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    Ankle Damage

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Wed Aug 27 2014, 22:08

    I dont know what l have done to my left heel it had to be on sundays walk. Stiff monday bit twingy tuesday.
    Today had a gnome walking by my heel shoving a red hot poker into it.
    Luckily work is in one level but at home up and down stairs is a work of art.
    I know l have damaged torn ligaments in both ankles only thing l can think of is the uneven walking has done something to upset them ��
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by mo1905 on Wed Aug 27 2014, 22:15

    Sounds painful, hope it clears up soon. It's not cracked skin is it ?


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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Andy12345 on Wed Aug 27 2014, 22:16

    yikes Sad sorry to hear that, hope nelson and mandela get better soon
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Eddie on Wed Aug 27 2014, 22:21

    Mud Island Dweller wrote:I dont know what l have done to my left heel it had to be on sundays walk. Stiff monday bit twingy tuesday.
    Today had a gnome walking by my heel shoving a red hot poker into it.
    Luckily work is in one level but at home up and down stairs is a work of art.
    I know l have damaged torn ligaments in both ankles only thing l can think of is the uneven walking has done something to upset them ��

    Sorry you are in the wars, but this is positive in a way. My Father had a very bad diabetic foot, it looked very bad, but he felt no pain. The nerves were all destroyed, pain is natures way of telling us something is wrong or to take it easy.

    Hope you are back to 100% soon.

    Kind regards Eddie


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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Wed Aug 27 2014, 22:38

    No l know it isnt diabetic related but injury of some sort. l have just been updated by a friend whose hub had similar was inflammed tendon from walking... We did 9.5 miles the majority uneven ground and along the side of hills etc on sunday.
    Friends hub rested sorted it after some time described it as agony hency my pretty certain it is that only he is retired so could rest sadly l am not and am working stupidly busy practice crazy short nursing staff level.
    l will have to try work out how to rest while rushing round. l get a few sit down while wrapping op kits but otherwise standing or walking.
    Physio friend back from holiday saturday will see if she has any tips perhaps strapping it up but l think rest will be impossible :-(
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Aug 27 2014, 23:34

    Mud Island Dweller wrote:No l know it isnt diabetic related but injury of some sort. l have just been updated by a friend whose hub had similar was inflammed tendon from walking... We did 9.5 miles the majority uneven ground and along the side of hills etc on sunday.
    Friends hub  rested sorted it after some time described it as agony hency my pretty certain it is that only he is  retired so could rest sadly l am not and am working stupidly busy practice crazy short nursing  staff level.
    l will have to try work out how to rest while rushing round. l get a few sit down while wrapping op kits but otherwise standing or walking.
    Physio friend back from holiday saturday will see if she has any tips perhaps strapping it up but l think rest will be impossible :-(

    Sorry to hear you've ankle damage. Sad  Guess the best thing would be to rest it as much as possible ....not easy.

    Hope your Physio friend can help you out

    All the best Jan

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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Xyz on Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:03

    How you doing, Muddy? Any better?

    I was advised to use ice (well, frozen peas) on a tendon injury, years ago.

    Something about the cold stimulating blood supply, because tendons have so little blood supply to start with...
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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:15

    I thought it was ice to prevent swelling ? Otherwise, heat stimulates blood flow. Is there any other exercise you can do whilst it's healing ? Cycling or swimming or something ?


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    Post by Xyz on Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:26

    Oh, you have reminded me... Vaguely remember him (osteopath) saying that some injuries respond to heat, and some cold.... But I couldn't say which does what. No idea what made him suggest cold for mine.

    the ice certainly worked. It was a cunning combo off RSI and tennis elbow.
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    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:54

    Yup l know it gets blood moving but cold slows inflam response. Problem is not lobg been home and no time at work for that. l leave 8am home 19.30 and get 30mins for lunch when l collapse. Rest is conta prdyctive hurts even more when l move :-(
    Booked physio for saturday.
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    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:59

    Not a chance of excercise other than bad limping shuffle. l drive full automatic car just as well or l would be in dodo. Sleep last night was not much each movement hurt like hell and l got up for PK and collapsed pain almost had me in tears hopping hurt crawling hurt less so l crawled. Today kept moving...slowly any rest great for the bit of rest but remove and it is 4x as painful.
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Scandichic on Fri Aug 29 2014, 11:47

    Mud Island Dweller wrote:I dont know what l have done to my left heel it had to be on sundays walk. Stiff monday bit twingy tuesday.
    Today had a gnome walking by my heel shoving a red hot poker into it.
    Luckily work is in one level but at home up and down stairs is a work of art.
    I know l have damaged torn ligaments in both ankles only thing l can think of is the uneven walking has done something to upset them ��
    Get better soon!
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Sat Aug 30 2014, 20:53

    Achillies heel stressed probably from the walk. l swear a physio is a worse sadist than a PT instructor..their idea of a gentle massage is different to my idea. Anyhow rest and cold packs every 2 hours use voltorol if it helps and see again in 2 weeks.
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    Re: Ankle Damage

    Post by mo1905 on Sun Aug 31 2014, 09:38

    I was watching Commando Training show on TV last week and I was amazed when one of the recruits actually collapsed whilst marching. Turns out he had broken his leg ! This walking lark is getting dangerous :-0


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