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Old 20-10-2013, 13:01   #16
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I recommend targeted deep slow stretching and trigger point therapy.
If your medical insurance will pay for a physical therapist then I would recommend you go to one. It helped me a great deal and though I've had a couple recurrances, none were severe enough to require bed rest. Do a search here on back injury and you'll find the one I started a couple years back. If I find it I'll include it in my next post.

I'm 68 and don't jump down to anything anymore. It's just too jolting and easy to lose my balance.

When I was in my 30s jumping onto my boat ruined my training for what was to be my best marathon. I had training to finish in less than 3 hours but I never really recovered from that injury to a knee, not the back. I did marathons since that one but never as fast and not without knee pain.

I've learned not to jump into boats of any kind and especially dinghies that can go a different direction from what you anticipate.

Good luck in your recovery and no matter how silly you think some of the exercises are that the physical therapist recommends. Do them. You'll be thankfull in the long run. Don't strike out on your own and do your own things to recover. You can injure yourself even more.
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Old 20-10-2013, 13:04   #17
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

Here you go,

Lower Back Muscle Spasms
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Old 20-10-2013, 14:08   #18
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

I hurt my sciatic nerve a couple of months ago so bad that I had to crawl the 4 feet to the head. They said that I would take 2-3 months to recover. Thanks to my wife's amazing PT skills I was back working within a week and after 2 months I'm generally not in any pain anymore after some Advil.
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

Getting old sucks, doesn't it?
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Getting old sucks, doesn't it?
Yeah but it beats the s#\+ out of the alternative .... Only one way to stop getting old
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Old 20-10-2013, 16:46   #21
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

A morning stretch , a good one makes a lot of sense to aging bodies. Limber muscles are much less prone to injury. Life is also less painful as a whole.
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

Jumping head first may prevent the lower back pain....
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

Jumped into a dinghy after my hat blew off and landed there... was overboard in a heartbeat but proud that I had done a man overboard drill with the other 3 folks aboard otherwise I'd still be swimming 50 years later! Phil
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

just out of curiousity, was it a hard dinghy, soft inflatable, or hard bottom inflatable?
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A morning stretch , a good one makes a lot of sense to aging bodies. Limber muscles are much less prone to injury. Life is also less painful as a whole.
Daily morning exercises for me as the PT recommended. Works great and pain free for a long time. Only if I do something stupid does my back remind me that it's not young anymore. My head is but the rest of the body isn't.
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

I quit jumping years ago!! If I can't make it in one step, I rethink the whole thing, and make adjustments !! Much better to be well then down and haveing to shift all the work to your mate ! Or worse be solo and hurt! Theres nothing like the thoughts that go thru your head when ya hurt yourself, and your all alone on the boat!! Take it from one who has done it! It's no fun !!
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Has anybody jumped on to a dinghy and screwed up their back? I jumped about six feet from my boat to my dinghy and spent about a month with a wonderful pain in my lower back. I took a pile of pills and now it is fine. Any recommendations?
Maybe modify this concept for dinghy entry/exit from the mother ship?
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Re: Jumping on to a dinghy

If I jumped into our dinghy it would not hurt... I'd go straight through the bottom. In the market for something a bit newer actually.
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Old 21-10-2013, 06:24   #30
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Re: Jumping on to a Dinghy

I am 47 and spend lots of my spare time mountain biking on very rough technical trails. This can be very abusive to your body. Jumping into the dinghy is more dangerous.

I really do not get why some boaters take such unnecessary risks. Jumping to the dock is also not good. In fact, the verb jump should not ever be used when describing any activity involving sailing except jumping into the water at a nice anchorage to cool off.
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