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For the last few years I have been battling a problem that I only recently discovered is due to kitesurfing. Whenever I have a rigorous session kiting, I develop perianal hematomas which can be very painful and is sometimes required to be surgically removed.
I think this began a few years ago when i started getting into more progressive riding: strapless, boots and c-kites. I usually try to ride efficiently and underpowered for unhooked and I think the problem is that I am usually 'straining' to get upwind and hence where the problem arises.
i'm wondering if it is possible to fix my technique. this is probably a very strange topic to some of you but i wonder if anyone out there can offer some insight? if not, it's going to be a very sad day for me to go back to freeriding and kiting occasionally
Last edited by ageingkiter on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Having had some similar issues in the past, man I can tell you this is not pleasant! It affects everything you do.Thank christ mine went away after a few weeks with some ointment. I had a friend who had to go and get them surgically removed. Maybe try to use your legs and core more without straining, kind of hard to do without bearing down. I dunno, hope you find some way to treat this. extremely uncomfortable.