Your Worst Cheerleading Injury?

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  1. Kitch22

    Kitch22 They call me Susie

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    So today I'm a positive little bean because after two months I'm free from my post surgery splint and have had the all clear that I will definitely be able to return to cheer after my rehab program is finished... Yay me! Haha. :)


    Which brings me to the point of this post, I was really curious about what kind of injuries other people have sustained, how did you do it, how long were you out and did you miss any comps? How did you cope, did your team do anything to help and how supportive were your coaches with your rehab? 20 questions, I know! With cheerleading being such a high risk sport I'm really interested to see all the different injuries and injury management that other people have been through - and if anyone has had UCL reconstructive surgery and wants to compare notes/rehab advice, I'd love you forever!
     
  2. stuntjumptumble

    stuntjumptumble Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    For me it would be a tie between 3 injuries. The first would be tearing my hamstring. I was stretched too hard by an old coach, and continued to pull body positions. It got to a point where it hurt to walk. I got physical therapy, and I didn't pull body positions in practice, just competitions. It took almost a year to heal :/

    The other two are pretty recent. This past summer, I broke my hand & 3 fingers from falling on it in tumbling. Since it was the summer, I only had to sit out of 4 weeks worth of practices.

    Then, about 3 weeks ago, I got a concussion, and I had to miss 2 weeks worth of practices. That sucked because its so close to competition season :/ injuries are the worst
     
  3. Emilily

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    I think that my worst injury is my wrist or my hip. I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist. However, it's really small so they can't use surgery to remove it and it is not going away on its own. Pretty much every time I tumble or stunt, it hurts. And in my hip, I pulled tendons and ligaments. I was on crutches for a month. So, because of this and other minor injuries, this is my last year cheering. I don't want to quit, but my body can't take it anymore. :(
     
  4. Diamond

    Diamond I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I tore my meniscus and sprained my ACL. My doc told me if I tripped, I would tear my ACL. It happened during a high school practice. I did a full and landed, but my body was still twisting. My knee cap popped out, tore through everything and popped back in (yuck!). I didn't need surgery, but I went through a lot of physical therapy...it was so painful:(. I don't remember how long I was out, but it felt like a long time. I was only able to compete at 3 comps (I think), including state. The first comp I competed in was on my birthday and was also the first comp my team won that season:)...I felt pretty special lol. My knee still gives my trouble to this day.
     
  5. Shaeeee<3

    Shaeeee<3 They call me Susie

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    When I had to get 3 stitches in my upper lip after I fell out of a stunt when I was 7. They told me not to do anything for a month... but there was a competition that weekend, so I competed with stitches and all!!
     
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    12stepCheermom Best Parent and Grammar Teacher '14

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    Watched a girl from CEA jr 5 (who I think crossed to SE) blow out her femur at BATB in 2010. They took the floor directly behind my CPs JR2 and had been dance partying it up backstage with them before they went on. The most awful injury ever. Anyone know how she's doing these days? I've wondered about her.
     
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    I tore my ACL two weeks ago. So far it pretty much sucks. I was tumbling at a basketball game, got a lot of height on a layout and landed with locked legs, when I walked away is when I realized it and fell over. I limped off the court... hope no one really saw, first game of the year.. just my luck.
     
  8. PE_Cheer

    PE_Cheer I text ACEDAD all the time National Champion

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    Mines a toss up between a fractured foot and a herniated disc. My junior year i fractured my foot in two places doing a standing full at the beach:rolleyes: (dumb i know) and was on crutches for 6 weeks. Fortunately it was right after our last competition so i didn't really miss out on anything except working on tumbling.
    Then about 8 months ago i started having horrible back pain so i had an MRI done and found out i have a herniated disc. Again it was after competition season so i didn't really miss anything but it destroyed any hopes of super senioring since i now have to have back surgery:(
     
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    My worst would definitely be my last concussion because it ended my cheerleading career :( (i coach now). It happened just about a year ago. I fell in some tumbling and landed on my head. it was my 5th one so my doctors and my parents and I decided it was in my brain's best interest to quit. I still had symptoms because of the post concussion syndrome up until about May or June, and it was seriously the worst. I still can't look at bright lights and be in very loud settings, and reading has become significantly harder because of all of it, but cheerleading was so worth it :)
     
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    Pulled (I think it was just pulled) an ab muscle last winter. Worst pain ever. It was the lower right one, so like right around where your appendix is. And I went to bed and whenever I would flip over from my back to stomach it hurt sooo bad I thought my appendix burst and that I was gonna die in my sleep (over the top, I know). But seriously, I was so suprised to wake up in the morning. It basically felt like whenever I'd use my abs (which you do for practically everything) someone was slicing me apart in the inside. Started hurting middle January and finally was fully healed by March. Occasionally still hurts.

    This summer I did something to my ankles, both of them. I'm not completely sure what, but I did a little google diagnosis and I think it's "anterior ankle impingement" because that describes exactly what I'm feeling. Sometimes when I land tumbling or come out of a stunt or just doing random stuff the front of my ankle, like right where the ankle meets the foot, hurts so bad. It's basically whenever my knees get to far over my feet/ankles. Anybody ever experiance this? Sorry for the long post.
     
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    Nerve damage in my face - between my nose & upper lip on one side, including gums.
    Incomplete double down (while I was learning) and my backspot's shoulder went into my eye socket.
     
  12. cheerKT

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    Edith! Yes it was an awful injury to watch. She returned to cheer the very next season with just as much talent as before! She returned to Senior Elite in 2011 and in 2012 she was on Raleigh Small Senior X as last pass. She's on SSX again this year and is last pass again I believe.

    As for my worst injury I'm 21 and still have no feeling on the surface of my right knee from landing on my knees in a tumbling pass when I was 16. Hurt pretty bad at the time but didn't really knock me out of competing since it was not a break/tear or anything. I had no idea it would carry on this long
     
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    I caught a hitch kick dub basket at nationals last march, and broke my thumb. Carried on with the routine and moaned about it later. Never went the hospital (dumb i know) had training the day after because we bumed up out nationals. I had to train, as our lib section was totally changing 3 weeks before worlds. Made my thumb worse. Went the hospital they said the bone had chipped off but its ok, just strap it up and get to worlds. i competed at worlds with a broken thumb. Got home and went the doctors because it was still swollen. Had xray and mri, turned out the bone that had chipped off was in between the joint and the ligament was totally ruptured from training the day after nationals. 5 months later in Sept i had to have surgery to reconstruct the ligament.

    Was in a cast for 5 weeks and now a splint for 3 weeks. Obviously i tried training already. i can manage a few standing tucks, and a bunny hop. Tried a handstand put my wrist collapsed as there's a tendon missing there from where they put it in my thumb. So baby tumbling for me for the next 10 weeks :( i might be able to consider stunting after christmas. with 2 training to train for 1st comp :S nothing like jumping in the deep end. Life sucks right now!
     
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    5 bulging discs and 1 herniated disc. I could always deal with the pain. It's just such an awful injury because the pain doesn't really ever go away and my back will never be the same :(