Knees , elbows , shoulders , wrists ................... 50+ years of fun
Be honest - how Broken is your body?
Off to get one of my lungs removed in two weeks time due to a very suspicious lump that got spotted when I had pneumonia earlier in the year. If I'm lucky it won't all get removed but that's unlikely
But my body doesn't feel wrecked at all and I'm hoping it's going to stay that way. Worst ailment at the moment is a shoulder that I slammed into a rock snowboarding 7 or 8 years ago but that only shows up when I haven't done exercise for a while
50 and loving it
Broke my left hand, right wrist, right collar bone, a fair few ribs , both ankles, right foot and hyperextended and broke my right elbow all at various points, both my knees are also pretty screwed. I have also dislocated my shoulder multiple times.
I'm 30, life has been good so far!
A friend picked up some kind of auto immune thing last September. Went from fairly active (planning to walk WHW) to wheelchair-bound. At one point his hands gave out but they now sort of work but walking is right out. Taking loads of prescription drugs so his mind is permanently fogged up. He gets a different east-european carer every day so spends ages e explaining things to total strangers. Tries to stay positive but I know he finds it very hard.
Makes me feel pretty lucky tbh.
My right ankle, knee, elbow and left hip, wrist and elbow are really pretty good!
Almost all other joints (and spine) either clicks, creak or just stiff/hurts!
Can't remember how many times I've been concussed, apparently my memory is a bit iffy too!
(another ex mxer and other hard on the body sports)
Feels better than a few years ago though! ...maybe on the mend?
Oh yeah, knee pain seems to have almost gone since going back to flats
leffeboy.......good luck with your op and recovery man.
the rest of you.......MTFU.......
I'm ok compared to you lot, touchwood. 42 years old and aching at times but thats about it. Broken bones have healed leaving no permanent problems/aches, maybe I need to push myself harder??
Get well soon everyone
I always have some kind of injury or niggle
I'm in top condition.
I could elaborate, but I'd end up sounding like Hora.
cheers ton - thanks . Now about that 'niche' electric bike you were selling...
Left shoulder has some long term damage and brain is kept sane by pills but other wise not bad for a man of my age : )
Some good ones in here... I'm in pretty fair shape, the busted hip and knee give me some bother and quite a lot of pain sometimes but it doesn't stop me doing what I want. The osteoperosis gets me from time to time, but I wear my pads almost all the time and that reduces the problem, just pick up the occasional break when I probably shouldn't. Can't grumble really, overall I'm fitter than I've ever been in my life and it's mostly because of the big break.
I finished 6 weeks of Radio & Chemotherapy last week, I've lost over a stone & a half, and I'm feeling pretty weak, but the Quantocks are calling me.
Well done Dibbs, I've been off the bike for 6 weeks with a broken wrist and that's put my moping in perspective.
Get up there with someone to tow you home if necessary. Give it a few weeks back in the saddle and you'll be a climbing machine
good luck Dibbs.
All the best dibbs
Well done Dibbs, it's good to see the drive still there.
FairPlay leffeboy & dibbs.
Hope it goes well for you leffeboy and dibbs
I will MTFU
Where do i start!
Type 1 Diabetic from birth
2 screws holding right elbow together
Left tibia nail from knee to ankle through centre!
Currently have both shoulders in varying stages of frozenness
Recent lazer surgery on right eye
other than that lot perfectly fit and healthy....... for a slightly unfit 35yo fat knacker!!
I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome which means my feet and hands are bolloxed.
A tendency to dislocate kneecaps due to above.
marked arthritis in my left hand..
..oh, and ive just dislocated my right shoulder an hour ago!
Dibbs how was it? I start mine on Monday making the most of this week by fitting as many rides in as I can.
Other than the tumour the rest of my body is holding together well
Holy Moly, I thought I was knackered but I'm spot on compared to you lot!
Knees are goosed, probly due to kneeling on concrete floors when I was a mechanic. Both wrists ache on rides. Had a cataract op last year & the other one's nearly ready (+ I've got an eye infection now). Feet & ankles ache If I walk far. Teeth are crumbling. Landed on me head on Good Friday & still suffering. & I'm only 56.
Good on Leffeboy & Dibbs!
2crushed vertebrae discovered then Osteoporosis diagnosed .Specialist told me to stop riding off road as that was too jarring for my back .He suggested instead to take up jogging especially on concrete as the direct impact would help load the bones in my spine ! My GP told me to carry on but be careful . Since then I've done a season in Whistler (that's being careful!) Last bone density scan showed a 27 %. improvement in the density of my spine !!!! So much for the experts ? 57 btw
Wrists aren't great (due to 29 years of biking since my first BMX, not any other kind of wrist action... honest ).
Smashed front teeth from a ground-sky-ground crash probably renders me undateable.
Wouldn't change a thing. Can't imagine a life without bikes.
Edit: all the best to those on here who are dealing with real problems. Good luck to ya.
I'm ok actually, well I say ok what I mean is rather good. But I do suffer from piles on occasion, too much straining and training hard it seems..
2 displaced vertebrae in my neck from an old rugby injury
torn cartelege in my right knee
blown synovial capsule in left knee
planar fasciitis in right foot
and i go in to hospital tomorrow to get 2 ligaments fixed (hopfully) in my left wrist...
seems slight inconsequential to some.... good luck to everyone
Deejay......fingers are crossed for you mate.
hope everything goes well for you.
Smashed tib and fib many years ago which left me with one leg shorter than the other.
Right hip resurfacing due to right leg bieng shorter than the other.
Backs knackered knees shot but still doing 40-50 miles a week offroad and did the c2c last year frequent visits to the pub helps
Ton - cheers - hopefully mine can be got rid off - you, unfortunately, seem stuck with yours
I'm one of the lucky ones - diagnosed 8 years ago but been in remission ever since the first op. Managed to get it very, very early. Ton, Deejay & Dibbs - all the best to you - will be thinking of you.
More routine stuff includes collapsed arches, slightly dodgy knees, shoulder impingement on left side and managed an OTB incident yesterday so right shoulder and right ribs are very badly bruised but thankfully nothing broken. There's a few other niggles that aren't worth mentioning. Oh, apart from picking up some varifocals so I can at least read the date on my watch!
I'm a very lucky 43 yrs old.
Ruptured lateral colateral and anterior cruciate knee ligament and fractured patella ended my Army career. Currently awaiting results of mri scan to check above ligaments and lateral meniscus.
Fractured collarbone aged 16 hit a tree on mountain bike.
Abdominal muscle weakness so prone to Hernias.
And I'm only 27
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