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Old 24-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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Hi all,

"Sports" injuries are something one never thinks can happen unless you are an athlete. Let lone when one is playing with their kids!

Yesterday, playing a bit of soccer with my son, retrieving the ball, I turned and I heard a "POP" and felt as if someone had thrown a stone that smacked me in the right calf muscle!

Holy heck! The pain was excruciating, . I looked around for the culprit who threw the stone, but none was in sight - 'coward' I thought,

I was felled, and walking was NEARLY as bad as giving birth (sorry ladies, this is a bloke talking!).

I had heard of that "POP", and seen footage on tellie about rupturing muscles. Cringe worthy alright. But, never, ever, ever thought that I could do the same, A torn calf muscle...

Now, I'm laid up with a busted pin, and getting crocodile tears from the missus. Only my little son cares for me!!!

Moral of the story, a few stretches before running around if you don't run around too often, can save a long and painful recovery. I just didn't bother with them this time, and oh how I wish I had...

Mental.
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:05 AM
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haha ouch! Yep been there done that. This time last during a Karate tournament, twang - torn calf muscle.

I still won the match

I was out for like 6 weeks.
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:12 AM
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Worst pop I ever heard was my left shoulder. Out of the socket, torn ligaments.

Debilitating, excruciating PRESSURE (less of pain, but more a continual pressure feeling). It felt like someone was constantly sitting on your shoulder. No pain relief helped.

Took 6 months of physio to help make it feel slightly better. Another 2 years feeling it when I slept. Now, I don't notice it at all.
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:16 AM
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Easy to do, Alex. I tore the ligaments in my right shoulder about a year ago, and have had to learn to live with it-not repairable.
All the best for a speedy recovery
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:44 AM
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Damn Alex. Really sorry to hear about your injury. I sometimes get craps in my calf muscles and those are excruciating. Can't imagine what a torn calf muscle is like.
I wish you a speedy recovery my friend.
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:55 AM
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Moral of the story, a few stretches before running around if you don't run around too often, can save a long and painful recovery. I just didn't bother with them this time, and oh how I wish I had...

Mental.
Ouch.. that is not good..

Can I add to this (from my own experience...), we should also respect the fact that we are maturing with each day (I really don't want to mention here that ugly, blunt word "old") - like a good cheese.. or good vine.. and all those mature, good things must be enjoyed with care and moderation

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Old 24-08-2013, 10:21 AM
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At least your young one is sympathetic. Hope you have a quick recovery.
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Old 24-08-2013, 10:46 AM
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Sorry to hear Mental , hope it heals well .
The worst I had was stepping off a step of 2 meters high and landing on my right ankle SNAP? SMASH!! in a cast for 5 weeks and even today 10 years later it still aint right , feels weak .

Heal well mate .
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Old 24-08-2013, 11:36 AM
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The worst POP I heard was when I snapped my daughters leg tobogganing. Squashed her like a pancake.
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Old 24-08-2013, 11:36 AM
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You haven't lived until you ruptured an Achilles, now THAT'S an experience I wouldn't want to wish on anyone.
nothing warns you about it, no amount of warming up or stretching prevents it, it just happens.
I was playing competitive soccer (masters) when I felt what I thought was a hefty kick to my leg after winning the ball in a contest and took off with it.
I quickly turned around to my opponent and asked WTF?
He looked incredulous and denied touching me. It was only then I realised it wasn't him when my foot just flopped and I couldn't balance on my left leg.
Anyways a trip to hospital emergency at the epworth in melbourne (never use a public emergency pay the $300 and get treated in less than an hour) plastered up and then surgery a week later, 4 months on crutches and a further month walking in a boot and finally physio. 18 months later and all is good again. This was in 2009, and now back to better than before.
the one thing I found strange was the lack of any real pain.

Good luck with the calf tear it will heal!!
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Looks like many of us have war injuries to tell,

Thanks for the good wishes. Good news today is the pain has settled, and the tear isn't as bad a first thought. Last night I couldn't stand at all - toilet trip was an experience,

Today, I can stand, doing so very, very slowly, and the calf slowly and gingerly yields for a short stretch. At least I can hobble like a three legged dog. I'm not pushing things though - I'm not that mad. Just to the loo and bits and pieces that need some attention - like stroking the telescopes and eyepieces,

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Old 24-08-2013, 12:44 PM
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I was slide-tackled in a soccer game many years ago and tore a calf muscle. The strange thing is, I didn't feel a sharp pain; it felt very tight and I tried running but could only hobble. It was only after I limped off the field that the pain really started. I was on crutches for several weeks.
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Now, I'm laid up with a busted pin, and getting crocodile tears from the missus. Only my little son cares for me!!!

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WE care for you Alex
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Old 24-08-2013, 05:58 PM
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Hope your up and about soon alex.

Footy training years back we were all running back wards in a line , we ALL heard this crack like a whip and the guy three inside me drops like a stone, you think Achilles or a break but it was a muscle , wow I still remember how loud it was, ended his season but he was mobile again in a few days sort of .
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Old 24-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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Ouch, that sounds nasty! Take it easy and hope it heals soon
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Old 25-08-2013, 09:41 PM
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Sorry to hear that Alex, take it easy, but stay active, it's really important !

At least you don't have osteoporosis... That's worst I think. My mum fractured a vertebra turning over in bed... 8 months in hospital on her back. It was also the turning point where she had to go into aged care where her diet would be properly managed.
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Old 25-08-2013, 09:59 PM
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I tore a calf some years ago. 1st ball of my 1st over for the game. Fortunately it was the second last game and we weren't playing finals. The following season I had a major elbow reco (like an ACL but in the arm). Caused by a simple underarm flick of the ball back to the stumps. Thought my arm was broken. It was the most painful injury I've ever had. I spose that what happens to us "elite sportsmen".

Hope you recover soon.
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Old 26-08-2013, 01:21 AM
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Holy cow, Alex!

I hope you recover soon and fully.

Cheers
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Old 26-08-2013, 02:45 AM
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That does it - I'm staying in bed from now on. I've luckily avoided such problems so far in life. Hope you bounce back quickly, Alex.
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Old 26-08-2013, 07:17 AM
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Good to hear your leg is slowly mending Alex.

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