NOTE: I'm not a damn doctor, so I don't know all the jargon. Also don't need links to Wikipedia, just some "your average active human" input. Of course, some educated input can't hurt too much, either. If I go down during a ride, be it XC, goofin, fully pinned, whatever...I get hurt. Not really a question of how I land or anything. If I hang a leg while bermed out and it stutters a bit on the ground, it'll take me a month to not have it feel like my ankle and/or knee isn't ripped out of its joint, and it never fully heals. I went down 4 feet into a practice run at the last DH race when a kid dropped in from the side and took my front wheel out from under me. Slow speed washout, I reached down to grab a boulder so I didn't have to roll down the drop-in...the outside 3 fingers on my left hand are half what they used to be. That was in July. I can't do a pushup now without needing to bite my tongue off. Umm...dirtjumping one day into a pile soft dirt, landed with my left leg kinda under me, like you'd be when you sit on the floor to play with your kids? I now can't sit on the floor and play with my kids! Feels like my hip's going to explode. My bone and joint doc either doesn't really seem to get how serious I am about it or possibly there's just nothing I can do about it, but his only suggestion is "Buy a hottub." It's more than that. I'm only 35, I've always been active, and I stretch before rides. I'm not a fan of drugs at all, and really pissed that lately I've been taking a lot of Ibuprofen. Any ideas?