Hello world!

May 12, 2008

    My injury occurred at just another typical Sunday game of basketball at the YMCA.  Everything was as usual, a light warm-up, followed by stretching, and a few pregame jump-shots.  A friend of mine called earlier that night and asked if I could sub for his team that evening.  So I hadn’t even planned on playing a lot, or at all.  But as it was, I played and everything was as usual, until a certain, unforgettable moment.  I made a cut to the basket and was about to jump from my right foot, I heard a pop (one that i swear everyone heard but apparently not) and immediately dropped to the floor and grabbed my ankle (or that area).  I knew it wasn’t an ankle but i wasn’t sure what else it could be.  I just quickly diagnosed it as a high ankle sprain to everyone else and limped off the court. 

A few months earlier I was playing basketball and as i was running up the court i felt a pull in my calf area (or what i thought to be the calf area).  Looking back on it now, i must have initially injured my Achilles tendon then.  The symptoms were the same: inability to put pressure on my toes, soreness below the calf and above the ankle, and an obvious limp.  After a few days the minor swelling disappeared and I was walking normally.  A week later i was back running, playing basketball and even lifting weights with my legs.  Everything appeared normal and healthy…until my expensive game of basketball on April 20th, 2008.

3 Responses to “Hello world!”

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  2. daveleft said:

    Hi, Aaron. I had the same expensive game of basketball on April 28. As you read this great site, you’ll realize how many of us are in the same boat and your fellow shipmates here are great. Good luck on your recovery. After the first week post-op, it gets much better.


  3. tennisjunkie said:

    Welcome new member of the club. I tore mine playing tennis on APril 26. This site will become your best friend.

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