legs going numb/back sore

Discussion in 'Kayak Fishing Reports' started by umoa, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. umoa

    umoa silent

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    I went on a longer trip than i usually do (on a tandem and not the usual x factor) and my left leg went numb and my back became sore (like i need to crack it but it won't crack) any of you ever get that and have a solution for this?

    this totally blows and is a huge bummer for me going out far.

    any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mowitlow

    mowitlow Newbie

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    disk problems bro,go to the doc.
    sucks getting old!.
     
  3. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    CHIROPRACTOR!
     
  4. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    x 10

    You pinched your sciatic nerve.
    A couple of trips to the chiro and you'll be money...
     
  5. yellowtailnsd

    yellowtailnsd Newbie

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    Thats it right there....
     
  6. riverplayer

    riverplayer Well-Known "Member"

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    800-1000 mg. of ibupro and your good to go. That should take the inflamation down. Some ice on the L5-L6 area would not hurt either.
     
  7. Iceman

    Iceman IshingFa Reakfa

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    Are you sitting on your fat wallet!


    hot shower has always worked for me........kayak fishing is tough stuff!
     
  8. nearbrt

    nearbrt Newbie

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    i have hip joint pain from trolliing motor ,standing on one leg all day, whats up with this ?
     
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    fisherman from LONG BEACH

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    its time to buy a boat bro.easy fix!!!
     
  10. umoa

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    went out again on sat, i did things differently and i felt no pain except sore arms.

    This may help some newbie out so they won't have an aching back for a week.


    I used a cart instead of 2 people lifting the yak to the launch point.

    I kneeled for sometime while fishing (be careful as my friend flipped in his yak in flat water) I was on the xfactor while he was solo on the ocean kayak tandem.

    I sat straight back in the apex seat.

    I changed my paddle posture.

    Found this article today and a lot of the changes i made were in it.
    http://www.newenglandkayakfishing.c...lower-back-pain-and-kayaking-or-yak-back.html
     
  11. bellcon

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    Buy the the most comfortable seat you can find
    I have tried a bunch of them...

    I like the surf to summit brand
    I had the GTS Airwave first
    I loved that seat, (still have it) but the air bladder kept leaking...

    I now use the GTS Pro, I have used it for over a year now and I love it.


    On a side note, when the airwave seat started leaking, I must have emailed surf to summit 10 times... NO response...
    while their customer service sucks!
    their seats are awesome!

    P.S
    I already have a bad back, but with a good seat I can spend all night on my kayak...

    Good luck
     
  12. hcubed

    hcubed Newbie

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    I have similar problem. My feet go to sleep when sitting for long periods of time in my Tarpon 14. It usually starts in my little toes. A better seat and a trip to the chiropractor was the ticket. Also just stopping in some shallow water and just standing up helps also.
     
  13. plainsman

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    Could be that back thing, could be the nerve thing, could be poor circulation in the legs. That clogged artery leads to blood clots, could be bad after awhile. I aint' a doc, but might be worth seein one
     
  14. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Sell the Yak...........drive the Knockers...

    Ya got Sciatica,,, depends on a MRI.. but a good back cracker could do wonders.

    Also hope you do not have your wallet in when paddlein.
     

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