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Sky King2011-11-15 16:16:45 +0000 #1
As my DH said yesterday when I collected him from his week long bike tour. How is it I can ride across the entire state of Oregon with no problem and you go to one wedding and are now on crutches? At my age I should know better than to dance with high shoes, even if they have a wedged heel. I managed to "fall off" my shoe, heard a pop on the top of my left foot. I am hoping I didn't break a bone but my entire foot is swollen and purple. Of course is the same leg that has the achilles tendon problem and the bad knee so I know it is all connected but damit, October is some of the best riding weather.

So I am doing the ice, have it wrapped and keeping the weight off plus soaking in Ebsom Salt. Any other suggestions??

OakLeaf2011-11-15 16:33:02 +0000 #2
Ow ow ow.

Are you already seeing a PT for the Achilles? Call your doctor tomorrow and get a script for PT for the new injury (assuming it's sprained and not broken).

As someone who's sprained an ankle several times and never properly rehabbed it ... those things can become chronic really easily. You need to rebuild/retrain not only the muscles but the sense organs in the tendons.

Heal up quick!
Sky King2011-11-15 16:51:30 +0000 #3
Thanks Oakleaf, not currently seeing the PT but I do have one So I will call & go show him my latest injury, was saving my pennies for more ASTYM on my tendon as it pretty much cured the right Achilles tendonitis and am swearing off dancing in shoes from now on
tulip2011-11-15 17:00:30 +0000 #4
Have you been to the doctor? X-rays? A pop, followed by swollen and purple would indicate a likely broken bone to me. But I am not a doctor, just had a few broken bones, all of which involved a pop, swelling, and purple.
Owlie2011-11-15 16:55:43 +0000 #5
+1 on what Tulip said. Even if you don't think it's broken, go get it X-rayed.

Heal up quickly!
OakLeaf2011-11-15 16:32:57 +0000 #6
I expected her doctor would probably order an X-ray before PT ... but FWIW, about half the times I've sprained my ankle (and every time I've sprained it badly enough to be visibly bleeding inside), it's popped audibly.



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