Ankles? Medical advice please.

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Dave

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Yep, joint pain is part of Sarc, and im stage 3/4, as it is psoriatic athropy, which they've told me Ive got, but this came on straight after the attack.
I couldnt stand up getting out of the hospital bed.
Yeh, I'll get a doctors opinion on the 28th..thanks. :)

Ive just got hold of some big rubber bands, called Thera bands from a family member who broker her ankles, and was given to use to help.
You put them on the instep of your foot, and push then gently release.

kinda........

 
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Toddy

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That looks interesting Dave :)
Is that the same stuff as the theraband gold that we bought for catapult elastics a couple of years ago ?

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Dave

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That looks interesting Dave :)
Is that the same stuff as the theraband gold that we bought for catapult elastics a couple of years ago ?

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I hadnt made the connection, but yes I think it must be. In fact Ive got some of that somewhere....
 

ol smokey

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I know what I would do to the b----Rs I'd chain them up in a cave with no food and just enough water to keep them alive
for a while and maybe whipped every second day, and take a video of them To let others see what it is like to be punished in this way. There are too many blooming do good ears around who have never come across these types.
Enough from me for now, before I get really going.
 

Hunkyfunkster

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Have you tried kinesiology tape? My wife swears by it. It's not as rigid as strapping your ankle up, and it allows the muscles, etc, to work. It just takes some of the strain off the working parts.
I ripped tendons in my shoulder years ago. I use it when I go to archery and my shoulder lasts the whole time, instead of tiring around hallway through like it usually does.
It's available in Boots, but it's stupidly extensive for a roll. Savers do a wee roll for a pound or so that would be enough for an application or two to see it it's the thing for you.

Hope that helps
 

Janne

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Until you see the doc, I would recommend you to do as little as possible as you do not know what damage has been done. I assume you will see a specialist on the 28th? No doubt he wants at least a couple of x-rays and possibly an MRI.
It can be everything from a slightly stretched ligament, over a torn ligament, a detached ligament to a fractured bone.
I would not self exercise or medicate, specially not with pain killers. The perception of pain is your body telling you " dont do this or more damage will happen".
Rest, walk as little as possible. Use crutches to releve the pressure.

Just to put a smile on your face, you look a little bit like a Neanderthal on the photo!
 

Dave

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No problem Janne, Is this revenge because I thought you were a woman?........:)

I think most of us Britons and most other Europeans, are 1-4% Neanderthal. [This naturally rises up to 15% when alcohol is consumed.]

No, Im going to see my GP. Over here it'd take months to get into see a specialist at the moment.
 
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mrcharly

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therabands might be overdoing it - see my comments about pain and 'ripping the darning'.

The therabands come in colours according to strength (difficulty of stretching) which makes them great for graduated physio exercises.

I agree with Janne about pain killers, they can mask injury leading to worse injury. Anti-inflammatories can help healing.
 

Janne

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Dave, :) !

But with those swollen eyebrows you look like the 'stock image' Daily Mail uses in every Neanderthal article.
GP only? I hope your GPis a good, skilled one. I did live for a decade in UK, and see nothing has changed.

People here on Forum are well meaning, but it is never a good idea to give or receive advice over the internet.
More damage can be done.
Ankles are complex mechanisms. Please wait for a diagnosis!
 
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ChrisWebb2020

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Sounds like it could be your achilles to me. Best I can suggest is wait to see what the doctor says on 28th as the wrong advice could exacerbate the issue.

Hope you feel better soon and good to see you seem to have a pretty positive attitude about everything.

Beat of luck, merry Christmas and have a cool yule.

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mick91

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Until you see your doc and get properly 1to1 examined stick to RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Definitely avoid the theraband until you know what's occouring in there. Hope you're healing well Dave mate absolutely appalled at reading this. And as for your assailants to paraphrase Stephen Fry as bishop Melchett "may the yuletide log slip from the fire and burn thier houses down" and id say let Bop drag you most of the way in Sweden ;)
 

Brynglas

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Get a diagnosis first, make sure that the full extent of any damage is known before you start doing to much. Then, as longest as there's no fracture, gentle move entitled, not beyond the point of pain.

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Leshy

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I'm not qualified to give any advice , but i think Mick gives very good advice indeed.
R.I.C.E. is the best you can do for now until you see the quacks.
I sincerely hope that this horrible incident does not impede you from doing your Arctic trip.

I also hope that the fleas of a thousand camels infect the scrotums of the cowardly scumbags that did this to you.

Happy Yule Dave, and may your recovery be a swift one. 👍👍
 

dodss

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+1 for Kinesio tape for ankles.Though I have iced a lot over the years (footballer, marathoner, triathlete, long distance walker) there is a body of opinion now against ice treatment. Evidently although it is an effective painkiller ice reduces the blood supply which is necessary to flush out damaged body cells and renew them. Mr Google will tell you more.
Personally I am not fully convinced, the blood supply is accelerated when icing is stopped and cold water is often available in the hills to stop early stage swelling. The pro sports people seem to be still icing; I think that is on the premise that rehab can start all the quicker once the swelling goes down or reduced in the early stages.
 

chris123

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Some great advice on here. Mine would be to wait for the quack. I've needed some rehab over the years and always found water to help. Walking around in a swimming pool will take a lot of weight off the joints.

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