Share Your Sports Injury Story

One of the most comforting things that people need when dealing with a sports injury is perspective. To see their injury in a familiar light. I try to give my patients this everyday, by letting them know that I have experience dealing with their injury, and that the outcomes are successful.

Sometimes listening to the 'expert' doesn't quite cut it. Wouldn't it have been nice when you suffered your sports injury to have had someone with the same injury tell you all about their own experiences? Maybe it would have eased your mind...and answered your questions...Maybe even given you a light at the end of the tunnel.


Other Sports Injury Stories

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Erica's tib fib fracture recovery 
Nov. 22, 2009 I fell and broke tib and fib and dislocated ankle joint. Surgery next day & now have metal plate and 7 screws in the tib. Wore boot-cast …

Beth's ORIF post surgery one week 
Hi all, have been freaking out wondering how I should be going...I am 35 years old never been sick or been in hospital for anything my whole life and suddenly …

Marcus Phelps 
Hey guys,i tore my ACL when i was 13 (still am until April). It was the first day of hitting in football and we were doing a catch and tackle drill. When …

Broken Talus 
My husband was pressure washing our house. I was on a ladder, waist high at the roof line. I had just handed him some pressure-washing solution when he …

39 year old ready for ACL surgery 
ACL surgery scheduled for Feb. 16th. Long story short, while playing football on Nov. 1st. 2009 with 28 seconds remaining before the half, I was running …

Ryan's ACL Tear 
I'm 24 and also fairly active. I play on a flag football team (for fun) at the university I go to. Well, as we were warming up before the game, I had a …

Richard's upcoming surgery....or not? 
I am a 44 yr old male, who has played both outdoor and indoor soccer for most of my life. More recently, I had surgery to repair/reconstruct a ruptured …

2nd surgery  
On 3/2 I tore my ACL and Lat Meniscus. On 4/14 I had the surgery to repair the damage. In June during pool therapy I felt the infamous "POP". I brought …

Allison's ACL Update (20 weeks later)... Please help! 
I'll try to keep it short. I injured my right knee on March 28th, 2009. I had surgery on April 14th to reconstruct my ACL (with my pateller tendon) and …

Fractured Fibula/ Compound Ankle dislocation (WARNING- Graphic Fracture Image) 
On May 31, 2009, I was playing a baseball game on my summer team here in sunny Florida. On this day, I was playing 3rd base. Next thing I know, I find …

Dominique's ACL Surgery 
Hello. I am 40 years young :>) and recently May 23rd) tore my ACL in a martial arts kicking excercise. During the middle of it, I felt something against …

David's fractured ankle 
I am 54 years old. I broke my distal fibula and tibia while cleaning my pool May 24th. What makes this difficult to accept is that I have been so active …

Scott - Quad Strain Playing Soccer 
I'm a 40 year old male and in what I consider to be in excellent physical shape. I have been playing ice hockey consistently for nearly 7 years now without …

Claudia's Bilaterally Fractured L5 Vertabrae 
I'm a fifteen year old soccer & track girl & I've been experiencing and dealing with back pain for over half my life. I made my first complaint …

Running pain free again 
I had to stop running because of severe pain in my right knee due to patellofemoral syndrome (runner's knee) and because of a chance meeting at a business …

flight attendant 
I am not an athlete but I do spend long hours on my feet. I broke my fibula and cracked the inner ankle on my left leg on Apr 4 2009. My doctor wanted …

kayla's knee 
i dislocated my knee 6 years ago (in 7th grade) playing basketball went to the ER that night and all they did was put me in a immobilzer and sent the xray …

Question - What About The Knee? 
About a year ago I was jogging went off a 6 inch curb like any other time. When I hit the ground a sharp pain went up from about my right mid shin all …

open reduction internal fixation right ankle 
I work for parks and recreation / we offer tours IE: kayaking, canoeing, biking, backpacking, camping, ect. so needless to say I am into a lot of outdoor …

4 Surgeries, 3 ACL Reconstructions Later 
I was 17, my Junior year in high school playing soccer when I was hit from the side and my knee buckled and popped. I went to the doctor and was told I …

Months of wondering....what's wrong? 
In August, I got my right foot caught in a tow rope on a boat. Unfortunately, the rope yanked my leg and left me in quite some pain. My right knee and …

Doug Smith Shattered Neck  
Hockey The Most Dangerous Game in the World. From 2nd in the world at 18 to paralysis and back again. The awesome crack of a lightning bolt directly …

what's next? 
I took a fall last Oct. 2007. __________________________________________ Here is Sharon's original post and comments *Bart @ SII* ____________________________ …

Severe compound fracture of the ankle 
Feb 2008 - fell off whilst bouldering (rock climbing ropeless), fibula was protruding out of my skin, complete dislocation of the ankle joint, fragment …

David's right knee adventure 
All my life I have been a very athletic person. I played basketball and golf all throughout high school and wanted to play a little in college as well. …

Ash's ACL injury 
Hello guys, I tore my ACL playing b'ball in July. I went up for a layup and my buddy tried to block me. His entire weight was on me which got me off …

ACL pull, is that real?  
August 2007, i was playing in a soccer game, top of my game, in the zone, almost a few goals, are team was doing fabulous, i was running down the field …

Mountain Biking (activity after a clavicle fracture) 
Broke my clavicle mountain biking. I am a tri-athlete and a rock climber, so staying inactive was impossible for me. Hopefully I heal properly. I feel …

Ashley's broken arm 
When I was two I fell off a tree house and my baby sitter saw it happening and ran over to me but she did not get there in time. I landed on my left …

EJ about to give up soccer for life 
I'm 35. In 2006 something popped up in my right hip when I kicked a soccer ball with all my might. Unbearable pain and no insurance led me to use rest …

Hilary's Knee Pain 
I started to get knee pain while at a soccer camp. The night before I had fallen and landed on my knee so I didn't say anything for a while to my parents …

Sara's Story  
I completely tore my ACL. I tore my LCL and biceps tendon. I also have damage to my peroneal nerve; all in one injury. I was playing soccer. I don't …

Karen's Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation 
Well, first of all, I'm not an athlete. Yep, even non-athletes can and do get rotator cuff tears. Mine was a partial, near-full thickness tear of the …

Nicole's Patella Femoral Syndrome 
I'm 35 I have an 8 year old and a 3 year old. I've always loved running as a form of regular exercise. I have never been good at making sure I stretch …

Kristyn's ACL Story 
I remember the night clearly. It must have been the worst night of my life. It was 5 days before my 15th birthday in January and I was playing in a basketball …

Question on swelling & pain 9 weeks post op from ACL & Lat Meniscus 
I was wondering if anyone could help me with this - I had the ACL reconstruction using the Allograft & also lateral meniscus repair (with stitches). The …


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