lynnheff 12:03am Oct 18 2016
I am so sorry you had to experience this! I don't know what the rest of the responses have been yet bc I haven't clicked them, but I do know that today I went to the ER for what I thought was further damage, and I'll have to say... literally just being there, made my foot hurt! I think it's the anxiety of hurting it further that really contributes.
Also, aggravation, creates swelling, which pushes on the area that was already hurt. You potentially didn't hurt it further, just the swelling went up again. Take a advil (or alive or whatever your dr. will approve for swelling), ice it! (20 mins on and 20 mins off), and elevate. This process will take 24 hours or more to get you back to where you were before the aggravation (i.e. Your *Silly* husband just trying to help).
Side note..... why does everyone freak out when we drop our crutches?? I have almost lost it with my mom seriously FREAKING out when I drop my crutches, but it's just a part of having them.... they fall! I'm not the one falling... they are! Bc they are the devil's work! =P anyway... just a thought.
Hope you are feeling better! <3
Nikki Blake wrote:
> Hi Kiwi Tony,
> Hope you are doing ok.
> Just wanted some advice. Last night my stupid husband bent
> down to pick my crutches up for me but as he did so for some
> ridiculous reason that I don't understand he put his other
> hand down on top of my fractured foot (at this time I had the
> front plate off of the Aircast and it was open) and lent
> quite heavily on it as he bent down, right in the area of the
> fractures. I had immediate severe sick making pain in my foot
> and ankle, which was to be expected, but the pain has only
> eased very slightly since and that was 12 hours ago. I have
> been in bed since then and will probably be in bed all day in
> an attempt to ease the pain. Any movement of my lower leg
> just makes the pain worse. I am really worried it has done
> further damage. I don't want to go to hospital and waste
> their time if it's just settling down again so seeking any
> thoughts or advice. Just really worried.
> "Where there is a will, there is a way."
"Where there is a will, there is a way."