Why, do most climbing injuries happen indoors? I have friends who tore hamstrings off the bone from a heel-toe hook combination gone horribly wrong. I’ve seen head injuries, broken ankles and hair chopped from a gri gri snag.
Most recently, I tweaked my back while jumping down off a problem. I’ve been walking around like an old man all week, hunched over, staring at my toes. I dropped off the top of a 15 foot wall, just like I have a thousand times. I suppose I landed funny and KABAM – tweaker.
I actually went to see my very first Chiropractor and he was surprisingly helpful. I always thought that shit was just voodoo hocus-pocus magic, but who knew they know so much? After some extremely painful extensions, I got some mobility back. I am beginning to be a believer. Slowly.
In fact I was able to actually have a good session in the gym again last night, but after each problem, I always down climbed a few holds before dropping off, it’s better on the bod I guess. My friend Kitt says “protect that shiz, we only got the UNO”. So, my message of the day is, warm up, play hard be pay attention.
I shall try to follow my own advice.