Doctor Says No More Riding Bikes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by mechanicojoe, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    so i came back from the doctor in a very bad mood.
    turns out i have some disease in my knees called osgood slatter disease:confused:
    since im 13 and im getting older and im growing rapidly now that the tisue in my knee cant keep up with the growth of my bone.

    doctor says i cant ride my bike for maby 3 years untill im 16!:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    we are very sorry to hear this news

    we know that seems like a long time not to be able to ride

    but - we do thank God that you will be able to ride again when you are 16

    let's see -- you should be able to ride MBs at least until the age of 96

    the bright side -- that will mean 80 years of straight riding !!!

    you are in our prayers -- Mountainman
  3. Listen to your doctor! Let your body repair itself properly, so that when the time is right, you can... RIDE THAT THING!

    (sorry Mountain Man, I had the strong urge to borrow your words to drive home a point.)

    Take care of those knees, and you'll be up and riding again, I'm sure.

  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Ask the doctor if you can ride a motorized bicycle,which has very little pedalling involved ONLY at starting off. If you describe to him or show him what a motored bike can do, it just might change his mind.
  5. will_start

    will_start Member

    A Cure for my Back pain...

    Hey Joe,

    I had a similar type of knee thing when I was growing up.
    I'd get a second opinion myself. Doctors can give different opinions.
    Even visit a knee specialist if possible.

    Here's a different story, I can relate.
    Earlier this year, my back was in poor shape. I had barely 5 degrees of bending movement from the vertical before I had bad pain in the lower back.

    I also had pain in the shoulder etc. How I got this pain I'll leave unanswered.

    I went to an acupuncturist, for a total of about 8 visits. The pain is now gone.
    with a gradual releasing and unlocking of the muscles in my whole back.
    I can bend at the waist now to about 40 degrees, with no pain.

    In a nut shell it worked. I have also had success with other bodily complaints.
    So when the experts say you have no hope, see an acupuncturist.

    After all 5,000 years of practice, has to count for something...

    and now, I can still RIDE THAT THING.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  6. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Even IF u can't ride till your 16 it doesn't stop u building them for friends & other ppl.You'll be the most popular guy around & by the time your ready you'll already have an EXTENSIVE knowledge.

    BTW....chicks dig them cos their cute. ;)
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    the old guy was screaming --- ride that thing

    we need to be careful when we give medical advice
    especially to one of our younger MBing friends

    remember guys -- when a while back you told one of our older members
    who was getting very tired while riding his MB
    to try one of those little blue THINGS
    as given by his (doctor only) and seen on tv

    the 106 year old MB rider
    rode for three days straight
    had his family worried sick

    ride that thing -- was all that was heard !!!
  8. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    You may not pedal a bike but there should be no problem with you riding a motorized bike. Make sure you ice your knees regularly and elevate them. Compression (ace bandage) and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can also help with the pain.
  9. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    You may not pedal a bike but there should be no problem with you riding a motorized bike. Make sure you ice your knees regularly and elevate them. Compression (ace bandage) and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can also help with the pain.

    Get a second opinion, please. Pedalling, running, gymnastics, etc.. should be limited.
  10. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    thanks everybody. i recently but a pull start on my chopper so i dont have to pedal.
    good 'ol junk pile
  11. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    maby i should make a motorized wheelchair
  12. jimraysr

    jimraysr Member

    Not a DOctor

    I have no advise, but on the other end of having knee trouble most of my 70 years (starting at around your age.) I believe in good knee health. The knee is one of the most replaced joints (as many of my friends can tell you.) I had arthroscopic surgery on one of mine a few years ago and it hasn't given me any trouble since. For myself I would get an other opinion as even if you hear the same thing you will learn more about the condition from the 2nd doc. You are your own best doctor as you can feel and tell if things are changing and thus back off an help your body. You only get one chance to grow up so I would make the best of it.

  13. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Like in the 1985 movie "SILVER BULLET".
  14. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    yeah the only troubles im having is going upstairs to go eat dinner andthen downstairs
    tothe shop
  15. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    It would be nice if someone could bring your dinner downstairs for you. If not, how about rope, pulley and a basket outside the kitchen window, like an outside dumbwaiter?

    Not trying to disrespect you in any way, mechanicojoe.
  16. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    nahhhhhhhhh i got a little sister to bribe halloween candy with to do that
  17. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    My son had a similar assessment when he was about your age. We had to monitor his situation and he had to take it easy in some sports. His condition improved quite quickly and he turned out fine.
    At your age, take care of yourself, you have your whole life ahead of you to enjoy MBs or whatever you choose, listen to your doctors.
  18. CalgarysFool

    CalgarysFool Member

    It's good advice to get a second opinion. When you get that advice, be sure to explain exactly the type of riding you have in mind. As someone else pointed out, there is very little pedalling involved in MB riding.

    MBc's are so out of the main stream, surely your doctor had no idea of it when he/she said "no riding". Better clarify.

    Be sure to let us all know.

  19. bigsugar999

    bigsugar999 New Member

    knee problems ...

    ...and other joint related issues can sometime be solved, or greatly helped with organic raw milk....If you can get it. My experience and understanding is that pasturization kills the enzymes needed to properly digest the calcium in milk which greatly helps your joints/etc. Incidently, people suffering from lactose intolerance (the inability to digest lactose results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase) can drink raw milk. Anyhow, unexpectedly, my knee felt great 2-3 days after drinking it this last spring. Unfortunately, the price of gas caused my supplier to throw in the towel ... made my teeth whiter too... slept better...its really miraculous ... he's planning to restart in the spring with more cows... my $0.02
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  20. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    If you are not allowed to ride a bike,are you also limited in walking&running?.Is it a matter of overall wear&tear?You flex your knees more riding than walking,smaller cranks (do they exist?) & a higher seat would reduce the flex angle, if that is related to the problem.Try to get more info on your condition,to get a better idea about what would exacerbate your condition.