Be honest – how Broken is your body?
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 flatsPosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agotutgarethMember
Where do i start!
Type 1 Diabetic from birthPosted 4 years ago
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!!esselgruntfuttockMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
Good on Leffeboy & Dibbs!oldfartSubscriber
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 btwPosted 4 years agonoteethMember
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. 8)
Edit: all the best to those on here who are dealing with real problems. Good luck to ya.Posted 4 years agodaftvaderMember
2 displaced vertebrae in my neck from an old rugby injuryPosted 4 years ago
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 everyonesargeyMember
Smashed tib and fib many years ago which left me with one leg shorter than the other.Posted 4 years ago
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 😆nowmefeelinitMember
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.Posted 4 years agobwfc4eva868Member
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 27Posted 4 years agolarrythelatheMember
leffeboy good luck with that, hope you get back on soon as.
I have had a good time compared to some, i have viral arthritis i inject drugs to attempto keep it at bay failing that i take enough drugs to keep our local GP on their toes
yesterday i had a injection into my achilles and another into my toe box.
oh and i broke my arm a while ago thanks to a tree jumping into my spokes.
The doctors have stop telling me to take it easy these days 😉Posted 4 years agoagent007Member
Just about getting over my recent bout of injuries. AC seperated left shoulder now 100%. Frozen right shoulder almost better after 2 years of trouble. Sciatica much better than it was thank goodness and injured right knee feels much better than it did this time last year. Maybe there is hope? Mid thirties and counting 🙂Posted 4 years agojezanduMember
I get a few niggles in the cold and damp in my elbows but considering the damage I did to them from going over a jump and landing on my hands I shouldn’t complain. In summary I dislocated and broke both elbows cleanly snapping off the radial heads off the bones, and tearing on all the ligaments. I’m told I’m lucky still to have use of my arms, and that I would never straighten them or have much roation in them again.
My elbows nearly fully healed, are straight and have near full rotation. I still ride on….I just don’t jump anymore.Posted 4 years ago1981mikedMember
I have a list of ongoing aches and pains..
Right shoulder keeps dislocating.. Surgery required
Left shoulder aches from compensating for right shoulder
Both knees fecked.. Click, grind, lock and ache every day
Lower back pretty much seizes up in the cold due to 3 operations and mega scar tissue.. Makes winter riding near impossible
Right wrist is weak due to getting tomahawked while playing ice hockey.
Numbness in both hands and forearms when cycling.. Tried new grips, gloves and changing riding position..
Chronic sinusitis which restricts oxygen intake through the nose, feels like I’m suffocation on a ride if its a bad day.
Think that’s it for now. Only 31 aswell!
Never broken a bone yet tho.. Touch wood.Posted 4 years agocrosslandMember
Well now where to start…Posted 4 years ago
Three cartlidge ops
They are the main running injuries.
A partly dislocated shoulder, from doing dips at circuit training.
Trapped nerve in L4 vertebrae, no reflex in right leg for 6 weeks or so, took about 8 months to be properly right, its only when you cant sit down that you take it for granted that you can.
No real cycling injuries to speak of, played squash for years and only ever pulled one muscle, perhaps this is telling me something….
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