View Full Version : Getting back in after injury.

August 17th, 2008, 06:36 PM
At the age of 17 I injuried my back that caused me to wear a brace for a year. I continued swimming until 22 when I reinjured it causing me to have to retire from college swimming. The current diagnosis is Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis in my lumbar).

Fast forward 5 years and here I am getting back into swimming. I would like to get back into fly/IM but I'm afraid of reinjuring my back. I started yoga which seems to stretch out my spine well to get rid of the pain temporarily.

I'm wondering if anyone has gone through something similar and gotten through it. I'm looking for anything to help me get back to being somewhat competitve in the IM.