Hello to all accountants and CPA. I couldn't find no "injury remedy"
newsgroup so I thought I would post it here to see if anybody have any
suggestion since I think accountants and CPAs are well rounded group of
people. I sprained my ankle about 4 months
ago when I slipped on some stairs in the dark when power went out. I
have no pain when I walk or slow
jog. But when I jump, I feel slight pain. Also swelling has gone down
from beginning but it's still swollen after 4 months. I wanted to ask
if anybody have any suggestion or know if something might be wrong. At
this time, I don't have medical insurance and two doctors I've called to
schedule were going to charge me $350 just for a check up so I couldn't
go. Anyone know of any sports injury newsgroup?
For starters, this isn't a sporting injury, unless you consider dark
stairwell climbing a sport.
Next, you didn't get checked out as soon as the injury occurred, so it'll be
difficult to prove that 1) the fall happened at all, and 2) that it was the
cause of any existing injury.
Then you have to be able to point to how the property owner was liable for
the power being out. For any liability to attach, the property owner had to
know about the unlit stairwell and would have to have had time to fix that
But, go to one of the legal newsgroups and see what they say.
Thanks for your prompt response. Actually I have no interest in suing anybody.
Besides it is my fault anyways.. All I care about is my ankle because it hasn't
healed as I hoped. I am just wondering what I can do to heal without seeing a
doctor if it is possible because the doctors are trying to charge me arm and a
leg. I was wondering if anybody had an experience of spraining their ankle
which didn't heal for a long time and what they did about it. Does anybody know
of a "sports injury newsgroup" or "medicine help" or related newsgroup? I
couldn't find it so I just post it here randomly. Thanks alot.
Paul Thomas wrote:
On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 03:05:25 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
At this point in your healing process (or lack thereof), no medical
professional in his/her right mind would give advice over the internet that
would involve keeping you from being examined. The more you wait, the worse
your ankle may get.
Deja Vu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you've been kicked in the
head like this before.
I too sprained my ankle. Unlike you I had excellent medical insurance and
was treated by a physician at the time of the injury. In my case, I sprained
it by kicking an old shoe laying on the sidewalk. Mind you I didn't just
kick it, I really wond up good and socked it a good punt. Having given so
much thought and effort to the windup and delivery, I neglected proper
consideration of the landing, which occured on the street below the sidewalk
from which I originally launched my attack. Not only did my foot land a full
three inches below the starting level of my fabulous shoe thumping, but it
landed on the very edge of a recessed drainage grate with the result being
that my ankle, normally positioned above my foot, continued downward
stopping its downward journey a full 2 and a half inched below the bottom of
my foot which by this time had decided to thwart its devinely designed
purpose of laying sole downwards, and had taken a notion that it should
allow its sole to view the lovely blue sky and bright sunshine above. All of
this happend over twenty five years ago.
To this day that particular ankle remains considerabley larger than the
other, though I would not describe it as swollen. Namely it is not tender or
sore to the touch. Like you I continued to experience "slight pain" during
especially straining activities. Even to this day, if the weather is just
right, if I am unfortuneate enough to twist it again, which it is
considerablely more prone to than the other, or if I stress it by sitting on
it in a peculiar or particular manner, "Sight pain" is still a possibility.
Again, I had very good medical attention.
I personally have a tendency to accumulate excessive scar tissue at the
sight of injuries. Over the years I have experienced other strains, and
sprains, etc.Most still have the potential to add renewed discomfort under
the right set of circumstances. In general the medical advice I have
received relating to these injuries has been to strengthen the muscles
supporting the injured area as much as possible. One orthopedist who treated
my wife for a stress fracture in her thigh recommended the chapter on
injuries in "Galoway's Book on Running" by Jeff Galloway as a good primer on
how to rehabilitate the kind of injury which she, you and I have all
experienced. It sounds to me as if you have regained most functioning in
your ankle. My experience suggests that you should exercise the ankle to
continue to strengthen it, while being carefull not to over tax it.
Swimming, and walking are both excellent activities for this. Listen to the
ankle. Signs that you might be overdoing the strengthening are tenderness
and pain to the touch, true swelling. As with me, one ankle may continue to
be larger than the other for the rest of your life.
I am not a physician, only a fellow member of the walking wounded. Hope my
story provides something of value you can apply in your own recovery. Good
Maine Pots and Pans
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