Worst fitness-related injury you've had?

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  • Karb_Kween
    Karb_Kween Posts: 2,681 Member
    Leg cramps
  • Speziface
    Speziface Posts: 1,687 Member
    The usual assortment of muscle pulls, shin splints, (mild) tendonitis, and knee pain, all brought on by Army-based physical activity.

    Oh, yeah. And a crushed testicle from a poorly-aimed (and red card-rewarded) kick by an opposing player back in 1993.

  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
    worst pain i've been in though wasn't even an injury. at least i never saw anyone about it since it began to wear off after four or five days, so i assume if i'd done something bad i would have known it.

    i wiped out on black ice and took the entire force of the fall on my right hip. it happened so fast i never even took my hands off the handlebars or strained anything else with a startle reflex, because there wasn't one. i assume all i did was jam the head of my femur in the socket and probably stress or bruise the capsule tissue, but holy tooth-sweating *kitten* did that hurt for a while. i rode home with my opposite leg because i couldn't even put that foot to the ground.

    believe any doctor who ever tells you 'the hip is a major joint'. my rheumatologist was always nagging me about it and i kept blowing her off, but she's right. it's a really really big joint.
  • viejotellez
    viejotellez Posts: 1 Member
    Does anyone know how long after having ankle surgery on both with having 5 screws Inot 1and 2 put in the other ankle it was Feb 6 2016 when my surgery took place
  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,491 Member
    5th metatarsal stress fracture (left foot).. and double sprained ankle (this was a stupid running accident).

  • Sinistrous
    Sinistrous Posts: 5,589 Member
    My left foot was damaged way back in 2008, but.. Hmm, could be.. iunno
  • Timshel_
    Timshel_ Posts: 22,843 Member
    Mild tear of Tibiocalcaneal ligament (idiot came under the net in volleyball and swept my ankle)
    Rotator cuff tear (won the volleyball tournament, but at the expense of the shoulder)
    Degenerative arthritis in knees (lots of distance running, volleyball, and recently tennis)

    Most recent was another ankle sprain in January (tennis) and then a cervical 5-6 herniation with moderate cord compression (Training), which I am STILL dealing with. Grrrr....
  • _BrewingAZ_
    _BrewingAZ_ Posts: 252 Member
    Fortunately nothing horrible. I did hurt my back once when I was going to squat, took the barbell off the rack, and as I was stepping backwards my shoe gripped the concrete and held my foot back, twisting my back with 240 lbs on it ha ha. That's sucked.
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,580 Member
    My list:

    Sports

    Boxing: Broke nose several times, split lip where I needed 6 stitches, split eyelid where I got 4 stitches.
    Gymnastics: Broke my ulna and radius. Still remember it snapping and my Dad freaking out. Lol. It was hanging there.
    Netball: Patella tendon tear and later a patella tendon rupture.
    Field hockey: Broke fibula and tibia and a couple of ribs. Girls had a tendency to fling the ball where the only way to minimise injury was to place your back or chest as a physical block.

    Fitness

    Military Assault Course - 20ft tire wall: Lost my footing at the top turn and fell butt first all the way down. Upon landing the sheer force of my drop propelled me forward and chipped my tooth.

    Free Running: Trimalleolar fracture(left).

    Worst ever? That would have to have been my field hockey [email protected] fibula and tibia. Apart from my leg turning to blubber, upon arrival at the hospital after being air lifted by our Navy to the City hospital, the Specialist on duty (did not speak English)wanted to amputate my leg without even ordering an xray. I had not cried till that moment. Gawd! Third world issues. Suffice it to say, I name dropped, pulled rank (never ever had I used my father's name) to receive the treatment my leg needed.
  • melmelw03
    melmelw03 Posts: 5,338 Member
    My list:

    Sports

    Boxing: Broke nose several times, split lip where I needed 6 stitches, split eyelid where I got 4 stitches.
    Gymnastics: Broke my ulna and radius. Still remember it snapping and my Dad freaking out. Lol. It was hanging there.
    Netball: Patella tendon tear and later a patella tendon rupture.
    Field hockey: Broke fibula and tibia and a couple of ribs. Girls had a tendency to fling the ball where the only way to minimise injury was to place your back or chest as a physical block.

    Fitness

    Military Assault Course - 20ft tire wall: Lost my footing at the top turn and fell butt first all the way down. Upon landing the sheer force of my drop propelled me forward and chipped my tooth.

    Free Running: Trimalleolar fracture(left).

    Worst ever? That would have to have been my field hockey [email protected] fibula and tibia. Apart from my leg turning to blubber, upon arrival at the hospital after being air lifted by our Navy to the City hospital, the Specialist on duty (did not speak English)wanted to amputate my leg without even ordering an xray. I had not cried till that moment. Gawd! Third world issues. Suffice it to say, I name dropped, pulled rank (never ever had I used my father's name) to receive the treatment my leg needed.

    You win.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,321 Member
    3rd degree strained hamstring at 40 years old and then straining again at 48 both times playing football.


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  • Braddlzz
    Braddlzz Posts: 76 Member
    My worst was from playing rugby league

    I was tackled around a goal post, my legs were taken one way and my body the other

    My knees snapped upwards (folded the wrong way)

    One knee all but completely destroyed, plate, pins and a rod holding it together now

    The other fractured really badly and required a heap of screws and a plate


    Needless to say, I cried like a *kitten*

    Couldn't walk unassisted for over a year, got really fat and lazy

    Upside. Can now run and even leg press/squat
  • Locked_On_Target
    Locked_On_Target Posts: 127 Member
    Dislocated ankle with ruptured ligaments, all from stepping om a hockey stick during a game.
  • dutchandkiwi
    dutchandkiwi Posts: 1,389 Member
    Twisted my knee when skiing to avoid a massive collision. Ended up at high speed in a heap of snow. My knee just could not cope the change from high speed to none, while turning.
    Took ages for it to get to a point where I could dance again (at the time I did a lot of ballroom dancing) and still 25 years later it is the first area in my body that says - too much.
  • marikaCL
    marikaCL Posts: 275 Member
    My current one. Broken ankle from a Tough Mudder
  • angelxsss
    angelxsss Posts: 2,402 Member
    Ripping off half my toenail
  • JustMissTracy
    JustMissTracy Posts: 6,339 Member
    Tore the cartilage between my abs, which left me unable to move just about anything above my waist for almost a year. That's also the year I gained almost 80 lbs :s
  • synchkat
    synchkat Posts: 37,369 Member
    Tore the cartilage between my abs, which left me unable to move just about anything above my waist for almost a year. That's also the year I gained almost 80 lbs :s

    omg that hurts like a *kitten*. I suspect I must have done something similar since my ribs have been sore for about 6 months and I keep aggravating them stupid me
  • mrsmammahunter
    mrsmammahunter Posts: 221 Member
    When i was in boot camp I was supposed to run and leap onto a brick wall with hands at the top and pull myself over... haha NOPE i panicked at the last moment and just straight hit the wall I ended up having to get knee surgery 6 months later because I was having extreme knee pain.
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,354 Member
    I once pushed my car too hard and got into the the wall on turn three of the Indy 500.

    It banged up my knee pretty good.