Anyone currently dealing with a cycling injury?

JBcyclist
JBcyclist Posts: 4
edited February 2014 in Road beginners
Cycling injuries are awful. There is nothing worse than not being able to ride your bike but sometimes that exactly what needs to happen in order to overcome knee pain or back pain or a broken bone. As much as it sucks, we've all been there and we'll all probably be there again. Heck I'm still getting over a bit of patellar tendinitis myself and I can't wait to start pushing hard again.

Anyway this article might help some of you injured folks: http://blog.artscyclery.com/road/keepin ... -injuries/

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  • broken neck in 2 places fell off cx bike its been 4 weeks now hoping to be back on the bike in april,feel very nervous about getting back on but i suppose its only natural,
  • MikeWW
    MikeWW Posts: 723
    broken neck in 2 places fell off cx bike its been 4 weeks now hoping to be back on the bike in april,feel very nervous about getting back on but i suppose its only natural,

    Sounds horrendous. Hope you are on the mend
  • MikeWW
    MikeWW Posts: 723
    Nothing like the above but had a broken collar bone mid October. Interestingly the linked article talks about keeping you hands on the bars. After the car side wiped me my arms got no where near the tarmac it was the top of my shoulder.
    In other incidents I have gone through to the bone on my left hand fingers ( required surgery) and a grade 4 ACJ ( required surgery)
    I always try and get back on the turbo as soon as I can ( even if its no handed and strapped up) and get some goals in the diary-I booked a training camp in Mallorca a couple of weeks after the last crash.
    Really helps in terms of keeping motivated and minimising the loss of fitness
  • thegibdog
    thegibdog Posts: 2,106
    MikeWW wrote:
    Interestingly the linked article talks about keeping you hands on the bars.
    Yeah, I don't think keeping your hands on the bars is good advice for a lot of situations. In many cases it may be fine but you instinctively put your arms out in a crash to protect yourself; I'd rather have a broken collarbone than a head injury.
  • craker
    craker Posts: 1,739
    Came off on the ice two weeks ago, broken bone in my hand where I landed on it hard. Few more days in the cast and then the fracture clinic can tell me to cycle if I take it easy :twisted:

    I've had a bad knee for a while now (overuse / lack of stretching) I'm really hoping a month's break is going to heal it up properly.
  • buckles
    buckles Posts: 694
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  • DiscoBoy
    DiscoBoy Posts: 905
    JBcyclist wrote:
    Heck I'm still getting over a bit of patellar tendinitis myself and I can't wait to start pushing hard again.

    Join the club :(
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • Maybe not a cycling injury, but I am getting over a operation for colorectal cancer,(8 weeks now).I have just set one of my bikes up on the turbo in the bedroom, i am starting my chemotherapy cycle tomorrow, and intend to boost my flagging fitness levels. Think what i am trying to say is keep positive and keep focused. :D
  • dilatory
    dilatory Posts: 565
    pingpong wrote:
    Maybe not a cycling injury, but I am getting over a operation for colorectal cancer,(8 weeks now).I have just set one of my bikes up on the turbo in the bedroom, i am starting my chemotherapy cycle tomorrow, and intend to boost my flagging fitness levels. Think what i am trying to say is keep positive and keep focused. :D

    Ah shit. Good luck man!
  • Broken wrist - happened at the beginning of September. Still got a splint on now and just got told last week that I am going to have to have surgery to repair the bone and tendon / ligament that hasn't healed.

    Apparently it can go necrotic and I will lose the use of my thumb!

    Excellent.

    And all for emergency swerving a driver who decided to not check his mirrors or indicate when turning left!

    Not pleased is an understatement when the idiot doctor at A&E, who saw the clean break of my Scaphoid bone, and showed me it decided it was better to put it in a splint and arrange for me to come back in 10 days - instead of just putting it in plaster straight away.

    She told me it would take 6 weeks to heal. 6 months on.....

    The police literally couldn't care less. "It's a civil matter unless you have witnesses". Funnily enough at rush hour on 4 way traffic lights there aren't to many people willing to stand up and be counted!!!

    And when you are in shock and injured you aren't really in the right frame of mind to be thinking straight.

    The good old British motorist and general public eh?

    And to think, some people cry about not being acknowledged and getting a wave or a smile when out on their bikes.

    Takes all sorts....
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have very little cartilage in my left knee, my mum has a very similar thing. It's painful when I cycle and has affected the way I run, I can't play any contact sports and have been told if it continues I will need some form of replacement surgery.

    I hurt it about 4 years ago and it's never been the same. I use some tape on it when I ride, I know it has no scientific help but I find the placebo does help.