Nearing 40 and minor injuries piling up: Anyone else?
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08-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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I've been back playing again now for 5 months after a 16 year layoff. I'm having a blast, but man my body is hurtin. This is playing 2-3 times per week in a men's league (no check) and competitive pickup. I turn 39 in October so I know I know, but anyone else in this boat? Does it get better? Solutions? I do play hard, some diving for pucks/deflecting passes etc. which I may need to stop.
Anyway here's my list from head to toe.
-Sore neck after playing (mri showed nothing)
-tendonitis in right elbow(work related)
-hyper extended left ring finger(permanently swollen)
-repeated deeply bruised right hip bone(may need pro level pants)
-can't bend right knee past 90 degrees without pain(suspect a minor tear of my lateral meniscus after catching an edge)
-3 skate bunions from my stiff Graf G35's
Just wondering if it's growing pains or if this is how it's gonna be
- Dodgy knee from hyperextension as a teenager
- lace bite issues... alleviated with some extra padding
- Haglund's deformity...alleviated with a gel pad
- nagging shoulder problems from a grade II separation (19)
- almost lost tooth (saved by rather painful root canal procedure)
I've excluded a fractured wrist and a broken hand from playing, as those have both healed up quite nicely.
Not bad for 22
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