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Re: Medical question

Post by crystalball » Fri Apr 23, 2010 22:58

Thanks for all the advice and good wishes the other day, everyone. I was well looked-after in the end and I'm feeling a bit better now. Thankyou. x

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Re: Medical question

Post by Carys » Sat Apr 24, 2010 08:14

So glad you're feeling better! And in time for the disco, too!

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Re: Medical question

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Apr 27, 2010 13:19

What should one do if it appears that one's ankle is bodged up? MY foot became painful and bruised and swollen last week. The swelling and bruising seems to have have gone, but I still can't really move my toes or walk properly, and it's painful. Not the worst pain in the world, but more than I'd like to live with.

I'mnot the biggest fan of doctors, and I really, really, really don't want to spend and entire fucking day at a&e to besent home with a bandage, some paracetamol and the advice that I should keep my foot elevated.

It's been a week and I want to ride my bloody bike in the sodding sunshine. SO I'm thinking it'd be good if someone had some advice? Preferably that a) I should drink through it, or b) that it should be amputated and you're willing to perform the prodedure (and buy me some booze).

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Re: Medical question

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 13:25

i hurt my foot a while ago and it took bloody ages to stop hurting. it was really painful to walk on and i was convinced it had been fractured. i think feet take a long time to heal.

really unless it was broken or seriously fractured (which youd know about) all they will do is bandage it up. you can pick up special ankle supports for a few quid from boots that ive used in the past and just give a bit of extra help.

sorry if thats not much help.
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Re: Medical question

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Apr 27, 2010 13:30

caramarydaisy wrote:i hurt my foot a while ago and it took bloody ages to stop hurting. it was really painful to walk on and i was convinced it had been fractured. i think feet take a long time to heal.

really unless it was broken or seriously fractured (which youd know about) all they will do is bandage it up. you can pick up special ankle supports for a few quid from boots that ive used in the past and just give a bit of extra help.

sorry if thats not much help.
It's definitely not fractured. Well, I don't think so.That said, when I broke my other foot It took me 2days to get it sorted. But it was way more swollen than this one.

I wanna ride my bike, this is BULLSHIT.

Thanks Cara, I might look into one of those ankle supports.

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Sixteen quid? I'll have to wait til dole day :-(
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Re: Medical question

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 14:14

roundbitsofplastic wrote:
It's definitely not fractured. Well, I don't think so.That said, when I broke my other foot It took me 2days to get it sorted. But it was way more swollen than this one.

I wanna ride my bike, this is BULLSHIT.

Thanks Cara, I might look into one of those ankle supports.

EDIT

Sixteen quid? I'll have to wait til dole day :-(

im sure you can get cheaper boots own brand type ones!
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Re: Medical question

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 14:16

i said OK! the wind said no

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Re: Medical question

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Apr 27, 2010 15:32

I've probably got some of that lying around somewhere. I should try to dig it out before I go splashin the cash.

I spent all afternoon last week cleaning my bike chain and haven't been able to use my bike since. NO FAIR.
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Re: Medical question

Post by humblebee » Mon May 12, 2014 19:55

Pain in my wrist since Friday afternoon at work. Spreading to above the elbow. What is it, Anorak? Will I ever be able to make a half-arsed pretence of being able to play guitar again?

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Re: Medical question

Post by knibbles » Mon May 12, 2014 20:12

humblebee wrote:Pain in my wrist since Friday afternoon at work. Spreading to above the elbow. What is it, Anorak? Will I ever be able to make a half-arsed pretence of being able to play guitar again?
Is it sharp and shooting pain, Pete? If it is, it might be carpal tunnel/nerve impingement. I guess you spend a lot of the day tapping at a keyboard which can trigger it. If it's more an achey pain, it might be tendonitis, but that's unlikely if it's going far above your elbow, unless you've managed to bugger up more than one tendon.
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Post by humblebee » Mon May 12, 2014 20:27

It's more sharpy shooty than achey, yeah.

Hmm.

I never get to do any bloody writing at work these days, mind. I only need to use my right while I'm deleting pointless emails and failing to arrange meetings.

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Re: Medical question

Post by knibbles » Mon May 12, 2014 21:34

humblebee wrote:It's more sharpy shooty than achey, yeah.

Hmm.

I never get to do any bloody writing at work these days, mind. I only need to use my right while I'm deleting pointless emails and failing to arrange meetings.
Oh dear, it's not the easiest thing to treat if it is a nerve entrapment. I hope it goes away soon. Might be worth paying particular attention to what activity or movement you are doing when it's worst, to try and identify what might be causing it and then, erm, stop doing it for a while.

Movelat gel in the area might be worth trying, although if it is a true nerve entrapment rather than RSI, that won't work on nerve pain. Not sure what else to suggest, here's the best thing to google if you want to get some more info:

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=nerve+entra ... +and+wrist+
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Re: Medical question

Post by humblebee » Mon May 12, 2014 22:22

Thankyou ever so much - I will have a look and see how it feels tomorrow. It sort of goes from quite bad to OK quite quickly. Been controlling the pain with ibuprofen so far. Works quite well. But yeah, I'll check out the search. Ta again x

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