Ya...I've got a few spots from crashes that when my arms and legs get tan in the summer show up as white spots. Scarred for life. That's me.
I have freckles and those spots look like someone took an eraser to my freckles. Kinda funny.
I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.
So I get a tingling sensation in one of my hands occasionally like a dead leg feeling especially when I forget to wear gloves. Nothing that really bothers me but I wonder if it is from landing on it a few crits back. Has anyone experienced this and is it just bruising or non related?
You probably did some nerve damage. It may take some time to regenerate.
When I broke my collar bone, the jagged bone did some nerve damage that made it feel like my forearm had drying wood glue all over it. Kind of crunchy/flaky/sharp feeling. It went away completely.
So, what is everyone favorite NSAID for bruising/road rash?
Aleve really hasen't been cutting it for me and I will probably pair it with tylenol tomorrow. I just hate using acetaminophen.
Ibuprofen for me.
I re-hosted Ex's article on gdocs so you don't have to download it.
Also, if you crashed into poison oak I recommend you do the whole process.
pat dry with sterile bandage
then just go ahead and shoot yourself in the ****ing head. It ain't worth living with poison oak all over your body. technu, zanafel, heroine and sandpaper; I tried 'em all.
so if you ever have road rash and are thinking "this tegaderm is expensive, how about new skin spray".
I say go for it. That was we can commiserate about what it feels like. I need someone else who knows.
The last of the scarring has now faded away. I'm still a faithful tagaderm user.
Got a question:
I have a scab from a "crash" that happened 3 weeks ago. It's taking a while to dry up. This might sound disgusting, but I tried to pry it open but I'm not sure if it's all dried up underneath. The light wounds surrounding it has already dried up and I removed by myself without no issues (it's not that deep surrounding it).
Do I just let it go by itself? It's been about 3 weeks now. I'm probably getting impatient but this is my first cycling related wound.
It will come off on its own or with very little effort. It's not going to heal under there and not release the scab. Likely there's just a small area in the middle holding everything together. If it's really bugging you, soak it for a long time and see if it loosens up.
I wish this thread only appeared after breakfast hours were over.
Thanks for the thread guys - just had my first crash yesterday. Stocking up my car with goodies so I can clean, antibac, dry, and tegaderm on site (next time)
Hmm. Can the tube net go up the hip to hold on a pad up there?
Hey I haven't found any info on stickiness and pain to remove dressings. It hurts so bad it's really all I'm concerned about. So everyone saying to use tegaderm... does it not stick??