Rincewind had a nasty bike crash

#1
Broke 3 ribs, collar bone, brusied 2 bones in neck, whiplash, bikes fcuked, helmet is fcuked.

diesel spill, lost control and got thrown 15'

now i have a titanium plate in my shoulder and am still badly damaged. Safe to say riding days are over....

What i need is tips on getting fit again, what can i do to rebuild my right arm and shoulder? was training for the west highland way before the crash.

Lower body uninjured.

Obviously i cant do anything until healed up but all advice greatfuly recieved.

Rincewind
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#3
Bad luck Rincewind - sounds painful! :cry:

Best advice I can give is to see a Physio EARLY - don't wait for everything to stop working before seeking help. In the meantime - move all joints that you can as much as pain allows - and take lots of painkillers.

Good luck

LH
 
#4
Wishing you a speedy recovery rincewind, sounds quite spectacular, not to mention bloody painful. Keep your joints as mobile as possible, Ibuprofen may ease your pain.
Best wishes
 
#5
This might be a long shot Rincewind, but if a speedy recovery is your aim you might try finding a jockey and asking them.
Breaks are a hazard of the job and I have heard that they, or rather their physios, have their own methods.

Hope this helps.
 
#6
Keep focused & take LH's advice & make sure you chase your insurance co. Heal quickly x
 
#7
bossyboots said:
Ibuprofen may ease your pain.
Best wishes
Cant take ibuprofen or any other none steroidal antiinflamitaries..... got reflux osophagitus and hiatus hernia. :)

the pain i can take, the sleepless nights too. getting 2-3 hours a night, just very keen to get full use back, except the numbness where nerves have been severed. what i need is some good tips for excecises...

EG. IYHO are pressups the best way to build shoulder strength for hiking or whould you reccomend buterfly lifts/pull downs etc...

not been in a gym since my medical discharge so a little out of practise and i hate fizzy terrorists so would rather avoid them types.

Rincewind
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
#9
Rince, removed the training wheels before you were ready eh ?

Take Calvados for the pain and Mexican waves for recovery trg.
 
#10
hmm..you could try repetitively lifting a light weight with your arm outstretched, from hip to just above shoulder height to keep the shoulder mobile and build up strength, increasing the weight as time goes on. Also rotate the arm whilst straight while grasping a lightweight
 
#11
blessed baby cakes said:
How did the bike take it? Hope the roads not broken! Oh and sorry to here you got broken.... :)

Beebs x
Bike is fcuked. not sure if written off but in the hands of the insurance co now. apparently as it was diesel there is a body called MIB (Motorist Insurance Bureau) whom i can claim personal injuries off. if it had been ice then it would have been tough titties....

Got fully comp insurance and dont intent to get back in the saddle - this is crash number 4 in 15 years and i didnt walk away from this one so i think i have pushed my luck for the final time.

Helmet well and truly fcuked. landed vertical, feet in the air on my face and shoulder then feet crashed down so i was flat on my back in oncoming traffic - i started laughing....was awake for the whole thing... then the pain hit me in mass waves...lost my breath.

Stood up but some knobber put me down and said not to move.... eventually got him off me and i went to the bike. cut the power and asked them to pick it up out the way of cars... put it in neutral then the ambulance turned up...

was adament that they couldnt strap me down until i got my bike jacket off as i had visions of them cutting it off me at the hospital.

good job i was wearing the body armour and boots or i would be brown bread now

RIncewind
 
#12
bossyboots said:
hmm..you could try repetitively lifting a light weight with your arm outstretched, from hip to just above shoulder height to keep the shoulder mobile and build up strength, increasing the weight as time goes on. Also rotate the arm whilst straight while grasping a lightweight
Thanks, would a "pint" be considered a light weight? start with lager, building up to heavier brews like Guinness later?

Rincewind
 
#13
Cutaway said:
Rince, removed the training wheels before you were ready eh ?

Take Calvados for the pain and Mexican waves for recovery trg.
Sweet as ever....

they told me if i didnt have the opperation then i would never be able to fire a rifle again.

didnt seem like i had a choice :)

Rincewind
 
#14
Lol, no, but only because you risk spilling it, and we dont want that do we? try something like a can of beans or if you have some weights, the lightest weight, stepping up to heavier as time goes on
 
#15
Rincey if you are still badly damaged you need to get the full range of motion and mobility back in your shoulder (or as much as you are going to get!) before you start doing weights of any kind! Then when you start weights you need to build up exceptionally slowly, starting firstly with using no weights and just tensing your own muscles (similar to doing Kata's in martial arts), then start adding weight work in.

Fizzy terrorists, sport therapists and Oestopaths are a MUST, at least once! Even if they only point you in the right direction, you need the expert opinion to ensure you are rehabilitating everything correctly.

Sorry to be all school ma'am-ish there but it's for your own good!

Oh and now is the time to take after yourself internally, good food and maybe some supplements could help the body's repair work no end!
 
#17
Rincewind said:
Broke 3 ribs, collar bone, brusied 2 bones in neck, whiplash, bikes fcuked, helmet is fcuked.

diesel spill, lost control and got thrown 15'

now i have a titanium plate in my shoulder and am still badly damaged. Safe to say riding days are over....

What i need is tips on getting fit again, what can i do to rebuild my right arm and shoulder? was training for the west highland way before the crash.

Lower body uninjured.

Obviously i cant do anything until healed up but all advice greatfuly recieved.

Rincewind
X
Ouch. Sympathy, matey, there's nothing as evil as diesel.

What sort of movement have you got now and how much are you promised?
 
#18
Hi Rince, just heard mate, got Abacus to point me in the direction of the thread. Mine wasn't quite as bad as yours, but bike is pretty much the same.

I was going past traffic and a guy in a 306 had the bright idea of doing a u-turn to get out of the traffic. I saw his indicator come on, then he started turning and before I could do anything I went straight into his door. I landed on my shoulder and slid down the road. The bike is worse than i though it was going to be because it mounted the pavement and ripped off most of the thing on the left-hand side - (indicator is gone, entire footpeg/gear level assembly is gone, crash bung is bent 90 degrees). I had to order someone to take my helmet off because it was restricting my breathing and lucky the paramedic took my jacket off, rather than cut it.

Got my arm in a sling because my left shoulder is basically dead at the moment. I can move it from the elbow down, but I can't move it away from my body. The combination of Co-Codamol and Voltarol are sorting me out for getting rid of the pain/making me buzz :D

Get well soon mate.
 
#20
abacus said:
Rincey - can I keep those rat packs now or do you need additional admin support for the WHW? Happy to help as always mate.
Still need em mate, god willing were setting off as planned. looks like recovery time has been slashed thanks to the miricle of Titanium.

Rincewind
 
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