Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2007-12-04, 05:38 PM   #1
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
Riding with a PCL knee injury

Last month I took an unfortunate fall and tore the PCL, posterior cruciate ligament, in my knee. The doctor says that when I regain confidence in my knee, through physical therapy, I should be able to ride the unicycle again. This might be a month to three.

Has anyone else, in the community, experienced a PCL injury, and returned to unicycling?

Thanks,
OldDrone
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-04, 05:41 PM   #2
PKHodgie
James H
 
PKHodgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chorley, England
Age: 26
Posts: 366
i havn't but, i tore a couple of ligaments in my foot and after about a month and a half i was able to ride again no problems. Good luck with recovery, get riding again soon.
PKHodgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-04, 06:28 PM   #3
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
For those of you who may be interested, a PCL injury can occur when the shin bone is driven backwards. Typically the knee will be bent or hyper extended when the shin receives this blow. A typical cause is a car accident where your shins hit the dash board.

In my case I fell off the unicycle, while hopping, and landed, full weight on my shin with my knee bent.

I am pretty sure that if I had had some knee padding on this would not have been as serve.
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-04, 06:47 PM   #4
ridingwithscissors
sizzers
 
ridingwithscissors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 505
well, fancy that! I tore my PCL the day after getting my Nimbus trials. It healed after two months, but it was very annoying during those two months, being on crutches etc. after those two months I was fine, and I could uni again.

Now, strangely, I suspect I have done it again. I fell off my uni and hit my knee. it only hurt for a minute or so, then I continued riding. but now, a couple of days later, I cannot walk. luckily it's not the same leg, but I'm still very annoyed.

edit: we can be PCL buddies!
__________________
I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
-William Shakespeare
Quote:
Originally Posted by habbywall
ridingwithscissors is officially dumb.
Quote:
Originally Posted by uni57
Now you can carry scissors any time. I mean, ANY TIME.

Last edited by ridingwithscissors; 2007-12-04 at 06:48 PM.
ridingwithscissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 12:39 AM   #5
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridingwithscissors
well, fancy that! I tore my PCL the day after getting my Nimbus trials. It healed after two months, but it was very annoying during those two months, being on crutches etc. after those two months I was fine, and I could uni again.

Now, strangely, I suspect I have done it again. I fell off my uni and hit my knee. it only hurt for a minute or so, then I continued riding. but now, a couple of days later, I cannot walk. luckily it's not the same leg, but I'm still very annoyed.

edit: we can be PCL buddies!
Were you wearing any shin guards when these events happened?
My Orthopedic doctor said that I probably would not need to have surgery to mantain my normal activities. I am hoping that turns out to be the case.

When I fell the impact hurt like hell, but after that I was able to ride. Figuring I should knock off for the evening I went inside after proving to myself that I still had "it". 20 minutes later, when I was going down some stairs I turned on the bad leg, heard a pop, and was sent to the floor in pain.

After three weeks of stretching, icing, hundreds of Ibprofan, and tens pain pills, I am walking normally and starting to test running.
I haven't tried the unicycle yet, I don't want to try landing until I feel more confident on this less than perfect knee.

I am getting impatient and fat.

Let me know how your knee heals. I am defenately courious.
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 03:33 AM   #6
ridingwithscissors
sizzers
 
ridingwithscissors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 505
the first time I wasn't, second time I was but it's not nearly as bad. I can walk, but with a bit of a limp.
__________________
I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
-William Shakespeare
Quote:
Originally Posted by habbywall
ridingwithscissors is officially dumb.
Quote:
Originally Posted by uni57
Now you can carry scissors any time. I mean, ANY TIME.
ridingwithscissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 05:21 AM   #7
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
Got any suggestions for knee/shin guards or pads? I really don't want to do this again.

I am learning free style tricks. I was practicing for the level 3 exam, hopping I think. That is all that I want to learn at this point. Maybe get to a level 5 someday.
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 06:21 AM   #8
CoreTechs
Photographist
 
CoreTechs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldDrone
Got any suggestions for knee/shin guards or pads? I really don't want to do this again.
As far as knee and shin guards are concerned, most people on this forum seem to prefer Kris Holm Leg Armor or 661 4x4s.
CoreTechs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 06:17 PM   #9
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoreTechs
As far as knee and shin guards are concerned, most people on this forum seem to prefer Kris Holm Leg Armor or 661 4x4s.
I have noticed that. I have also noticed that most of those riders are Muni or Street riders, which seems more dangerous to me. With that in mind is there shin/knee protection that is better suited for gym floor/garage floor, free style training?
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 06:21 PM   #10
ridingwithscissors
sizzers
 
ridingwithscissors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 505
I have the KH ones, and although they stop grazing, spiking and slicing, they do little to soften impact.
__________________
I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
-William Shakespeare
Quote:
Originally Posted by habbywall
ridingwithscissors is officially dumb.
Quote:
Originally Posted by uni57
Now you can carry scissors any time. I mean, ANY TIME.
ridingwithscissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-12-06, 07:46 PM   #11
OldDrone
never trust a minced oath
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Age: 56
Posts: 78
Thanks, I'll cross those of my x-mas list.

I was looking at some of the Fox-bmx gear; some of it looked more appropreatly scaled to indoor riding.
OldDrone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
injury, knee, pcl, riding


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Knee injury(not to do w/ seat height) dan de man General Unicycling Discussions 15 2006-08-23 06:35 AM
Most Likely Injury sparrowhawk Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 46 2006-06-08 10:43 PM
Lower leg/knee injury frequency and type podzol General Unicycling Discussions 18 2005-12-30 05:29 AM
bung knee from riding 170s pete66 General Unicycling Discussions 6 2005-10-30 05:16 AM
Victory over knee injury! S_Wallis General Unicycling Discussions 19 2004-04-20 03:53 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.55692 seconds with 10 queries