That injury is a total drag! So sorry that happened. I know too many gals who have torn their ACL (apparently it's more catastrophic for women than men). The good news is, the skiers are all back skiing, and doing it well. Just make sure you take care of it and don't overexert. When I see people with crutches or casts, I know what a drag it is, and it seems like it will never end. But, it WILL get better... you just have to take your time.
current weight: 173.8
Fitness Minutes: (40,172) Posts: 1,127 2/7/12 6:26 P
Thank you all for your well wishes. I need to get home first to see my own doctors to determine when I will have surgery and what the next steps are. The irony is I'm in best shape I've been in since my 20's and at my peak ski performance until this happened. I hope this won't set me back more than few weeks.
current weight: 175.2
Fitness Minutes: (4,582) Posts: 20 2/7/12 2:40 P
Sorry to hear about you injury. I happen to be a physical therapist. Do you know when you will have surgery? Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, until you have surgery I would recommend basic range of motion exercises for the knee, you could still do upper body resistance training, core/abdominal exercises & ride stationary bike if it does not hurt. Be careful walking on snow/ice, you don't want to injure anything else. You will be on crutches after surgery so some practice would be good before surgery especially if you have stairs. My husband broke his ankle & ruptured a ligament back in January & is non-weight bearing for total of 6 weeks. He did not even get 1 day of skiing in this season & already paid for a season pass which they will not refund. I understand the frustration of sitting on the sideline!
What kinds of injuries have you all had and what did you do? Thought I post this topic since no one else has before. Day 2 of my 1 week ski trip in Park City I was coming around a turn and making a quick stop in a direction my left ski didn't want to go in. Suddenly my leg was twisted, I heard and felt a little pop, excruciating pain for about 30 seconds and that was that. Ski patrol took me down to the clinic and the Doc says I've torn my ACL. I never thought I would be one of those people. I'm always careful was on an easy trail and made a simple turn I've done thousands of times. But now I'm sitting in the hotel trying to keep busy and looking up what other exercises I can do so as not to loose my motivation with weight loss, muscle mass and fitness while I recoup. Looks like I will need surgery and several months of recovery time.
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