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Postby dodint » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:13 pm

I was carrying a rocking chair down the stairs into my garage. Two steps from the bottom I started to turn. My foot ended up half on/off the step and I fully rolled my ankle. I fell sideways down to the garage. With my hands being full and the speed of it I went down immediately like a redwood, slammed into the driver door of the race car shoulder/face first. Luckily I threw the chair away from me so it wasn't damaged and it didn't land on me.

Was lucky I didn't hit anything sharp, the car is stripped so there are rough edges everywhere. I think hitting the car kept me from bouncing my head on the concrete, too, so lucky there.

My ankle is badly sprained/strained, my knee is tweaked, and my hip flexor is sore on that side. I never get injured outside of exercise training strain and soreness. I thought back and other than cuts and scrapes I haven't been injured since high school.

I feel old more than anything. This is going to take months to heal, right?

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:16 pm

Damn, glad that's all. I sprained my ankle pretty bad in college snowboarding and it was back to normal in two weeks. Though things work differently now than at 19 years old.

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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:18 pm

I sprained my ankle really bad in high school. For all I know, I might have torn something. But to this day, that ankle is prone to twisting/spraining and that's 25 years later. I probably tweak it 2-3 times a year.

Hopefully you don't have to deal with that.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:31 pm

There you have it. Two weeks or the rest of your life. Get well soon!

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:10 am

That's very similar to how I broke my foot in two places. In my case I missed a step while carrying a bin of recycling and rolled the ankle over when I hit the landing with my full weight on that foot. Also sprained everything so bad that the top of my foot was deep purple from the ankle down nearly to my toes. It was six weeks in a walking boot and the better part of a year before everything really stopped hurting. Probably "yes" on the months part.

I recommend getting an ortho look at it, or at least your PCP, if you haven't already. I'm proof that you can break stuff that way. I went the Passavant ER and the doc there was like "I think this might possibly be broken, but I'm not sure." Gave me a referral for ortho, and that doc was like, "Oh sure, you broke it. There's actually two breaks here and here."

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Postby dodint » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:21 am

I have the outlook that, short of a substantial tear, the treatment plan is the same for everything: rest and wait. So I have been wearing side-zip motorcycle boots to keep myself from moving it too much. If it doesn't show any improvement in the next two days I will get it checked out.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:56 am

Didn’t your wife train to become a PT? Use her knowledge - I’ve done that with my back.

At the very least, you could go for the initial PT eval then let your wife guide you the rest of the way

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Postby meow » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:59 am

Ankles can be a son of a dodint. I had a college teammate sustain a high ankle sprain. It basically ended his season and hampered him the entire NEXT season as well. It finally got 100% during the second summer. I'm sure he was a mental midget and pushed it harder than needed in an attempt to get back sooner, but it obviously didn't work

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:12 am

I broke my big toe on my right foot during my junior year of High School. I never got it looked at so now any time I bang it on something it hurts something fierce. I asked my doctor about it a couple years ago and she said that the bone grew back wrong because I never had it fixed and so now I basically have arthritis in that toe.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:21 am

18 months ago I turned my ankle at a friend's house. I just didn't see the step down off the garage floor and went down. it swelled up and ended up bruising substantially. it was about 6-8 weeks before I returned to hockey and I was icing after workouts and hockey for over a year.

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Postby MR25 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 am

Woke up with the tension headache to end all tension headaches. Almost feels like I'm hungover.

Any easy remedies? I tried a heating pad for 20 minutes but I'm still getting the pain stretching over my entire head.

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Postby dodint » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:34 am

Advil and water is my go to for that.

Took my boot off yesterday and my ankle/foot is bruised af. Looks like someone took a baseball bat to it. It did feel a lot better and loosened up in the boot, but I woke up today and it was fully clenched again.

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Postby MR25 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:37 am

I took Advil 2 hours ago, so I dont want to take another two so soon.

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Postby meow » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:40 am

I like caffeine to help with tension headaches.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:42 am

I like caffeine to help with tension headaches.
This. Excedrin has always helped me, as well.

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Postby meow » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:45 am

They make an Excerdrin Migraine that has like a million cups of coffee worth of caffeine it them. Works like a charm usually

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:52 am

Yep, that's the one I was referring to. Make sure you eat something with that, though. That thing will blast your stomach if you do it on an empty stomach, IME.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:28 pm

For some reason, I am extremely prone to pulling the muscle between my back and neck...I'm guessing it's my lat, maybe? It's been happening for years, maybe once every other month or so. Happened last night around 3:00 in the morning when I did a half stretch and turned my neck the wrong way. That sucked.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:56 pm



Took my boot off yesterday and my ankle/foot is bruised af. Looks like someone took a baseball bat to it. It did feel a lot better and loosened up in the boot, but I woke up today and it was fully clenched again.
keep on the RICE. it might be awhile before the pain goes away. if you can't stay off your feet on a daily basis I recommend a compression brace that'll fit easily in your boot:

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Postby dodint » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:28 pm

Thanks!

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:02 pm

Also, try not falling down stairs anymore.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:24 pm

GD man. My grandma fell and has a displaced brake on her hip.

Her first hospital visit since the 1974 birth of my uncle.

She turns 90 in December. I hope she pulls through

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Postby grunthy » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:30 pm

Damn. Sorry to hear that. Hope everything goes well.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:40 pm

Thanks dude. I know what happens to old people when they fall. So I'm hoping my grandma bucks that trend

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:02 am

Good luck. My wife's grandmother also fell this week (she's mid-90s), and as a result, decided she's done taking medicine for everything. Her husband passed last month, and I think she's just ready.

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