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Old     (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-14-2020, 3:38 AM Reply   
I tore an ACL back in August and had it repaired. Last month I stared kooking around on the wakeboard (55ft @20mph, no weight) and long boarding in the ocean. We got a nice swell (for Texas) a few weeks ago so I hopped on the shortboard for several waves. The waves held-out, but my arms didn't so I grabbed my 7-0 to catch a few more. Long story short, I tried to force my longboard around like my shortboard, my front foot slipped and I got folded in half.

I tore my hamstring. Not bad enough to show up on an X-ray, but the doc said it was definitely torn. The pain is where it attaches to my pelvis up under my butt cheek.

3 weeks out and it feels a lot better, but one wrong move and it hits me like a shock and my flexibility has gone to crap. Does anyone have any good training/stretching/rehab protocol so that when I am finally good to go I am not too far behind the 8-ball for the season? My doc just said stay off of it for 4-8 weeks....
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-14-2020, 4:04 AM Reply   
How about just following your doc’s advice? Do your time, heal properly and permanently. Worry about the other stuff after you’re healed. It’s not even spring yet.
Old     (Bagar55)      Join Date: Aug 2013 Location: Mineral, Va       02-14-2020, 7:14 AM Reply   
Hamstrings take sooo long to heel. You have to really be extra careful to let it heel. When it feels better and seems like it is heeled up give it another 3 weeks at least. You have to make sure you give it extra time. If you don’t you will just keep tearing it and it will take forever. When they are high up like yours they seem to linger even longer. Not sure where you are and how soon your season will start up but use the next couple months to really take it easy and let it heel. Don’t push it now so that it’s good by the time the season starts. You might be a little behind fitness wise but at least you will be riding.
One good option if you have available is to get in the pool. Swimming and flexibility exercises in the pool seem to really help strengthen without as much weight on it. You can also use a foam roller to help keep it loose. Ice is always a good idea.
Old     (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-16-2020, 3:54 AM Reply   
As good as my doctor is with a knife, his focus will always be the recovery of his work not returning me to full activities. Hell, his advice was to never wakeboard again after my knee injury in 2014. I didn't take his advice. Trained harder, earlier than anyone with my type of surgery and I have a recovery unlike anyone else too.

My season starts now, or it never actually stops. I only take time off for injury and around the holidays.

Bagar55, you confirmed what I was a little afraid of. That I will have to take it easy long after it feels fine. Pool work is a great option. I'll bust out the foam roller too.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-17-2020, 3:14 AM Reply   
Back in 2016 I pulled my hamstring when one leg came off my wakeskate going off a ramp. Was black/blue from my a$$ to 4 inches below my knee. Didn't go to the doctor since it didn't seem that anything was completely torn. Took a while to heal up, but I got back on the skate as soon as possible. Took it real easy. I like to get active ASAP after an injury. I just try not to do anything stupid. Seems like it's easier to be careful on the cable than the boat. Slower speed and more predictable pull.
Old     (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       02-17-2020, 4:50 AM Reply   
yeah, i got similar issue with my left knee. snowboarding too much, and then working on simply frontside 180's, wore out or pulled something. too much twisting on left knee. so every time i snowboard then can't hardly walk for 3 days...wash, rinse, repeat....

long story short went to ortho, he like, yeah, your old. which i am can get an mri if you want he says, but he said he 85% sure nothing to repair, since it keeps getting better when i rest it.

it is tough as hell when you head wants to go but body won't do it. when i separated my should and broke my ribs, i knew i was done for the season.

but this one, every time i get feeling better i mess it up.

i think markj is right...this time i got no choice but to take it easy and let it heal. and follow pt advice.

i think all of these soft tissue injuries are the same 4-8 weeks, and then when it feels completely better...then another 3 weeks.


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