had an injury 2 years back

Singapore
June 16, 2010 11:37pm CST
I was attending this Christmas party in 2008, as I was hurrying along the stairs I tripped. I felt pain in my foot which has started to swell. I didn't go to the doctors but just went home and applied some oil. I limped to work after a few days thinking that it was just a sprain and nothing else. As long as I keep walking and applying oil, it will heal. That was my major mistake! It did nothing but became more painful and swollen. I then went for an x-ray and found out I had a fracture. What a silly thing I have done and I had to spend 2 months at home. After 2 months, my cast was taken off, I was told my bones were healed but I was still limping a bit. I thought it would improve after a while but it didn't. Amazingly, someone introduced a chinese doctor to me, she asked me to catwalk for her, told me some ligament or somewhere was loose, gave me a massage and some oil and I was healed in a week. Now I'm walking perfectly, but I'm always extra careful on the stairs. Just like to share this experience with you because it's quite a major event in my life.
7 responses
@slovenc1 (2091)
• Slovenia
17 Jun 10
Fortunately something like that didn't happen to me yet but my girlfriend has problems with her knees so where can i find that doctor? My bother was "drunk driving" with bicycle and this girl jumped in front of him and he fell and broke his collarbone. Instead of calling ambulance or someone to help him he went home with his bike and than he had to stay in bed for more than 2 months. I guess his actions didn't really make things worse but it's always better to go to the doctor than not going. Or is it? Here we wait for doctors for more than one hour even if we have an appointment Thanks for sharing, one step and you're done for months. I can imagine the next second wishing you'd just be more careful but as they say s*** happens! Good luck in future
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
Did your girlfriend hurt herself before? Or is it just wear and tear? Try glucosamine, I heard it builds up cartilage in the knees. I sometimes avoid walking the stairs because it's not good for the knees, and jogging too.
@slovenc1 (2091)
• Slovenia
19 Jun 10
She got pushed out of the bus by an old lady once and that wasn't the only time she hurt herself. I'll look in local pharmacy for glucosamine even if i don't really believe in pills. Thank you for your advice
• Singapore
20 Jun 10
Having an old injury she might easily hurt some part again and again. She need to be extra careful of her knees I think, in case it might turn into rheumatism.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
17 Jun 10
I'm glad to hear you have been absolutely healed. It's difficult to heal limping absolutely, Chinese medicine sometimes can be more useful. I have a similar experience. Two years ago, when I was enjoying my winter holiday, half of my face was not able to move abruptly. I didn't pay attention to that and thought it's only because I ate too many melon seeds and the pepper made my month numb. Five days passed, when I realized the condition was not simple like I thought, the best opportunity had gone away, and I had to stay in the hospital for a month - Doctor said if I went to hospital a little earlier, it could be healed in less than one week.
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
qianyun, I'm sorry to hear about this. My friend had a similar incident like you, it's like a paralysis of the face, she also took several weeks to recover. I guess it was quite uncomfortable for you since you cannot move some of the face muscles. Take care and be more alert next time.
• United States
17 Jun 10
was it caused by a stroke or something??? That would be alarming.
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
There are 2 main reasons: tiredness and cramps due to the cold. Other causes include pressing of nerves due to a wrong positioning in the neck bones or virus attack. Treatment includes acupunture, creams, food therapy and massage.
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
17 Jun 10
I had my knee replaced a year ago and find that I still tend to expect it to hurt when I walk as well. I still walk a bit gingerly even though it hasn't hurt in months. :) It's funny how something like that will become a habit and your brain thinks it's not gone when it is. :)
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
So it has become a psychological problem? How about telling yourself that you can walk perfectly, would that work?
• United States
18 Jun 10
It's like the echo feelings amputees have. Eventually it will go away but in the meantime the brain has been conditioned to the pain so it'll take a while for the pain response to stop. It just takes time.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
I limp sometimes and that's because of my knees. Have gone to lots of doctors and physios except surgery. Thought surgery would be my last option. Works only temporarily. Seriously thinking of traditional chinese medicines, TCM, or a practitioner. Thanks for the topic.
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
I can recommend you my doctor if you like to try. Just pm me.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
Great! Thanks!
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 10
haha! i don't think you should only be extra careful on the stairs, but if it happens again accidentally in the future then you should go to the doctor straight away as well..:-) i'm glad that you were actually been introduced to the Chinese doctor, because imagine what could have happened then if you didn't.
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
I'll probably still be limping and it may affect me badly in years to come. I have since introduced the Chinese doctor to many of my friends who had some complaints here and there.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
i'm glad your doing fine now. we should be careful specially when we are on stairs cause we can never tell when accidents come.
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
Thanks, I always walk a bit more slowly now on the staircase. We like to wear sandals and open-toed shoes here and these were so flimsy. I have seen many people slipped, tripped or just simply had one shoe stuck on the ground and she lurged forward. I always feel terrible when I saw that.
@mrcol1010 (209)
• United States
17 Jun 10
I thank you for sharing this experience, because it has taught me 2 things. 1) Be careful on stairs. 2)Dont trust doctors! :D
• Singapore
17 Jun 10
Stop me from exercises and lots of things 'cause I was on crutches :(