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snowboarding with a snowboard injury question #1695734
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ok, i need some advice

on saturday i was snowboarding and f*cking strained a muscle in my calf. I'm healing, but have pain when i kind of raise my heels as if i were riding toeside.

but when i have it wrapped, then, really, it's not too bad

i haven't seen a doctor, since you know, i have you guys to help me
i've been doing the RICE thing
i've got muscle relaxers and anti-inflamatories with codiene

so here's the question: do i attempt to snowboard on Friday even if I'm still in pain, or do i wait until it's pain free until i put that kind of stress on it

if i go for it, will the muscle relaxer help me not reinjure it?

i was planning on friday saturday and sunday on the mountain. now, i don't know what to plan

luckily one of my friends is bringing more pot than i could smoke in 3 days, so, well, at least there's that

i'm turning to you all cuz, well, as a group, you all know everything about everything
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Pot, muscle relaxants and snowboarding?

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but have pain when i kind of raise my heels as if i were riding toeside.




need to adjust your ankle straps. should be tight enough so that you're heel isn't lifting in your boot. that or stop traversing agreed on the anti-inflamatories plus do some light-ish stretching, ice it, and get some sombra.

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but have pain when i kind of raise my heels as if i were riding toeside.




need to adjust your ankle straps. should be tight enough so that you're heel isn't lifting in your boot. that or stop traversing agreed on the anti-inflamatories plus do some light-ish stretching, ice it, and get some sombra.




yeah, my heels don't lift in my boot, but what i'm saying is that i'm taking the weight off my heels and putting it on my toes

i should go try strapping into the board and see what that's like

Re: snowboarding with a snowboard injury question [Re: Random Guy] #1695740
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"If it ain't broke, then go snowboarding" that's my advice to you.

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If you know what you're doing, you can ride all day and not turn toeside. It will be good practice to learn fakie too...go.

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Wear some nice flat soled shoes and lay off on those High Heels for a couple of weeks...





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I would totally stay off the slopes if I were you. It's probably going to be icy and less-than-ideal conditions next time you go, and you might risk injuring yourself further which might keep you out of the sur.....on second thought, I'd totally go for it.

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you might be ok cruising on powder or slurpie snow, but why chance it for icerink conditions?

imho calf muscles are grumpy and emo, always complaining more than the others who participated. they need some tough love.


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you might be ok cruising on powder or slurpie snow, but why chance it for icerink conditions?

imho calf muscles are grumpy and emo, always complaining more than the others who participated. they need some tough love.




only time my calves feel a strain is traversing to reach powder sections. icy? nope, sharpen your edges. pack powder? nope, ride with your weight centered. in powder? nope, quad burn. and riding with speed helps not feel as much strain or do less turns

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you might be ok cruising on powder or slurpie snow, but why chance it for icerink conditions?

imho calf muscles are grumpy and emo, always complaining more than the others who participated. they need some tough love.




only time my calves feel a strain is traversing to reach powder sections. icy? nope, sharpen your edges. pack powder? nope, ride with your weight centered. in powder? nope, quad burn. and riding with speed helps not feel as much strain or do less turns






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you might be ok cruising on powder or slurpie snow, but why chance it for icerink conditions?

imho calf muscles are grumpy and emo, always complaining more than the others who participated. they need some tough love.




only time my calves feel a strain is traversing to reach powder sections. icy? nope, sharpen your edges. pack powder? nope, ride with your weight centered. in powder? nope, quad burn. and riding with speed helps not feel as much strain or do less turns




yeah, well, normally i don't feel calf strain, but where i'm at now, i'm not even able to walk without it feeling strained

ok, so the erbb consensus is - stop being a pussy, wash down plenty of drugs with mountain dew, strap the board on good, and go ball'z out

in the vernacular of the day, do some tigerblood and start winning again

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in the vernacular of the day, do some tigerblood and start winning again




down one of these instead. no pain


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Ah yes, frontside traverses, my favorite...

Calf strains happen with those, especially if you gotta do them all day. Best advice is to just flip it around switch on the traverse so you're heelside. That way you can strain your quad muscles instead.

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