Sprains, bruises etc seem to be covered pretty well on the other threads, but I'd like to know about what I can do about grazes. When I bail, I tend to go limp, which reduces a lot of injury, but it doesn't seem to prevent grazing. I almost always wear long sleeved tops and tough trosers because I know this will be a problem, yet I still manage to crape my ribs and arms quite a bit.
The other problem I have is related to my perception of pain. I don't feel nuch pain at the time of injury, so I don't actually know how bad something is until after it's began to heal. With grazes, this means that I won't treat it until I notice it a couple of hours later, or when I graze the graze.
Is there a definate course of action for scrapes and grazes at the time or afterwards? And are there any ways of preventing them?
Post by ConfuciousDragon on Mar 9, 2005 7:09:41 GMT
Pads. If you don't already wear Wrist pads... get them. Elbow pads and knee pads are reccommended, but optional. I mean, in the end, you don't want to be running in all this padding, but wrist pads are a MUST. They prevent so much damage.
Other than that, there are lots of ointments for them, like neosporin.
You could get a pair of gloves with wrist straps it protects nearly the whole of your hands....recently bought a pair of gloves and my hands aint suffering as much only a minor scratch on me fingertips.
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Post by ConfuciousDragon on Mar 18, 2005 5:28:37 GMT
best thing to do if u get a scatrch or graze is to wash it as soon as . i know it seems trival but they can easly get iffected
I don't think it to be trivial, just more of impractical. It's usually pretty difficult to get to a spot where you can wash up after it happens within a fast enough time frame to stop infection... and seriously, you're not going to call an ambulance or anything for a graze. You'd seem like a sissy if you made a big deal about it. It's just impractical. Generally, grazes will not get infected. It takes a pretty good amount of germs to get in your system in order to be infected.
I thought of another way to prevent grazes... leather. Leather is quite a bit tougher than skin, and if you fall wearing leather, you will more than likely walk away with no scratches. Now... leather doesn't protect against broken bones and such, but...