View Full Version : Injuries, injuries, injuries

Aug 20th, 2009, 10:17 PM
What's the worst injury you've ever had? And, are you currently suffering from an injury at all?

My worst injury was when I tore my meniscus in my left knee. Had surgery to repair it and I was on crutches for about six weeks, during winter and all. Snow and crutches do not go together. Unfortunately, I'm also suffering a right tibia injury. My doctor told me I've either partially of fully torn the collagen fibers attatched to my tibia, which is now hurting a lot more than it did before I knew about it. I've also strained my muscles attatched to my pelvis. I'm really not having much luck whatsoever with my physical health.

Aug 21st, 2009, 05:26 AM
broke both collar bones in first grade :bigcry: :p

Aug 21st, 2009, 09:05 AM
I twisted my left ankle 2 years ago, since then i still botheres me.
I can only sport with a brace on and it still hurts then :shrug:

Doctors in the hospital don't seem to know what is wrong with it.
Physiotherapy only helped for a bit, i have stopped with it cause it barely helped.
Everytime when i move my left ankle it starts to make really weird noices :lol:

Ahh well, it's a part of my life now. I'm used to it :o

Aug 21st, 2009, 12:26 PM
fractured my left middle toe, pfft ha.
been veeeeeeeeeery lucky.

Aug 21st, 2009, 12:43 PM
got a messed up knee, some girls kicked the crap out of it during a footy tournament, they did not like that i played a match on a friend's team and scored against them, then when i had to play them with my own team and scored again, they recognized me and decided that it took 3 girls to take me out.. there was no ball in sight and they just kicked my knee, i went down and they kept kicking it.
docs have taken many pics, but do not know how to fix it..

it still locks up a few times a year...

Aug 21st, 2009, 02:51 PM
Dislocated my knee :shrug: and when I saw how ugly it looked I set it back myself which was extra pain :tape: it was caused by the fact that my knee cup is lying on a bone that isn't dent enough so it just popps out :shrug: doctor said I can't even think of normal sport activity anymore until I have a surgery :o

Aug 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM
I broke both my wrists once (at the same time), which really sucked.

My friend's little brother fractured his skull, cracked several ribs, and broke his jaw and his upper and lower arm on both sides in a snowboarding accident. Now that would suck.

I've also strained my muscles attatched to my pelvis.

What were you doing? :o :p

Aug 21st, 2009, 03:53 PM
Either broken arm falling off my house or the top half of my ear getting almost sliced off after being pushed into a street drain by a kid I was racing across the street.

Ziggy Starduck
Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:41 PM
I tore my anterior cruciate ligament a few years ago, the injury itself wasn't too bad, but the knee reconstruction and rehab :help: a great way to go from playing tennis to watching it :)

Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:56 PM
tore my right ankle and broke 2 ligaments in 2003

It still bothers me today and I can only play tennis with an ankle brace
and I twist my ankle very often just walking or in the stairs...

Crazy Canuck
Aug 24th, 2009, 07:42 AM
I fell down some stairs head first on New Year's. Don't ask me how that happens. Apparently it just did. Before this, I hadn't ever so much as had stitches. I guess that my body figured that it was going to get busted, it would do things proper. 14 stitches across the eyebrow, in two layers - whatever the facial muscles in that area are called were torn right open, probably to the bone. My coworker, who was with me when they stitched me up, isn't sure if that was bone or the top of my eyeball she was seeing. 9 months later, the facial muscles are still sore/healing, and are slightly swollen a few times a week. Needless to say, I wear side-bangs now.

I also scratched the cornea in that eye, but that was minor and healed after a short while. The skin on the cheek below the affected area was torn off, but has mostly healed.

The worst part of all of this was something I didn't even pay much attention to at the time of the injury - my knee. Fixing my face was the immediate concern, so beyond the obligatory xray, nobody examined my knee. Based on the symptoms that I still have today, I suspect that I have a very minor tear in the meniscus. Balls.

