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[Sep. 13th, 2006|08:34 pm]
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Last weekend I tried dancing on the ankle. Ok, bad idea. Stopped dancing when the pain got bad. Today, walking between parts of campus, my ankle threatened to quit. hobbled home for aleve and the aircast. Aleve has somewhat helped, but ankle is still threatening to revolt. Probably should call a doctor about this. Not sure if I call my GP or the specialist, who's name I probably no longer have, 'cause he told me it would be fine, and it was being fine. But god damn it, nine months later and I want to be able to walk, let alone dance!

-grumpy k.

p.s. corrosponding knee and hip are also hurting. probably bad.

[User Picture]From: mikecap
2006-09-14 01:00 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: motomuffin
2006-09-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
Ankles are cranky and tough to heal. It sounds like yours is not gaining enough strength to be able to keep up with the other one. When you're standing around (cooking, puttering, etc.), stand on that foot alone, and do knee-bends to tippy-toe stands (down as far as you can go to up as far as you can go). Walk in sand. Find a half-sphere to balance on that foot on (excuse for a toy-store!). Concentrate on stairs. Stop if it hurts, keep going 'til it feels tired. It's difficult to rehab one foot without gaining more strength in the other; you have to really work to get the weak one caught up. And don't get discouraged; it's typical for rotten ankles to take a year or more to fully heal.

Good luck!
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