TMBRA - Rider Board

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Thigh Injury

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TMBRA - Rider Board Forum Index -> Ask the Bike Doc
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jt
250+


Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 274
Location: San Antonio

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:45 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Thigh Injury Reply with quote

Howdy Doc Nolan!

I did an impressive endo that ended with my landing on my right thigh on a not so soft boulder.

X-rays show nothing broken. Have been HI-RICE'n it since it occurred, with a few doses of prescribed pain meds. Swelling was real bad, Doc was surprised nothing was broken given the amount it was swollen. This occurred Saturday. Swelling is down roughly 30%.

How long should I expect it to take for the swelling to subside?

What would you envision my back to riding routine to be? Doc did mention tissue damage relative to the amount of swelling.

Thanks for your time!

Jim

Ps. I suspect it may not be wise to ride the 64 mile Tour de Gruene this weekend?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Bike Doc
250+


Joined: 08 May 2003
Posts: 1371
Location: Corpus Christi and Warda, Texas

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:10 am GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

JT:

Give yourself at least four weeks to recover. You likely have a hematoma (blood collection) from the injury and it takes about 4 weeks for this to be broken down and resorbed. The muscles likely have a serious contusion which will also take at least 4 weeks to heal.

Look at doing some gentle exercises to help increase the blood flow and speed the healing. Swimming at an easy pace or low load spinning on a stationary bicycle are exercises that may be of benefit. Give yourself a four weeks off the bike on the road or trail and just do stationary workouts 15 minutes at a time 1-2 times a day for the next couple of weeks then increase the time spinning as tolerated. Then get back on the horse that threw you in about 4 weeks.

As far as riding the tour de Gruene, ride on the back of a motorcycle but not a bicycle.

Thanks,
_________________
Paul K. Nolan, MD
AKA: The Bike Doc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jt
250+


Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 274
Location: San Antonio

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:44 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Doc Nolan. I appreciate having you as a resource. This is certainly the best forum on the interwebs.

Good luck with the move and new practice down in Corpus. Hope you like wind, water, and road riding.

Cheers,
Jim
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TMBRA - Rider Board Forum Index -> Ask the Bike Doc All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group