Aug 24th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Torn muscle in my shoulder and rib cage injury when i was attacked by anti-gay people. I was in agony for like three weeks!

I got jarred into my pinky finger by a ball. It was so painfulllllllllllll! haha

the jamierbelyea
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:10 AM
I developed tendonitis in both my wrists when I was 11. Back then I was playing tennis 5 times a week 12 months a year. Tendonitis never goes away really, so it comes and goes really.

It's very, very painful, and when it's at it's worse I can barely lift a pencil let alone play tennis.

When it happened when I was 11 I had to stop playing tennis for 18 months. It was horrendous.

Aug 24th, 2009, 10:16 AM
I fell down a steep staircase, and suffered a grade 3 sprain of my ankle. I was a Physio student at the time I did it and had access to the physio department at the hospital. So I rehab'd myself, did my exercises, and was able to return to normal in 4 months. I still have some lingering stability issues but I don't have to use a brace

Aug 24th, 2009, 10:21 AM
I had foot tendonities this summer. It's annoying, but not that bad. Just have to manage it.

Otherwise, I can't think of anything else. :lol: I have a sort of a big scar on my leg from colliding with a concrete seat when I was 8. Part of the flesh just dropped out.

Aug 24th, 2009, 10:48 AM
What were you doing? :o :p


Nah, I jumped for a smash and as a result I strained the muscles. I later aggravated it when I hit a backhand a couple of weeks later. That was really bad.

Aug 24th, 2009, 03:15 PM
I've had some notable spate of injuries.

Age 14 - sprained both ankles 8 times within the span of 2 months

Age 15 - fell, landed on my left butt, ended up with a mild slip disc problem and sciatica. They're still there.

Age 21 - collapsed lung (not sure why, does this count as an injury?)

Recently - fell off a bike, twice. I have a resolving hematoma as a bruise, and this nasty scar on my right knee. My blood doesn't clot well, and I've slow wound healing, so this is worse that it should be.

I also had tendonitis on my right knee when I played tennis more regularly, no doubt due to my preference for the open stance forehand. And then random shoulder, wrist pains. My feet ache easily. When I went to DC earlier this year, I spent an entire day walking about and getting a sense of the city. By the end of the day, my right knee was completely busted and I could barely walk the next 2 or 3 days. Ended up limping and hopping on my left knee.

Aug 24th, 2009, 08:00 PM
When I was 3 I was pushed out of a swing and I broke both my collar bones...it was annoying and painful, but I don' remember it too much though. The only lasting effect is that I HATE being touched anywhere near the collar bone.
Other than that, the chronic tendonitis in my left knee and right wrist (both from too much tennis as a child) would be about the only other major injuries I've had - I've been pretty lucky I guess. :)

Aug 24th, 2009, 08:11 PM
I fell into the splits playing tennis, who knew i could do them :crying2: Also twisted my ankle in that fall, couldn't walk properly for a few weeks :shrug: Pretty much it apart from a few shoulder niggles.

Aug 24th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I broke my right femur three times.

The first time my leg just gave way while I was walking up a knoll at my school in the 6th grade.
The second time I tripped over myself while playing football in 8th grade and broke it.

So I was pretty much in a body cast the second time for about 4 months.

The third time was when I was 20. I was sleeping on a couch and rolled over on a spring in the couch and my leg gave way.
That time they gave me what would be equated as a hip replacement.

In between those three broken legs, I was in a cast because the ortho had to take the growth plate out of one my legs.
That was in 9th grade.
And my leg was purposely broken, to fill in calcium where a cyst use to be in my femur.

Because of that I have a body like Serena but I move like Lindsay Davenport on the tennis court. :lol:
Which really doesn't work because I play with such a loopy Patty Schynder-esque forehand.

Aug 25th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Sharon Strzelecki. Enough said lmao.

Ziggy Starduck
Aug 25th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Sharon Strzelecki. Enough said lmao.

:lol: She even had pash rash if that's an injury :lol: