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I have slipping rib syndrome. Got it jumping out of the bed of a pickup truck of all things. Landed hard flat footed and felt a weird sensation in my rib. More bizarre than painful.
It never fully went away, but I only feel it if I duck dive forcefully, or when I paddle extra hard to catch a wave. Mine never created intense pain, and when it bothers me, it feels like a twinge or a shock, as weird as that sounds.
last surf injury for me was a torn calf muscle. Actually, a re-tear of a previously torn muscle. On the inside after a ride pushed extra hard off the bottom with my right leg to jump back on my board and wham, Felt kind of like getting smacked in the back of the leg with something. Almost an audible pop. I regrouped on the beach for 10 min and the in true A-hole fashion tried to surf...bad idea. I couldn't do a bottom turn, my leg wouldn't take any pressure. Then going home it started twitching and having spasms. Eventually got an MRI to show it was a mess, and rehabbed it properly...so far so good.
Broke my hand earlier this year chasing my kids through a bounce house obstacle course at Jersey Jump at a 5 year old birthday party. That was pretty embarrassing. Heard the pop and immediately knew what I did, but kept a low profile the rest of the party. Couldn't tie my kids shoes when it was time to leave...pathetic. Ended up with a full cast to my elbow which I sported for a month, then had a removable one after that. Kept me out of the water for a full month, but when I went back in the cold water and the tight gloves were actually soothing.
Weirdest for me was when I stepped on some type of sea creature. It was in NJ after a hurricane, and whatever it was it left 3 prongs in my foot. They looked like small plastic fork tongs, about 1-1.5 cm in length. The whole experience was bizarre. Some guy on the beach saw me bleeding and said he was a medic in the army, grabbed a medical kit, and pulled one out with tweezers, then said sorry I cant get the other two and walked away. I was like, uh, OK thanks I guess. My roommate and I got the other two out with a Leather-man. Ruined that session but was able to surf the very next day with it all taped up.
Another time a crummy pair of board shorts with a rough seam left my twig and berries chaffed to all hell. I've never worn board shorts commando style since.
I had the same slipping rib issue... Went to PT that was recommended and haven't had it since.
He cracked my back in the perfect spot that I would feel it in between the ribs that would slip. He did that for a few weeks and that was it. Bothered me for years and he fixed me in a month.
i was stung by a jellyfish and insisted on being airlifted to the nearest trauma center.
Stabbed in left foot by fin on Gloria swell. 10 years later got stabbed in right foot in VB by a cool surfer with kelp cutting fins. Multiple bashs to the head, messed up shoulder from being augered into sand bar. Massive debilitating nip/ thigh rash.
Stingray got me in Nosara,painful can describe it.
kicked out of a nothing wave on Sunday, rolled off my board, came up with the usual precautions (arms up in front of my face), and yet somehow managed to take a fin to the mouth, resulting in a 3/4" long, deep, clean slice running from my lip up towards my nose. hurt like a mother and probably stitch-worthy, but i patched it up with Liquid Bandage (which i had never even heard of before) and it seems to be healing nicely. could have been much worse...