MSW hospital ward

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what bits of you body are injured at this moment?

head
13
4%
eye
6
2%
ear
10
3%
nose
6
2%
neck
28
10%
shoulder
37
13%
chest
11
4%
arm
12
4%
elbow
12
4%
wrist
20
7%
hand
12
4%
stomach
7
2%
groin
5
2%
thigh
3
1%
knee
33
11%
calf
12
4%
anke
19
7%
foot
20
7%
internal
6
2%
stomach bug
17
6%
 
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby monkeystyle » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:27 am

rowing machine cured my superspenitis tendonitis (excuse spelling) and other rotator cuff issues cause by a skate board stack 20 years ago. Not sure why but seems to stretch and free up my whole should and brought me back to symetrical as well as making me surf-fit while I lived in dear ol london town away from the beach.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby wjp1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:20 am

monkeystyle wrote:rowing machine cured my superspenitis tendonitis (excuse spelling) and other rotator cuff issues cause by a skate board stack 20 years ago. Not sure why but seems to stretch and free up my whole should and brought me back to symetrical as well as making me surf-fit while I lived in dear ol london town away from the beach.


thanks for the tip! finally got the referal for a MRI next week, so I will know more then. I think its a tear, but I hoping not..
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby monkeystyle » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:54 am

hate being out of the water - I had really bad problems for years and had a lot of surfs where I would only use my right arm when I needed to catch a wave... low tide to walk out the back... anything so I didn't have to paddle! I crushed my rotator cuff and broke my collar bone and had three months with my arm strapped up.

Cortizone injections didn't work. Physio didn't work. Anti-inflamatories didn't work but the side effects still happened - pain in stomach.

Rowing on a concept 2 rowing machine literally cured it and kept me fit.

So are you out of the water then? I haven't noticed any less people out at North Steyne in the last week??
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby wjp1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:20 am

monkeystyle wrote:hate being out of the water - I had really bad problems for years and had a lot of surfs where I would only use my right arm when I needed to catch a wave... low tide to walk out the back... anything so I didn't have to paddle! I crushed my rotator cuff and broke my collar bone and had three months with my arm strapped up.

Cortizone injections didn't work. Physio didn't work. Anti-inflamatories didn't work but the side effects still happened - pain in stomach.

Rowing on a concept 2 rowing machine literally cured it and kept me fit.

So are you out of the water then? I haven't noticed any less people out at North Steyne in the last week??


Yeah I'm out now for that last 2 weeks, as it was just getting worse and worse, so I need to try something else. Seems like forever - god knows how I'm going to keep sane in the next coming months. I'll defo give the rowing machine a go (hate gyms though) once/if it settle down. Did you just go ahead with the pain or did you wait until the pain had stopped before you started training?

Always plenty of people at N Steyne - seems to be a few more waves the last few days. You about here?
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Waveslider » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:39 pm

I broke a nail once tip-toeing around in the shallows
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby MulletMug » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:18 am

I had a physical exam at the doctor for the first time in years(new doctor), and i was absolutely dreading it... She told me i HAD TO QUIT MASTURBATING! I was like, "why doc???"... She said, "im trying to examine you!!!"... The blueballs i had for the next 2 hours was far worse than any surfing injury.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby danny1 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:46 pm

just had a nasty scare out in the canaries. was 3 days into the holiday and had not really had anything great- plenty of swell but shit winds.

Then the wind dropped and still plenty of swell about...but so crowded.

Headed over to spewpits where id been told it isnt so crowded- pulled up. No one in. head high sets.

Paddled out knowing it was uber shallow so sat wide and watched a few sets roll through. Event was lookingunder the water to see where the outcrops were etc.

had it for about an hour by myself- getting plenty of nice waves but not getting right over the slab wher it was going nuts. getting deeper and deeper on every set that came thru...loving it...hooting myself...where is everyone>?!!

