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    re: driving - which leg? Throttle, or clutch?

    I've had significant work on both my legs and tendons...I got round #1 by rigging the throttle to the choke lever (pull to speed up), and #2 by driving an automatic.

    But then, I don't recommend doing it necessarily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    You have to love karma.
    Ironic...

    Schadenfreude at its best, I do hope people are more sympathetic to you when karma pays you a visit!

    @Witch

    Hope you get better soon, muscle pain is the worst!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    #2 by driving an automatic.

    But then, I don't recommend doing it necessarily.
    With practice you can change gear without using the clutch.

    EDIT: Ooops, I'm off topic. Witch, I hope you have a speedy recovery
    Last edited by K.C.Leblanc; 7th October 2010 at 11:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    re: driving - which leg? Throttle, or clutch?

    I've had significant work on both my legs and tendons...I got round #1 by rigging the throttle to the choke lever (pull to speed up), and #2 by driving an automatic.

    But then, I don't recommend doing it necessarily.
    Choke lever, hehe

    I once had the accelerator cable snap on the A11 in a mini and I did the same thing to get me home, that was fun.

    Ben

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    I knew of a fellow prison officer who was very very into body building who managed to detach his bicep from the bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    I knew of a fellow prison officer who was very very into body building who managed to detach his bicep from the bone.
    Ive torn almost the entire muscle from my shoulder blade and spine (or there abouts) 8 months it took to even get anywhere near back to normal, and I still get issues now if I sleep/stretch/move funny and its been easily 10 years

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    What's all this about karma? I don't get it?

    As for recovery Witch, you need ice for the first 24 hours to stop the swelling, and then hit it hard with heat to start the healing process. A few of our footballers literally can't walk after Saturday & Sunday, but this process has them training again come Wednesday.

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    Oh, and as Bossman says, a massage can do wonders. Love getting a rub off the gaffa. Gets the blood flowing to the muscles thus decreasing the healing time.

    Quite often limp into the house on a Sunday just to get a massage off the OH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Oh, and as Bossman says, a massage can do wonders. Love getting a rub off the gaffa. Gets the blood flowing to the muscles thus decreasing the healing time.

    Quite often limp into the house on a Sunday just to get a massage off the OH
    It may hurt when your being rubbed but HT is right when he says it reduces the healing time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Oh, and as Bossman says, a massage can do wonders. Love getting a rub off the gaffa. Gets the blood flowing to the muscles thus decreasing the healing time.
    Hot and cold compresses do the same, but not as much fun . I injured the tendons in my back whilst in the army. About 20 years of pain later I eventually found an Osteopath and Sports Inury specialist. She said "I'll see you twice, the rest is up to you, 30 seconds hot compress 30 seconds cold/ice, Do that as long as you can, 30 mins or 3 hours" It worked well. Fresh bllod in, old blood out, fresh blood in.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Ive torn almost the entire muscle from my shoulder blade and spine (or there abouts) 8 months it took to even get anywhere near back to normal, and I still get issues now if I sleep/stretch/move funny and its been easily 10 years
    I have injurries that play up from 20 years ago, my left shoulder is giving me gip at the moment. My back is just a warzone.

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    It's the right leg and I have definitely torn the calf muscle, towards the top. It isn't as bad as last time I did it, 7 years ago, and much less bad than when I tore my thigh muscle - also in an exercise class - the nasty snapping noise was so loud that the girl next to me went green and nearly fainted as she thought I had snapped my leg!
    I am icing it for 10mins, then leaving off, then icing again. I have rung my physio and she says that you shouldn't massage a torn muscle (only a pulled one) until it has nearly healed otherwise you can cause more bleeding and damage.
    As I said, difficult to do the hot compress thing as I am here on my own - I will try and do it later when mrwITch is home to help

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    What you need are some good painkillers. There's no need to put up with the pain. Your GP should be able to sort you out over the phone and get a prescription sorted for you for your hubby to collect. I mangled my left arm last year lifting something that was too heavy and I couldn't have coped without the pain relief.

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    The hot/cold gel bandages are pretty useful instead of packs of frozen veg.

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    Ow! Ow! OWWWW!

    I feel your pain witch

    Some good advice regarding RICE and hot and cold packs... When I was signed off after the operations on my back, boredom was my worst enemy. I wasn't allowed to do anything, I couldn't sit for longer than 5 minutes and day-time telly is awful unless you've got 'flu.

    I could however kneel and ended up starting to research my family tree online whilst knelt at my PC! You may need to find a similar online project whilst laid up.

    Hope you're feeling better soon, but don't try to do too much too quickly!

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