ANYBODY REMEMBER THESE?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Bruce Fowler, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. dingpatch

    dingpatch Well-Known Member

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    My old neighborhood friend Brian wanted to join the navy but, he had really, really, big knots on his feet and knees. He had to quit knee paddling for almost a year before the Navy took him.

    Oh, and, , , , I had respectable knots on my knees and my feet.
     
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  2. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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    By the time I was 15, I had big ones on my knees. None on the tops of my feet becuz my toes hit the board rather than the lower profile a lot of guys observed. The left knot got a hole in it and was a hideous mess, but I was SO addicted to surfing, I'd tough it out thru the pain anyway, and eventually it would get numb in cold enough winter water.
     
  4. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    I only had them on knees too. Dr drained fluid from them a couple of times with a needle. I don’t remember them being painful but pretty ugly.
     
  5. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    I had some pretty big ones on my feet from 14-25 years old. Smaller ones behind both big toes, and on my right foot center I had one approx the diameter of a golfball. The first year or two it was an open sore (not bloody, just rubbed raw and somewhat painful), but eventually my body learned to adapt. I never developed them on my knees because I was primarily in a wetsuit (for some reason the thought of them on my knees terrifies me, feet was totally fine). The last 10 years or so I stopped knee paddling and it took at least 4 years before they went away completely. From 14-21 I did a lot of long distance knee paddling and I think I must have been putting more weight/pressure on my dominant right leg, hence the difference.
     
  6. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    Chest lumps!

    "On further questioning, the patient described 2 further lumps, located on the anterior surface of his chest. Again, the patient attributed the lumps to microtrauma during surfing. The chest lumps became more pronounced after surfing trips to Bali where the patient surfed without use of a wetsuit."

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1930043316300188
     
  7. Killafornia

    Killafornia Active Member

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    I have these
     
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  8. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  9. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    I get the chest lumps right at the bottom of my rib cage. The more often I surf, the bigger they get. It always makes me think of that little segment in Bruce Brown's Surfing Hollow Days that gives some tips on how to look like a surfer if you're not one.

    Bumps1.jpg

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