No hijack at all, examining the possible long term, even subtle impacts of the sport we love is spot on. I've been going through something similar a couple of pinches nerves one associated with a trigger point in my trap and the other related to a herniated disk between C6 and C7. I've had referral pain, tingling and numbness down my left arm and into some of the fingers for a couple of months. The injury was a product of two things, I think, one was being dragged a 100 ft. through the dunes recently and the other was a decade of kiting related impacts including a couple serious ones, hitting houses, etc.. I believe this stuff can be cumulative. In my case, with PT, acupuncture, cervical traction, icing, padding the impacted area when pressured (sitting or lying down) and a rehab activity, the symptoms are almost gone. Yeeha! Rehab activities will vary but in my case swimming free style for a nerve impingement years back and today strangely enough riding a bike have caused symptoms to ease. Back to core strengthening and other conditioning soon. At the same time, not sure about cracking the whip with my spine in wipeouts from 30 ft. anytime soon at this point. Loss of function is a scary prospect but perhaps not as likely as it seems sometimes.garyb wrote:I've been wanting to ask a question on this forum, but didn't want to sound like a whinger or start an agony column.
I always thought windsurfing was more work! That was a rough break with your lofting rescue though. I've met a lot of people from all ages with some serious rib trauma from spreader bars. Some rib cages have permanently altered shape through repeated fractures too. I've heard from quite a few people how changing to strapless surfboards has eased some leg (ankle or knee issues).moblvet wrote:Hi Ricki.
Started 1998 Wipika 2 line and F1 directional. Average 150+ days a year here in the SF Bay area.
My ACL's torn from windsurfing, without surgical intervention, are doing quite well with kiting.
After recovering from a loft and while holding kite sitting on beach counting my blessings another kiter "saved" me by jumping on my shoulder with his knee and dislocating it, resulting in a torn rotater cuff and luxation of shoulder, still not healed well.
Have had two different rib fractures from crashing into bar.
Gained 15 lbs, kiting doesn't give the workout windsurfing use to, or maybe it's the age thing, just turned 62.
Windsurfing did more damage to me than kiting for same time period.
I would have it checked out. You're plenty active. Hopefully after diagnosis, treatment (could just be chiropractic or PT) and rehab you might be able to get the joy out of kiting without paying an unreasonable price in pain or discomfort. From the sounds of it, it seems like time and repetition may not be the best fix.PKPC08 wrote:ive been wakeboarding since i was 7 started competing 2 years later until i was 15 and i still wakeboard 5 years on. in 2003 i started kiting peoperly and have had more hours on the water than most people will ever have..........
both knees suffer pain that arises randomly, and after a session hurt considerably
i walk hunched a little, perminatly .beacuse my back hurts from impacts
one of my collar bones sticks up funny after one mjour crash but never went to hospital
if i told you more i think people would be able to tell who i was in town hahah.......and id' never tell someone what my ID was on here!
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