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I'm in an extraodinary amount of pain.

Benny HoneBenny Hone Posts: 43
Don't laugh but I have entered the Helwith Bridge Duathlon in October so wanted to practice the bike-run transition. Yesterday I did 42 kilometres on the bike in the fog and drizzle with absolutely no problems at all. Then I swapped shoes and ran for...four minutes! On this route, I have to cross a small stream on a solid stone footbridge. It was so wet, my shoes wouldn't grip and I came down really, really hard on the stone on to my backside. I banged right on that crease where the buttock meets the thigh and there is a hideously ugly scarlet welt there. The pain was indescribable even through the endorphin high I was feeling thanks to the ride. The pain got worse and worse and I can't sit or lie down. It's only comfortable standing (walking is painful) or lying on my front!

Has anyone had an experience of a really hard knock in this area and if so, how long does it take to get back excercising again? A girl at work says she banged the same area on solid ice during a ski trip and there was so much tissue damage, it took a full month before she could even walk without pain! If that's the case, my Duathlon dream is over that's for sure!
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  • RedJohnRedJohn Posts: 272
    Go and see a doctor!!
  • ut_och_cyklaut_och_cykla Posts: 1,594
    See a doctor / A&E soon - there is a small chance you have broken teh neck of your thigh bone or chipped/cracked your pelvis.

    Get help. If it isn't anything nevermind - but if it is it WONT get better by itself and theoretically you risk severe internal injury (like cutting an artery in yoru thigh, etc)

    I know this sounds scary and hope I'm wrong but you should check as soon as possible.
  • Thanks for the concern and all that but as I am a medic and I am almost certain there's no break and zero danger of nicking an artery, especially a main one, I thought I'd ask about people's experiences of recovering from a fall such as this. After all, I'm sure most will have had unfortunate tumbles from bikes at greater heights than was involved in my little escapade.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Benny Hone wrote:
    After all, I'm sure most will have had unfortunate tumbles from bikes at greater heights than was involved in my little escapade.

    When you fall off a bike (at a decentish speed) you tend to get more road rash. Sliding down the road isn't nice - some of my wounds have just healed, I tried savlon and scrubbing the wound, but it still got infected. Needless to say I was back on the bike pretty soon.

    It just sounds like an unlucky fall to me. I'm sure it wouldn't "hurt" to get back on the bike.
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  • Did you feel sick or dizzy when / shortly after it happened?

    If so, there's a very good chance you've broken a bone. As subtly suggested earlier on, go to A&E, get it X-rayed and some nice pain-killers.
  • synchronicitysynchronicity Posts: 1,415
    I was thinking the exact same thing as others... get yourself to a Doctor. :wink:
  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    As a medic I would have thought you would have known better than to ask a load of sttrangers on a forum for medical advice! You pay your taxes(I hope) go and see a doctor.
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