what would u do?


Hi all,

Please could anyone advise me on what i should do?

Half way through basic training i injured my foot and was put in stonehouse for 3 weeks, on my first day out into normal training again i have hurt my hip/back and have to have fiz and a back brace thing.

Im still in normal training, but wont be if i cant get on and do pt and my PTA and PTB tests.
I have been told that the 'line is running out', what does this mean
will i be med discharged? and if so does this mean i can never come back?

I have my PTB practise on monday and the test on wednesday but am unable to walk properly and cant even cough without my back hurting let alone do situps to a beep.

Any ad please.

I know im being a big wimp by asking but i dont know where i stand and i dont want to highlight the situation any more than i have to, i wanted to go through training un-noticed but that dosent seem to be happening.
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War Hero
All i can suggest is that you need to rest it as much as you can.Not easy i know,then before you are due to take Phys exercise take some Brufen or Aspirin or other painkiller.Dont forget to warm up and warm down before and after exercise.Take it easy and dont do anything that might aggravate the injury before your test.If you pass the tests then you can get some more help advice re the injury.Also speak to the Physio for some advice.


War Hero
If you have injured your back to the extent that you can't even cough without pain, you have hurt it fairly badly, get yourself to the sickbay, there is not a hope in hell that you will pass any fitness test in that state no matter how many brufen you take! There is also a risk that you will cause more damage by killing the very pain that your body emits to let you know to be careful!!! No-one is going to kick you out for an injury received during training, unless it is likely to lead to a permanent disability! at the moment you don't know that! Personally I think the injuries may be related, ie you have compensated for your foot injury and any resulting weakness there and your hip/ back have suffered because of it, but a Doctor is the only one qualified to tell you that. Good Luck.


Sit back crack a tin and wait for the all clear from the scablifters, don't do anything to aggrevate it.
How long have you being downgraded?
Have you being back classed yet?


Thanks for the replys
I was put in stonehouse division for my for which is the rehab division for 3 weeks and i have been put back 3 weeks because of my foot since joining my new class last week i have hurt my back running with the injured foot during PT. I had physio yesterday they gave me the brace and worked on it for a bit and have booked me another appointment for the day inbetween the practise run and the test. also next week i have weapons training which is automatic backclass if im not fit to take part.


Lingyai said:
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Lantern Swinger
I wouldn't let the the fear of being backclassed co-erce you into participating in weapons training if your backpain is so great that you cannot control your rifle properly. Its the same with the fitness tests.

I'm not a Doctor but you have to do a lot to permanently throw your back out. If you ignore your pain and carry on with your training and aggravate your injury being transferred into another division won't be your worry, being dismissed for medical reasons will be. A bad back won't fare you well in civvie street neither.


War Hero
Wouldn't you rather be backclassed than put more strain on your back which might cause further injury?

Just now it may seem like an eternity but once you've finished Raleigh and look back on it, it won't.
There's obviously not a lot you can do apart from take seriously any medical advice you get. Having had this back pain, you'l know how excruciating it can be- and pushing yourself will possible mean you could have this sort of pain on and off for the rest of your life- not funny.

If you've been injured during training (and not before), then it just can't be helped. Be backclassed, take it as easy as you can. There's no shame in it (especially as you're so eager), but an injured back is virtually impossible to work through at the rate you'd be expected to on your current training. Hope you'll feel better soon.