Anyway took off on a average one- the whole peak exploded and there was not much shoulder at all...so cut back into the peak and waited for it to wall up...it all walled up together to over head high...no where to go..tried to punch out the back....lip got me and just pummled me into ankle deep water onto my arse

the impact was huge

First thought was fook ive broke my back"...got rolled over the reef.getting cut up and losing fins....coudlnt stand up cos too much pain...managed to crawl off the reef shelf and into deeper water and started slow swim in.

lay down on the reef for a while...sat up...stood up...hmmmm seems ok...not too bad....dropped my board off to get fixed (nose was snapped off) ...went back to apartment...

kinda thinking shit thats my surfing over for this hols....

got home yesterday and went to hospital . Muscles are torn in lower back- no skeletal damage. just gotta do strecth routine every 15 mins so i hope no lasting damage. still hurts like hell.

lessons learned- do not get over confident , if going down with the lip in sitting position- try to land standing up to cushion some of the blow. or surf with a cushion.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Werwulf1919 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:04 pm

Ouch Danny...you were lucky there...a mate of mine broke 3 vertebrae on his spine at Staithes the other week...he is in a lot of pain but thankfully no lasting damage.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby danny1 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:41 pm

yep heard that del drove himself to hospital as well....what was the story?
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby rodent » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:41 pm

Hope thats not the end of your holiday
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Werwulf1919 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:07 pm

danny1 wrote:yep heard that del drove himself to hospital as well....what was the story?


Hit the reef with some force and broke his back. Luckily some Surfer from Tynemouth was there and pulled him out of the water. He managed to get his wettie off and drove himself to Scarborough Hospital where they diagnosed him with the broken vertebrae. He has a corset type thing on but will make a full recovery.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Black » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:26 pm

How's your back getting on Danny - don't kill yourself for a wave, I'm pretty sure its not worth it!
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby danny1 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:52 am

back is almost back to normal...been doing specific stretching as prescribed...however as i have stopped taking pain kilers i have now realised i broke my finger as well!!!
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Leedsol » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:12 am

Been out two and half weeks now with a head injury. Just casually kicked out from a wave during a wave dense session and the surfboard came back and twatted me really hard to the temple. Really richocheted along my jaw such that I thought I'd broke it but ok though one side of my head really swelled up. Doc said it was fine (though he did recommend a circumcision for another issue lol and ouch, that'll be 4 weeks out) but still giving me jip though 50 hour work week over the last week hasn't helped.

Would have had a few sessions at Walney Island over Xmas otherwise - onshores whipped up some nice onshore walls there, kiters were having fun. Was getting a few times a week before then so was a bit of a full stop but always worth being careful about these things when you read about Natasha Richardson and the like. Getting in on Friday come what may. My wife's cousin died the other day in her 40s, fit as a fiddle until the other year when she started having dead, dragging legs. Turned out it was motor neurone disease and she eventually lost all mobility and could only blink in the end - one of life's shit lottery results, desperately sad.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby wjp1 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:06 am

Well I;ve been out of the water for 3 months resting and doing physio on my shoulder. Went in today for 45 mins and the f*cking shoulder is hurting as much as it did 3 months ago. :-( :-( :-( :-(

I honestly don't think its ever going to get better. Looks like I am being forced to give up surfing . :-( :-(
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Jasedrummer » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:50 am

Hey WJP.....really feel for you.....
I'm 40 and went surfing back in Nov (last time I went for various reasons and really frustrated right now!) with a 19 year old.....he would have stayed in all day if he could have...he certainly made me feel my age for the first time and I'm pretty fit....
I know you might not want to hear this and I don't know what board you are using, but maybe a longboard might help by making the paddling a little easier?
as for myself I am very aware of my age limits now....I am hoping to buy a short board soon...I know I'll never be much good on it - I just want to experience it before I'm too bloody old!
The other options I have been thinking about if my body fails me perhaps kitesurfing or something similar which can still keep me in the water....
I only started surfing a couple of years ago, I sacrified my youth playing the drums instead.....I picked up a lot of injuries on the way from that as well....however most of them where down to poor technique and bad posture. Maybe you might benefit from someone watching you and giving a bit of feedback?
Anyway I hope you get It sorted either way......best of luck...
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:37 pm

wjp1 wrote:Well I;ve been out of the water for 3 months resting and doing physio on my shoulder. Went in today for 45 mins and the f*cking shoulder is hurting as much as it did 3 months ago. :-( :-( :-( :-(

I honestly don't think its ever going to get better. Looks like I am being forced to give up surfing . :-( :-(


unlucky mate , that's shit :-(

what about Bethany Hamilton :? copy her pop-up, yer half way there
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby wjp1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:01 pm

its shit beyond f*ckin shit. I'm seriously down about it. Can't imagine not surfing. Surgery is the last option, but the time out from that is 1 to 2 years, and there's no guarantee it will work. I'll probably be dead by the time its better the way my body is going. Arrrgh. :-x
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby surfinsmiler » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:58 pm

