View Full Version : Windsurfing after a back injury

26th January 2007, 03:48 AM
Anyone got any experience of getting back to windsurfing after a back injury, like a bulging disc nerve pain? One doctor told me no wave windsurfing for 1 year!!???

26th January 2007, 05:16 AM
stretch everyday- build up your core muscles

26th January 2007, 06:16 AM
I've had some issues that affected my back, but it's important to note that they weren't the result of windsurfing. The question you need to ask yourself is whether you can really windsurf. If windsurfing didn't cause the injury, your chances are better that you might be able to windsurf earlier than anticipated.

Overall, I wouldn't recommending going against any direction from your professional medical advise, but sooner or later you need to decide if you can handle the stress of windsurfing. it's purely a personal decision, but one that ultimately needs to be handled, especially if windsurfing might be in your future. Believe me, age can remind you that it's there. Otherwise, we would be still competing with KP at the limits. I only wish!

As the second poster stressed, you must ultimately concentrate on your path to strength to help you decide.

27th January 2007, 02:23 AM
Core muscle strength is key, but with a disc issue, you had better connect with a sports medicine physician for guidance.

Some core strengthing exercises may be counter productive with a bulging disc. Others may be great. You need someone to help you discover what you need to do to sail safely.

I have had back problems too, but not disc related. Since I started a routine of exercises focusing on the core as well as the whole body, things have been 100% better. I generally work out 3 x week but I usually count a sailing session as a work out.

Good luck,