Harsh Leg injury......

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Labatt, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Labatt

    Labatt New Member

    I've had what I suspected to be a "pulled muscle" for about 6 months now.

    It's my hamstring Im sure. It's above my knee and below my waiste, down side of my leg.

    I cannot kick high with my left leg, without feeling severe pain!

    I've tried my best with 100's of stretches, and still no luck. Then I decided to kick high anyway, and that the pain might go away, still no luck. Im very frustrated, nothing like this in my 8 yrs has happened to me.

    Got any advice for 2nd dan that's about to go insane?
  2. Helm

    Helm New Member

    Is it inside or outside of the leg?
    I wouldnt really know what to do, i would recommend seeing a doctor...or an Oesteopath (spelling?) and getting a good leg massage...
  3. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    . Im very frustrated, nothing like this in my 8 yrs has happened to me.
    don't worry these things r meant to happen when u r practicing, tho i'll say u r lucky u didn't get them in 8 yrs?? wow... i can't go without injurie for a week, well the injury says that u need some rest n medical assistance... chill out, look for girls, dating, play videos, yea forget MA for a time being :D ;)
    in sense N`Joy
  4. Artikon

    Artikon Advertise here ask me how

    Easy, your leg's hurt so don't use it. Let it heal. Sounds like you keep aggravating it which is making it worse, and if you're trying to stretch out a pulled muscle you're just making it worse. Rest take it easy. Don't kick period. No hi, no low, nothing. If it persists after you rest it for a bit, go get some physio. They'll help you out.
  5. Labatt

    Labatt New Member

    I'll try.

    LOL, im trying my luck with the ladies right now.
  6. KarateKid1975

    KarateKid1975 New Member

    Hey Labatt, I have the same exact problem with my left leg! I've had the problem for about three weeks. I didn't train for two weeks, didn't stretch ..... nothing. It feels like a hammy pull, but the pain is in the wrong place (I think). It's more toward the side of my leg, than the back of it ...... weird.

    I trained yesterday, but I can't kick above hip level, or stretch at all with out a sharp pain. This is frustrating because I worked hard to be able to get flexible. I lost all my flexibilty with my left leg ...... ggggrrrrrrr. I can still kick with my right just fine, though ;)
  7. Melanie

    Melanie Bend the rules somewhat.. Supporter

    Simple....read this first: http://www.martialartsplanet.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=105

    Then go down the doctors.

    I have no idea how old you are but I would recommend stopping MA completely until you get it seen to and then doing exactly as the SPECIALIST that your GP has recommended you go to tells you to do. Lets face it, what's a few months off rest when you are able to let it heal properly and continue to train for the rest of your life? Do it now or you may end up having more serious problems later in life. Sorry, but I have no sympathy - even for a 2nd Dan that isn't in tune with their body. You're supposed to create a favourable impression to your students. You want them to continue to train for the rest of their lives I hope? I have to admit I am not very far in my own training but at 28 years old I don't want to hamper my chances of walking properly by the time I am 40.

    Please let us know what the specialist says. Hopefully its nothing too serious and you'll only be off for a month??

    Best of luck ;)
  8. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    I agree with Melanie 100% - you need to get this sorted by a pro and sorted correctly. Do this wrong and it could have long term effects on your martial arts - and other parts of your life.
  9. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

    In 1992 - about a week before the National Student Karate Championships (I was entered in the Kumite), I got a "twinge" in my right hip while practising a side thrust kick (yoko geri kokomi) above my head height. It wasn't too bad, and I was desperate to do well in those championships, so I trained almost twenty hours that week...

    By the weekend of the championships, my hip was in agony, and I could barely walk let alone fight (Obviously I had to pull out). In fact, I was limping for several months, had pain constantly for almost a year, and still have to be really careful of my right hip now. I'm still not able to consistently kick high on that leg (no problem on the other one).

    I firmly believe that if I'd just rested my hip for a couple of weeks, it would now be fine. Instead because I was impatient to get on with my training it's permanently affected.

    My Advice: STOP TRAINING, rest, and if you're in the slightest worried about the recovery from the injury seek medical attention asap and insist on being referred to a sports injury or joint specialist.
  10. Labatt

    Labatt New Member

    The reason I got the pull in the first place was from taking a break.

    Anyway, I am sick right now, and gonna take a brake. I hate the flu
  11. ROBERT

    ROBERT New Member

    If you got your injury while resting then you might be better off in a padded safety-bubble.:D

  12. KarateKid1975

    KarateKid1975 New Member

    Update on my leg. I did fine in class yesterday. It still hurt to kick so I didn't. I did light stretching after class (while my muscles were still warmed up), and my leg doesn't hurt today. I haven't tried to kick though. I just went to work as normal, and realized I didn't hurt when I moved the wrong way (like it would have a few days ago). Labatt, they are right. Rest does help. Drink lots of fluids also. I did, and it helped.

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