Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

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Re: Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

Postby BLURR » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:46 am

I was out throwing a couple of nights ago and felt a twinge on the outside of my hip when I over rotated. After that, it felt like somebody stabbing me in the hip with a knife. So...went to the doctor the next day and got a lesson in physiology and kinesiology. Apparently I strained a couple of muslces in my hip. Hurts like a bitch still and I have a points league tomorrow night.
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Re: Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

Postby tigel » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:10 am

I happily broke my foot, then sprained the other 6 months later from drives. weeee ... 1591_n.jpg ... 8188_n.jpg
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Re: Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

Postby Disc Golf Live » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:32 am

Home isn't safe, either. Witness the scar I carry from a freak vacuuming accident.

On the course, I've seen a couple big injuries and one huge one where a player destroyed an ankle.

I think most of the "danger" in DG comes from failure to stretch prior to a round, and from getting clocked by a throw you didn't see from another fairway.
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Re: Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

Postby JR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:00 am

Catastrophic failure of the ankle in a previously healthy ankle probably usually needs flat footedness with a great traction, slipping or having the foot sticking to something and the rest of the body moving forward too far.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Don't worry disc golf is not that dangerous

Postby vtbuzzz » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:59 am

No dg injuries, but definitely a stress fracture on my right 3rd metatarsel from training for a 50 mile race.
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