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Old 09-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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What injuries are you constantly battling, and at what point do you decide to sit?

I have absolutely no arch in my foot, and have always had foot pain. I recently saw a specialist who said I have plantar fascitis and got insoles which somewhat helped, but it seems the pain comes back instantly if I wear sandals for a day. I also get some pretty nasty back spasms.

That being said, I play in a rec league twice a week, and have never missed a game due to injury. However, I had a semi-final a few weeks ago, but seemed to have pinched a nerve in my wrists; I had similar symptoms to carpal tunnel. Seeing as how I have made a habbit of playing through pain (foot/ankle sprains too), I played (just some context, I am the starting PG and play 80% of a 40 min game divided into 2 halves due to no other true PG and I'm the 2nd best shooter on the team). I played extremely well on D (ended with 3 blocks), but more importantly stopped a number of transition plays due to the other team looking to run every possible possession. But I shot the ball horribly.

I knew I'd have a tough go, but played anyways. The question is, knowing you would not be able to play 100%, would you still play?
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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It seems that I'm never 100% healthy, I have always have one or two minor injuries bothering me at any point in time. Woth that said, I'm lucky enough to never have a serious injury that prevented me from playing basketball. It might be in my near future though, I've had multiple minor ankle sprains in my right foot weakening it over time, and they say you haven't played basketball long enough if you haven't had a serious ankle injury. Uh-oh.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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It seems that I'm never 100% healthy, I have always have one or two minor injuries bothering me at any point in time. Woth that said, I'm lucky enough to never have a serious injury that prevented me from playing basketball. It might be in my near future though, I've had multiple minor ankle sprains in my right foot weakening it over time, and they say you haven't played basketball long enough if you haven't had a serious ankle injury. Uh-oh.


I've been playing ever since grade 7 (now 30 yrs old), and have yet to have a "serious" anke injury. I've tweaked both ankles all sorts of ways, but seem to recover in a 2-3 day span with lots of ice and avoiding putting pressure.

The plantar fascitis is the worst thing I've dealt with, and looking back at my high school days, probably should have gotten insoles back then. But the pain was never enough to say I needed to see someone about it. Unfortunately, it seems the long term wear and tear has caused more problems than insoles can resolve. Worst part is that I know I should re-schedule a new appointment since I am once again having pain, but have yet to get one.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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Severe ankle sprain and torn ligament. It just doesn't feel the same anymore.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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What injuries are you constantly battling, and at what point do you decide to sit?

I knew I'd have a tough go, but played anyways. The question is, knowing you would not be able to play 100%, would you still play?
I think the majority of basketball players still play, even when they're not 100%. To be honest, I feel as though the first day of practice was often the only day I'd feel truly 100%. There's a ton of small injuries that are irritating but easily play-throughable. That said, what I've learned over the years, particularly since open runs and Rec leagues really don't matter in the scheme of things, is to sometimes give myself adequate time to heal from real injuries.

For instance, I'm a little more likely to allow a real-deal ankle sprain to have a significant amount of time to truly heal and re-strengthen. There's been way too many instances in my life where I'd wait a few days, feel a little better, then test it out, only to re-sprain the ankle and double my time out of the game. It's actually sort of a luxury, to be able to allow injuries to heal these days without having pressure to return to the court.
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I hyperextended my knee a couple months back, and I'm still feeling the pain everyday. Does it ever go away?
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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right now im playing with a ruptured ligament in my thumb on my shooting hand. hurts when im on the sideline not playing, once i play its not so bad, as long as it doesnt get caught in someone's jersey or gets jammed im good

tore the ligaments in my right ankle in freshman year of HS. Sat out entire second half of the season.

bruised tailbone in senior year, played through it all season. a lot of sleepless nights and painful shits hahaha

started spraining my ankles every month for about 2 years from like 18-20yrs old. took up yoga and weights and dropped the ankle braces and didnt play pickup or any competitive games for like 3 months.

last year i had a severely sprained MCL. first knee injury so i rehabbed and sat out a while to make sure.

in feb I got an orbital floor fracture. if anyone doesnt know what that is, basically the bone behind my eye that divides the eye socket from your sinuses was broken after i took an elbow from a dude straight to the eye. i didnt even have a black eye, the point of his elbow went straight into my eye. had to have surgery and i wasnt able to run or lift wieghts for like a month and then didnt play pickup for 2 months and then played with goggles for about another 2 months. now im goggle-less and almost back in shape. boy do i never wish this injury on anyone who is not a pro player, without a world class training staff not only can you not play, but when you do come back you'll be SO OUT OF SHAPE, no joke

injuries are part of the game. even through all these i still ball hard
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Dang Burgz, you sure are made of glass.
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Dang Burgz, you sure are made of glass.

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nah i actually play pretty physical, its the price ive paid
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