Deep Water Start Back Injury - It pays to stretch
I've done at least 60 - 80 starts over the last few weeks without problem. One week ago I felt a sharp pain in my lower back on take off and thought nothing of it until I got to 2 ball and thought better of it. I dropped the handle and by the time the boat got back to me it was a real issue to even get my ski off. Getting into the boat was a real problem, walking hurt, sitting hurt. 3 trips to the Physio in the last week and I can now move around and sit at my desk. I have a relatively minor back injury (muscle spasm) that causes major pain, requires serious levels of pain relief medication and is very restricting. Skiing cold water probably has a bit to do with it but lesson learned, I'm going to pay a lot more attention to my lower body stretching, legs, glutes, lower back. This is something I would not wish on anyone, very possibly my worst ever skiing injury.
'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD
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