognized sports clinic multiple times, and I've been through months of physio for each injury.

It's so damn disheartening when it's been almost a year and progress has been very limited. The injuries get in the way of regular daily activities. What's left after resting and physio?

Sorry for the assumption. If I had performed a targeted, progressive resistance training program for over 9 months and was still having problems with daily activities, I would be looking for a surgical alternative. Do you lift weights (however small)?

Hot Sauce
01-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Sorry for the assumption. If I had performed a targeted, progressive resistance training program for over 9 months and was still having problems with daily activities, I would be looking for a surgical alternative. Do you lift weights (however small)?

I've just started using lifting light weights for my physio routine (under 5 lbs). The specialist I have seen doesn't think that it is severe enough to require surgery so he wouldn't even refer me for an MRI.