Tried the rowing machine thang? Don't give up feller,there's a solution out there somewhere.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Chrisc161076 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:01 pm

My shoulder went bad after a motocross crash and couldn't surf or sleep on that side, tried the physio but not much luck there, l started doing some light weights and slowly increased them and now l have no problems at all, so keep trying buddy.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby EMN » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:57 pm

Would you think about getting a sponge? keep you in the water anyway..
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby wjp1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:35 pm

thanks for the encouragement - I'll keep trying for now. But when 'trying' involves months and months of rest plus physio/strengthing for f*ck all its highly do-my-head-in. Especially when the swell is hitting the beach 100 meters from my flat and its costing a small fortune.

Went to see the shoulder specialist/surgeon and had a bit of a rant yesterday as they still haven;t figured out the underlying cause - now going for another (different) cortisone injection on Friday to test another theory :? . So will see where I am in a month.

BTW those who recommend EVF swimming style for paddling - don't/be careful - as it'll really bash your bursa about and give you bursitis - had an in-depth discussion with the surgeon about it. Keep the elbow bent but and use your scapula muscles, but make sure you keep the elbow lowish below the shoulder - the higher it is the more you gonna bash your bursa/rub rotator cuff tendons.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Black » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:29 pm

Finally got to the docs (18 months late!) to have my shoulder looked at, got booked in with physio who I saw yesterday. Good news is there's no serious damage. Wear & tear plus an injury has caused impaired movement and muscle wasting (as well as the pain). Ultrasound & exercises should help recover some flexibility etc. I was really pleased it was nothing requiring an operation or simply a lost cause. Apologies to those having a worse time of it.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Philshoz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:40 am

Friday afternoon, finished a job, high tide, flat ocean, I know, go for a glide on me SUP round the bay out front.

Into my springsuit, put board onto two-wheeled chariot thingy and off we go.

Got to the end of my lane and just crossing the busy road, the board slips forward.

On the verge bent down to straighten it up and.............THWACK, the bungy comes off and hits my eye and nose, blood pouring out of a small cut and for a minute or two can't see, yikes!!

That scuppered the stand-up sesh. Back home and the eye is all bloodshot and the nose has an odd line across it.

Bugger.......... :pirate:
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Chris F » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:26 am

Not good phil, but could have been a lot worse!
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby sandygroyne » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:53 pm

Everyone seems to be endlessly falling to bits!?!

Currently head feels like it's going to fall off my spine with a nasty headache everytime I stand up, I have a feeling it's from hyper extending my back paddling with this not too great posture of mine (Too many years of counter-strike during the flat periods). Has anyone had any experience of Yoga for sorting out posture? The nearest one I can find is quite a treck away to go each week so would be glad to hear of any experiences?
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Philshoz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:09 am

sandygroyne wrote:Everyone seems to be endlessly falling to bits!?!

Currently head feels like it's going to fall off my spine with a nasty headache everytime I stand up, I have a feeling it's from hyper extending my back paddling with this not too great posture of mine (Too many years of counter-strike during the flat periods). Has anyone had any experience of Yoga for sorting out posture? The nearest one I can find is quite a treck away to go each week so would be glad to hear of any experiences?


I came across this site the other day https://www.surfbodysoul.com/index.php

Might try the first pack, yoga, pilates etc.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby Chris F » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 am

sandygroyne wrote:Has anyone had any experience of Yoga for sorting out posture? The nearest one I can find is quite a treck away to go each week so would be glad to hear of any experiences?


It's good in the long term, but in the short term it sounds like you desperately need a physio.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby sandygroyne » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:41 pm

Ay up,

Been to the doctors today and the lovely lady says acute muscular headaches from stressing neck muscles. So that makes a bit of sense and hopefully these anti-inflamatorys will do the trick....along with rest. Not often I'm thankful for flat spells!!

That DIY yoga looks pretty interesting Philshoz...Might give that a go. I did a yoga session a couple of years ago and felt super relaxed and good straight after, the next day however I was f00ked. Walking around like John Wayne, a bit of perseverence this time round might help.
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Re: MSW hospital ward

Postby insideout » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:18 am

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Think this is caused by inside of my foot rubbing on tailpad, i'm going to be wearing a boot on this foot for a while now. It did heal whilst wearing boots over winter, 2 weeks of surfing without boots and booom pissing blood everywhere again :?
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