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1st July 2004, 04:08 AM
looking at all the smiles and happiness of kendoka after training, i reckon im the only kendoka that has the worst injuries around. To make things worse from my near slip disc at my lover spine, my knee is already giving way...Am i in anyway setting a new record for being the most body abusive kendoka.
anyone who has any injuries that is worse ..please share...might make me feel so much better...#$%^&*()%$*..probably had to giv up kendo for life...*%(*&&^%&^%&(
1st July 2004, 04:40 AM
i know someone, but i cant just post it publicly.. i tried to PM (private message) you, but it says i dont have permission to acces the page..?
1st July 2004, 09:24 AM
why give up? i'm only 16 now and i suffer tendonitis on both of my knees, though my left knee is worse. i suffered from tendonitis since i was 14 or 13, don't know which one it is. i'm thinking that i'm suffering from this because of genes my dad has one and my grandma has one, know my brother is complaining about it too, the other reason i might be suffering from this is too much basketball and biking.
so don't feel so bad about it. older people think they have all the injuries in the world but they don't look at younger people who also suffer from something or even the same thing as yours, and yet they still don't give up.
1st July 2004, 10:16 AM
Sorry to hear you suffering. I can't really say this is an injury but after kendo training, I often wake up with very stiff fingers in the morning. My right hand is perfect but it only happens to my left hand. Especially, those three fingers that you use to hold shinai so I wake up with left hands looks like still holding shinai and can't open them easily. Funny thing is, those fingers feel as good as new and very smooth while I play Kendo and even for a few hours after I fininsh training. Thankfully, at least, I think my grip is right. It is my index finger and thumb open and others closed in the morning. If I was using my index finger holing my shinai, I could wake up with my middle finger sticking out..... :jaguar:
1st July 2004, 06:19 PM
tendonitis? is it just under the knee cap? if so, i have it too,, too much ski-ing..
2nd July 2004, 02:03 AM
i think so, but i know it's somewhere in my knee. maybe somewhere around the joints. tendonitis is also called the "runner's knee" for those who doens't know what it is. this kind of injury really hurts, you can't do sonkyo with it and also limits your capacity to do extra stuff. but a well seasoned kenshin may not have any problems with this. my doctor told me that strengthening the knee also helps.
2nd July 2004, 02:50 AM
oh.. i dont have it then, mine's jumpers knee.. lol.. where do these people get the names..
2nd July 2004, 03:31 AM
"tendonitis is also called the "runner's knee" for those who doens't know what it is. this kind of injury really hurts, you can't do sonkyo with it and also limits your capacity to do extra stuff."
Now, try doing Kendo after you have torn your acl, mcl and meniscus. And, when you are 50+ you never heal quite the way you would like. Nevertheless, as I have asserted before - there is a place in Kendo for everyone including those people with limitations. Last night I had to do 800, (one handed suburi, since I do nito) for 1st Geup (kyu). I can't swear they were all perfect, but when the 16 year old standing next to me hit the 800th, I was still banging them out as best I could. So, I insist, Kendo can bend enough to make a place for everyone.
2nd July 2004, 03:42 AM
wat is the acl mcl and meniscus?
2nd July 2004, 03:55 AM
wat is the acl mcl and meniscus?
The knee joint is cushioned by articular cartilage that covers the ends of the tibia and femur, as well as the underside of the patella. The lateral meniscus and medial meniscus are pads of cartilage that further cushion the joint, acting as shock absorbers between the bones.
Ligaments help to stabilize the knee. The collateral ligaments run along the sides of the knee and limit sideways motion. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, connects the tibia to the femur at the center of the knee. Its function is to limit rotation and forward motion of the tibia.
2nd July 2004, 04:06 AM
these got torn?? ouch..
2nd July 2004, 06:02 PM
As to the knee condition try glucosamine.
Bob the Blade
2nd July 2004, 08:36 PM
also try something called "MSM" do a search on the net, I have a torn meniscus with possible floating cartillage, my orthopedist will do orthoscopy and remove/repair it in september, there is a 6 mo wait on a MRI so I will just go with the surgery, I try to motodachi the newbies but in the summer months its almost all bogu people.
2nd July 2004, 09:22 PM
crapy shoulder - dislocated twice. Now it is relatively easy to have it dislocated again. I don't think I will be able to do the same Kendo again, I will need to keep this in mind all the time.
Anyone else with similar problem? What do you do?
3rd July 2004, 03:19 AM
isn't that simillar to arthritis?
3rd July 2004, 05:07 AM
the miniscus/meniscus ...which ever name that is....yea..my x-ray shows that as well...after 500 hayasuburi...i feel like my knee is about to give away anytime. From what my chiropractor told me, apparently everythings due to my flat foot on the right. And apparently the nerve on my lower back spine is trap somewhere. This causes a sharp pull down my leg and limits my movement. The whole right side of my lower body tend to tense up after any minor exercise that i do. i've done acupuncture chiros, physios, put to no avail. Getting a CT/CD scan whichever, done in a weeks time...keeping my fingers cross.
It probably started when i rush through my trainingon fumikomi that started. Stomping down really hard and occasional missses that hurts the heel. anyone of you guyz/girlz have a bad exp with fumikomi.
it is normal that my knee actually cracks when i move it...sounds exactly like how i twist my spine in morning and it gives out lotsa cracks. normal, no?
3rd July 2004, 07:00 AM
i usually started out by stomping with my heel but realized that it hurts and at the same time my sensei told me not to that kind of stomping for it will really injure you in the future.
8th July 2004, 05:50 AM
You know what they say...'No pain,no gain.'
I haven't suffered any major injuries,just accidentally and stupidly hitting myself in the forehead with my bokken a few times.Along with tripping and spraining my ankle once,but it's those mistakes that make me want to get up and try again.You learn from experience,and pain is part of that.Hang in there. :)
8th July 2004, 06:03 AM
Ok here we go...
My achilles hurts in my left leg but finally that seems to have stopped hurting as much...the center of my left foot was hurting for a while but seems to have healed.
I missed kendo for a month because I pulled my groin muscle.
And last week something went in my calf doing Men nuki Do repetitions in Bogu.From which my knee swelled up and ibuprofen became my best friend. The swelling has gone down but I can't really bend my knees so no seiza or sonkyo! So no kendo this week and probably not next either which really bugs me because I felt I was making a little progress. My zekken has been ordered for me as well!
And I've only been doing kendo for 6 months!
8th July 2004, 04:56 PM
jsut got back home..and saw a specialist which confirms my injuries.
i have a slip disc (minor) that puts pressure on my nerve at my lower lumbar. Hence the tenseness of my muscles and the pain down my back. For my knee, he said soemthign about joints...or something...was day dreaming after he started babbling with their jargons.
PAIN PAIN PAIN..
need to get my 1st dan asap...ugh
8th July 2004, 06:29 PM
the most common and most annoying/embarrassing injury i suffer from.. is the tsuba hitting my head...
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