I'm new to clipless pedals and managed to take my first spill today. I hit a bump in the pavement and did a classic, slow speed, fall over on your side while still clipped in, crash. I landed hip first and it HURT!
Well after 4 hours in the Emercency Room we have determined that the X-Rays and CT Scan are negative and that I have no broken bones. That's the good news.
The bad news is that I cant put ANY weight on my left leg without my hip joint producing a searing, make-your-knees-buckle- pain.
I am 100% comfortable sitting here but cannot stand at all on my left leg. The doctor called it a 'major contusion' and sent me home with a prescription for Vicodin and recommendation to see an orthopedic doctor in several days if I still can stand. Currently I'm icing the injury and taking Tylenol. It's been 6 hours now and I can tell the hip if starting to stiffen up.
So ... the question is .... how long is it going to take this thing to heal up so that I can walk / ride again????
Spring I finally here and I want to ride!!!