Near Miss Again

I am a klutz. At nine this morning I tripped over a box a work and felt a pop on the lateral side of my ankle. The pain was an immediate burning sensation with a decrease in mobility. My MD’s office is across the street and they worked me in for a quick check. No major damage, but I am to reduce my physical activity to the level I was at a week ago. Another weekend of elevation, rest, ice….but thankfully, I am still on two feet without crutches. When does this feeling of iminent doom go away? Or the need to search every room for possible hazards go away?


  1. mlaro Said,

    July 16, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    omg … i am not there yet. 4 weeks post op … but i have complete bilateral tear. I am gimping in 2 aircasts and things feel good, but am totally worried and stressing about being out of the boots … popping and and burning are not what I want to feel down there. So no big damage done ? Is this something I should expect?


  2. Stuart Said,

    July 16, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    Know that feeling. Just when you think you are over it in the boot, they go and take it away and put you in shoes and it starts all over again. After a while I think it becomes a natural thing to look for hazards. We do it without knowing. Another good thing comes out of this injury. All jokes aside, I am glad you are OK and your boot did its job protecting your AT.

  3. alice Said,

    July 17, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    My MD said popping is usually a bad thing, but burning is a normal sensation. Popping means either an adhesion has busted or a tendon has torn. Burning is nerve related. He thinks I am ok. I return to PT tomorrow. If the therapist thinks anything has changed, I will insist on a MRI.

    And I have joined the Ambulation Hazard Police club as a life time member. I am especially gifted at spying potential AT dangers….My PT is going to have a hard time getting me to wear 2 shoes tomorrow.

  4. luis Said,

    July 17, 2011 @ 9:01 am


    I have burning sensation all the time, I was very scare initially but then I noticed that they happen even when my injured leg is resting on the bed. I asked my MD about it and He said it is the nerves that are trying to reconnect.

    Good Luck!

  5. mlaro Said,

    July 17, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    yikes … I am soo worried about screwing something up.

    I actually tore both AT’s June 8th …. I know … ultra bad luck. I am 4.5 weeks post op and am healing well I think. I have been FWB in 2 boots since 2.5 weeks and am quite mobile now .. for a duck :o)

    I have been taking a wedge out every 10 days and will be flat in the boot tomorrow. I don’t see my doc for another week and a half. He had said that I should do light flexing ( dorsiflex ) but to be honest I haven’t done much … scared. I have no idea how much to push and when I’ll be doing too much … anyone know how healed an AT is at 4 weeks ? Everyone I’ve talked to were still in a cast at this point.

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