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The Hospital Sucks, So I’m Going to 12oz.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Ok, while running from some neighbourhood heroes, I sprained my ankle quite badly. It hurt like hell the next day, but it’s gotten better. It’s been two weeks, and my left ankle is still much bigger than my right. It itches like crazy, and I haven’t been able to run (basketball, the bus, the stairs) ever since.

    My friend told me about this one hockey player’s story about getting a hairline fracture, then going to the hospital one day quite a bit after. The doctor told him that he was lucky he came in, because the fracture had become infected, and they would have had to amputate.

    Those of you with experiences with sprained ankles, could you tell me if this recovery is normal? Also, what can I do to speed up the healing process?
     
  2. KILLACAM

    KILLACAM New Jack

    Joined: Jun 10, 2004 Messages: 70 Likes Received: 0
    goto the doctor if its been that long, but what the hell do i know...if i were you id holler at webmd.com
     
  3. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,008 Likes Received: 523
    over 13 years of skateboarding hasnt helped mine.. torn all the ligiments.
     
  4. DEFCON2.0

    DEFCON2.0 Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 1
    I skaateboard and have been for the last 10 years so ive had my fair share of rolled ankles over time jus keep off of it, keep it iced and if its jus as bad a week from now seek medical attention..............jus my 2cents:king:
     
  5. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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  6. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    dude, you live in canada. health care is free. go to the dr. a sprained ankle might still be tender two weeks later, but it shouldnt still be swollen. that should have been down a week ago.
    i dont know anything about a hairline fracture, infection nonsense, but i know there is still some aggravation going on that shouldnt be.
    just go to the dr. asking us is like asking a tank mechanic which fork you're supposed to use for the salad, and which one you use for the entre.
     
  7. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,008 Likes Received: 523
    they will tell you to go to physio (sp) which will cost you money. but its worth it I never did and im paying for it now
     
  8. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Alright…if anything, I’ll go to the walk-in clinic. The hospitals here are murderous, just as they probably are in many places.
     
  9. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    I have three places on my body that I should be going to physio for, but fuck it. That shit takes time and money.
     
  10. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    my brother fucked his ankly up over 4 months ago. it is STILL swollen. he's been to three different doctors and even had it in a hard cast. apparently he broke some bone off around his ankle...reportedly due to several sprained ankles over a lifetime. he's now wearing some kind of special boot for it.

    typically...itching means that you are healing.
     
  11. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    or that you have crabs.
     
  12. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Well, I guess I can kiss my schoolyard basketball career down the drain. As a matter of fact, I haven’t even done a piece since the sprain. I’m not taking the risk of having to run from beast with this fucked up shit.
     
  13. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,008 Likes Received: 523
    yeah i heard the new crop of elemantry school kids this year is lookin tuff
     
  14. bigpoppa.k

    bigpoppa.k Elite Member

    Joined: May 2, 2001 Messages: 3,150 Likes Received: 17
    i used to skate myself and know the full wrath of sprained ankles...

    back in highschool i walked into gym class on crutches, from one of these sprains, and the teacher looks at me and laughs.
    i sit this class out but about half way through he says to me, "raise your leg. now write out the alphabet in the air with your big toe in small case letters."
    i was like fuck that!! he said if i didn't he would fail me for this course... so I did, twice. It hurt like fuckin hell, but you know what... it worked like a charm. The next day i was semi walking on it and within a week and a half i was running on it.
    Don't just do it once though.. you gotta do it 3 to 4 times a day.

    every sprained ankle i had after that was like nothing after learning that little technique.

    messaging it with your thumbs, hard, even though it might hurt works well as well. It stimulates blood flow to the region for faster repair.
     
  15. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    ^^ respect. I saw a poster at the Ryerson gym that had that technique on it. I’m gonna do it a few times today. Thanks, k.
     
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