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Fitness and Training => Injuries - Discussion => Topic started by: Mathew on May 31, 2006, 10:29:46 AM

Title: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mathew on May 31, 2006, 10:29:46 AM
Ok i seriously screwed up my arms trying to do a vault. Ayone know how to make your arms heal faster? ???
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Eric Kropp on May 31, 2006, 10:40:48 AM
Rest.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: PKRainbowChaser on May 31, 2006, 10:57:01 AM
ice.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on May 31, 2006, 11:03:45 AM
OK, you need to let us know what "Seriously screwed up" means. The first thing you should do is see a qualified physician. 

If you don't feel it's worth going to a doctor, then you need to describe the problem, what kind of pain and where before anyone can give ANY sensible advice.

Lastly, you need to recognize that any advice you get on this forum will most likely not be from a qualified physician, and may be worth exactly what you pay for it. ;)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: PKRainbowChaser on May 31, 2006, 11:06:43 AM
aww you ruined it m2! you were supposed to say compression  :P
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Olloth Kenson on May 31, 2006, 11:57:01 AM
Generally if they're 'screwed up' you just need a screwdriver, possibly a cordless drill if they are 'really screwed up'.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Reese LeBlanc on May 31, 2006, 11:59:45 AM
M2 doesn't have to play along...didn't you see the video of the watermelon?

I'll fill in for him...

COMPRESSION  :)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2006, 12:00:10 PM
yeah I hurt my "friggin arms" doing parkour once too, multiple fractures in both elbows and a wrist, I just drank alot of milk (well, after getting a cast duh) because my possibly flawed reasoning was that if calcium helps build bones, then by drinking as much of it as I could get my hands on, my bones would grapht (i think thats the word) together faster, dunno if it worked but I was ok within 2 weeks i think.  But thats nothing, why when i was in the Nam I was stranded on top of a rambleramble ramble, blah blah blah ect.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Altimot on May 31, 2006, 12:43:24 PM
Ill finish the RICE thing.

ELEVATE ;)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on May 31, 2006, 12:48:25 PM
Great advice guys, what if there is no internal damage, he just scraped them pretty badly, is RICE the right advice?
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Steez on May 31, 2006, 01:09:06 PM
Great advice guys, what if there is no internal damage, he just scraped them pretty badly, is RICE the right advice?


could be in some cases, which is why we need more info before proper advice can be given.  (as proper as an internet forum can supply)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on May 31, 2006, 01:25:21 PM
"Could Be" ... exactly my point ... people are quick to give advice without even fully knowing the problem, I know that it's just the good helpful nature of people around here, but especialy when it comes to someone's body, spitting out what you've heard before doesn't make it good advice, especially when you don't fully know the situation. I would hate for someone here to get information that could be potentially harmful. Of course we (mods) can't read every post on the forum, but if I see one with potentially bad info, I'm going to point it out.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: PKRainbowChaser on May 31, 2006, 01:36:59 PM
*burrys head in shame*
im not a doctor and i dont even play one on tv so dont listen to me...listen to m2. he knows what hes talking about. get it looked at by a professional to see what you should do about it.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2006, 01:48:47 PM
well, if he did rip some skin off of them, my opinion is wash it with soap, then use iodine, then wrap it in that medical cotton stuff and secure it with medical tape, and when a scab starts forming, apply aloe (it speeds healing and takes away pain), my aloe of choice is "Soirx blue norther aloe gel plus lidocaine" Im not sure where you get it, but I swear the stuff is magical and would probably cure skin cancer. Im not a doctor, dont listen to me.(<-----my disclaimer)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on May 31, 2006, 02:12:03 PM
INstead of doing the RICE method, you could just eat Rice. What harm could that do?
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on May 31, 2006, 02:31:13 PM
he could also learn to vault, but that seems to be a bit beyond the point now ;)

(Damn M2, that was mean!!)
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Steez on May 31, 2006, 02:32:19 PM
burnaga
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Olloth Kenson on June 01, 2006, 09:15:15 AM
he could also learn to vault, but that seems to be a bit beyond the point now ;)

(Damn M2, that was mean!!)


Damn that was mean! I agree with steez, "M2 Casts Burnaga for -329132 honor!"
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mathew on June 01, 2006, 11:48:37 AM
Ok what actually happened was I was going down from a gate vault but my arm got stuck in the bars and I went down and my arm stayed in the bars abd well.....you can figure out the rest.As for the point of pain, its my shoulder. :-\
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on June 01, 2006, 12:04:38 PM
Good thing everyone wanted you to elevate and ice your arms ;)

Ouch, that sounds very painful Mathew!!! Sorry to hear about this. Now, as for your shoulder, if you are actually seeking advice, my advice is that especially if it still hurts a few days later, go see a doctor. Secondly, icing it probably wouldn't hurt, nor would alternating ice and heat. Again, for any real diagnosis you'de need to be much more specific, where in your shoulder, when you move it or all the time, what movements hurt it worse, do you have limited range of motion? Is there any swelling or bruising? Shoulders are very complex things ...
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mathew on June 02, 2006, 10:20:51 AM
Yeah bruised. But my arms aren't sore anymore just stiff. It seems to be lessening and I think it'll go away soon. Thanks for all the help guys! ;D
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mark Toorock on June 02, 2006, 10:54:34 AM
Anything bruised in your shoulder is bruised from something straining to the point where it breaks. This is not good. I still advise you to go to a doctor.
PLease don't be dissilusioned into thinking anyone here has helped you in any way, they haven't. If you are injured, you are injured, no amount of internet lovin will fix that.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: psycosis12 on June 02, 2006, 03:52:57 PM
Not even Psycosis's pancakes!?
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: CyanideSoda on June 02, 2006, 05:02:56 PM
Psycosis...  :'( Why didn't you make me pancakes.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: psycosis12 on June 03, 2006, 07:50:10 AM
because psycosis's pancakes are psycosis's pancakes not cyanide soda, you crazy bullfrog!
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: CyanideSoda on June 03, 2006, 08:45:50 AM
But you could still make me some.  :-\
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mathew on June 07, 2006, 11:44:10 AM
Yeah it's healed now so thanks for the help. Just healed yesterday. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: CyanideSoda on June 07, 2006, 11:46:03 AM
 ;D Just make sure it's really healed, and dosn't just feel healed. Because something can feel healed and still be extremely susaptable (SP?) to being re-injured.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Ken PKChiro on June 12, 2006, 05:37:36 PM
good point :),  also, i would def say rehab it. 

as for doctors and muscluloskeletal problems, i can tell you what they will say.  sleep, let it heal, throw some NSAIDS and other pain killers in your body, and if its fractured, we'll cast it.

:), full range of motion buddy, get some friends to help if you can, dont move the arm yourself around, just have it relaxed and moved for you (passive range of motion), its been proven many times over to speed up healing, decrease scar tissue, and preserve muscle tone.
Title: Re: Ah! My friggen arms
Post by: Mathew on June 13, 2006, 11:42:35 AM
Ok its been two weeks and im doing stuff again. I NAILED THAT VAULT! Oh sorry heh. ;D