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6 months post- ankle injury, and I need help!

In January of this year, I suffered a really, really severe 3rd degree sprain of my left ankle. I asked this question back in March, and y'all gave me a bunch of great advice. Hopefully you have some more, because I'm struggling to adjust to my new weak-ankled life. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Aug 4, 2016 - 23 answers

Rolled ankle, wanting to run

Before leaving for vacation last week (9 days ago), I rolled my ankle playing football. Details are inside, but I probably didn't rest as much as I should've. I'd like to start my Couch to 5K running regimen back up, but I'm obviously nervous about prolonging or re-injuring. When can I feel secure in getting back to running? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jul 10, 2016 - 8 answers

How can I best deal with a severe ankle sprain and associated recovery?

About a month ago, I had a mishap on some stairs and ended up with a third-degree sprain of my left ankle. I've got what is apparently a very long recovery ahead of me, and I'm already going insane. I need some tips and tricks to make the next few months more manageable. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Feb 23, 2016 - 25 answers

How can I choose a shoe that will hopefully fit my foot by this Friday?

Almost last minute wedding guest shoe guidance needed, complicated by healing swollen sprained ankle. How can I choose a shoe that will fit my foot by Friday? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Oct 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Staying comfortable with a rotator cuff sprain

I would like to do the above; how? I'm supposed to rest it but not too much. Also, what is a normal amount of wear and tear for a late-30s non-athlete? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Mar 23, 2015 - 8 answers

It's my ankleversary

Sprained my ankle May 2013. It seemed to heal, and now is acting up again. Thoughts? Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Lardmitten on Jun 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Wrist pain two years after the injury--suck it up or get treated?

Two years ago, I sprained or broke my wrist in a classic trip-and-fall on ice. I still have pain, weakness, and impaired use of my wrist. Is this something I should just cope with, or did something fail to heal correctly? [more inside]
posted by librarylis on Jul 15, 2013 - 9 answers

I officially have a bum ankle.

I have sprained my ankle for the second time in three months. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Hand Injury

I fell badly yesterday, and ever since my right hand has been alternating between quite painful and fine. Do I really need to go to the doctor on Easter Sunday? [more inside]
posted by tooloudinhere on Mar 31, 2013 - 7 answers

Is cold compression therapy actually effective?

I'm curious how strong the empirical evidence in support of cold compression therapy for acute injuries truly is. [more inside]
posted by prunes on Feb 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Do I need to address this?

Worth getting an X-ray? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 3, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm Slow Due to a Blow to my Toe. Doh!

Toe injury advice requested from people who are not my doctor. [more inside]
posted by Garm on Apr 11, 2012 - 20 answers

Trying to get on the good foot but this sprain isn't helping

An old foot injury is kicking up. Your advice and experiences wanted. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Is that a bump on your shoulder or are just happy to see me?

Anything I can do to help my shoulder heal from a bad sprain? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Nov 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Which muscle's giving me pain?

Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 answers

What have I done to cause my foot to radiate pain with out a specific incident?

What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Uninsured and injured in NYC

Uninsured and injured in NYC-filter: Where can I get crutches? [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Jan 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Sprained thumb? why so long.

Sprained thumb?- pain and stiffness won't go away. What could it be? Hopefully not a ruptured ligament. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Dec 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Back pain when walking?

After a near lifetime of depression I am finally coming out the other side of it, albeit tentatively. I feel energized enough to start exercising daily as my doctor has advised. Sounds great, eh? The problem? I'm 100lbs overweight and my body is screaming no at me. Help me figure out how to overcome the aches to keep going. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 28, 2010 - 62 answers

25 cm of fresh powder was totally worth it. I hope.

You are not a physiotherapist filter: Did I seriously fuck up my knee? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Apr 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Sore rearend.

Gluteus maximus filter: I know that YANAD, but I think I may have torn or sprained something and I have some important races coming up. [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Oct 9, 2009 - 8 answers

You Are Not My Doctor, PA, Osteopath, Nurse Trainee...

Around how long before the sprain of the top two joints in my finger heals? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jun 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Sprained finger

I sprained my finger, and part of my knuckle looks raised. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by combustibl on Feb 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Why won't my sprained ankle heal?

Why does my sprained ankle still hurt after over a month of rest? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Tongue spasms. Horrible pain. Help!

I regularly sprain my tongue. It happens often enough (and is painful enough) to make me curious about how and why this happens, and if it can be prevented. I have never met anyone else who experiences this. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Wrist pain, very likely a sprain: just watch and wait?

I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit). [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Feb 8, 2008 - 24 answers

Allay my fears of amputation!

What is with these dark spots below my recently sprained ankle? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Apr 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Ankle ow woe

This woman in her twenties gets her left ankle sprained every few months. It's very painful, and she does the ice-compression-elevate thing. She wants to reduce the reoccurance of this without wearing a brace forever. Do you have any advice?
posted by Arcaz Ino on Feb 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Are teachers tougher than students?

When is it appropriate as a teacher to cancel a class due to pain or injury? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jan 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Sprained my Wrist, But I Can Still Use the Internets

Wrist Injury Filter: I sprained my wrist. Help me find an appropriate wrap or treatment. [more inside]
posted by frogan on Jul 6, 2006 - 5 answers

You've got some spraining to do

I sprained my knee a week ago - I can walk on it as of yesterday. Would I be insane to go to a judo class tonight? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Nov 18, 2005 - 11 answers

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