Saturday, November 6, 2010

I have no injury but fell and broke my leg.

All the injuries I worked, shoulders, fingers and son on. I have no pain and climbing was coming along nicely until.

Yes, I took a practice fall and the gear popped and I hit a ledge. I broke right fibula. A clean break and it was high enough. I did not need a caste. I physiotherapied right away and became ambulatory. What took longest are internal injuries; hematoma and stiff back and range of motion.

I ended up with sizable balls of hematoma in my right button and shin. Ligament injury in my shin and swelling prevented good blood circulation. Long story short, I was climbing in 3 weeks with broken leg. What I found with broken fibula was that it got stronger and bonded soon enough. It was not strong enough to absorb shocks. Jumps from top of bouldering did not sit well.

I became ambulatory in days but whole recovery took ten weeks. I am still working on range of motion. Good news is that I become more conservative and safe. I am working on balance more as result.

For a change, I will be working with other climbers injuries. Yay


  1. It is totally vexing to be injured, especially if you have an active lifestyle. When I broke my leg, I thought it was the worst thing that would happen to me, but thankfully, it was a minor injury. Another problem was about my medical history, since, the hospital I was confined at was very new, and I thought that I need to do a lot of paperworks, luckily, the hospital employs a electronic health records system that makes it easier for me and whoever will take care of the papers.

    When I got discharged, the same electronic medical records faced me again, but this time, it was the whole cost of my stay was shown. From then on, I felt that hospital will have an easier time when I come back there.

  2. Yes, many of good minds tried to solve this. There is profit in ineffeciency.. My leg injury lasted a long time with mostly psychological issues that my body was not committing enough and relaxing enough. I ended up learning more physio-theraphy and yoga everyday to get back and better. The key word is better. There are a lot of different redundancies built into body...

    I pushing through harder grades and I feel deep appreciation for my bottom up journey despite of its course and length.

  3. You're not only one who has the same problem. First of all, you must check this with a specialist. Secondly and not less important, do not forget to read more educational articles, such as to understand the importance of the early diagnosing and proper treatment!