Foot injury :(

  • @Lia -- Expect slow recovery says Ruth Anne, my spouse and a former registered nurse. However, the good news from posts I have read elsewhere, and from personal experience, riding a Onewheel can be therapeutic for feet, ankles, and calves -- muscles and ligaments. Take it easy for sure; don't make it any worse than it already is. But lightly using it as you recover is a key to retaining flexibility. And yes, you are right to distract yourself with smiles and whatever entertains you as your body heals!

  • @Lia -- Your streak, too, is impressive; right behind 'fuser'. Unless you are braver than I am at enduring pain, riding today was probably off the docket. But you are legendary in your own right... and I love your videos.

  • @blkwalnutgrwr Ah you see I'm not brave at all regarding pain, but I'm not one to ignore silly ideas.
    I actually just finished riding around my apartment with my knee's on the rear pad and hands on the front. Been doing that for what felt like forever which according to the app equated to 6km apparently.

    Footwise the swelling is there still but the constant pain has lessened significantly. Not enough to walk on without assistance but enough that I can sort of hobble around without the crutches if I have the big clunky foot thing on.

    Thanks for the kind words, this community has been so good and I'm happy to have met yourself and others here on the forum <3

  • @Lia said in Foot injury :(:

    if I have the big clunky foot thing on

    If Billie Eilish can do it!!!

  • Oh, Lia! Poor baby! (Sorry, I don't mean to offend. This is one of our "family lines." If we can't offer anything helpful at least the injured party had earned a hearty and sincere, "Poor Baby!" )

    In this case, I might recommend you look into RedLight Therapy to reduce the swelling and help stimulate recovery. It goes by many names: Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Photobiomodulation, Cold Laser, etc.

    I discovered this useful tool from the Equine world. Brought home a set of lights, years ago, from a horse show ... ran them by my Chiropractor who also offered Red Light therapy in his office and then, basically, stole the lights from my horses to use on me. I have the following products from Photonic Health:

    These days there are many vendors in this same space. Perhaps someone you know might have a Red Light you could borrow for your foot? These things are so good that my two newer handheld lights (the Multi-light and the Pro Gen II) go with me everywhere in my purse. Love my lights and Pad system!

    I really hope you are able to take the time needed to fully heal and regain the strength. {{HUGS!}}

  • Separately, you did a great job with the video! You've got talent! :)

  • And single nettle to boot! Now that is just not fair. Again, Poor Baby!! (Again, I don't mean to offend. This is meant in all kindness and wishing you could have been spared this insult from nature.)

  • @HorsePlay Aha it's fine, thanks for the kind words *hugs*

    I think at this point other than the swelling (and maybe lingering ankle pain) I'm getting better. Never heard of that treatment before but have seen similar stuff that uses IR on the skin. I think my old hair removal thing used IR too.

    Glad you liked the video too :)

  • I was expecting it to take a little longer for me to manage standing on the board again but despite still not being able to actually walk on my foot I managed to actually ride!!!

    By ride I mean doing donuts in my carpet >.>
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  • @Lia A bit crazy, but hilarious!!!

  • @OneDan Just about sums it up nicely~

  • @Lia -- Yes, I had been wondering how you were doing -- ready already to dance I see!

  • @blkwalnutgrwr Looks like it :)

    Wasn't planning on doing it this early but after today's dizzying laps round the room I think I'll be able to float on over to Tesco and do my usual weekly shop.

    Probably good timing too. I can see a noticeable circle in the carpet where I've been rolling round the past few days. So much so it's even cleaned my tyre better than when I used to wash it.

  • @Lia
    Love the video edit. Did not like the ankle roll.... Hope recovery is going well?

  • @LidPhones Thanks :)
    Going surprisingly well, just got back from shopping which involves riding there and back while carrying it all.

    Might have chose one of the worst days to go as yesterday a guy had a brick thrown at his head on a street I take to get there and a convoy of travellers have settled in at one of the other store car parks.

  • @Lia -- Carrying the heavy and awkward XR in and out of your apartment with crutches must be challenging.

  • @blkwalnutgrwr I ditched the crutches in the end, managing to get around with just the boot now thankfully. Had to add some material to the foot of the boot since it's curved which made activating the pads reliably a nightmare.

    Is indeed challenging though getting up and down the stairs. Taking it slow and doing multiple trips up and down with various bits.

  • @Lia -- Eleven days since you threw away the crutches -- how is the healing going? Well, I hope, and not skipping a beat, or missing a day! Easier to ride your XR than walk, probably, is my guess. Be sure to keep us posted of your adventures in healing.

  • @blkwalnutgrwr Funny you ask, today was my first ride without the space boot which was so much better. Couldn't fit my swollen foot in till now (2 weeks 2 days of swol foot D: ).
    Space boot sucked as it had a rounded base so I could never properly activate the pads. I put some rubber feet used for network kit on the heel and toes to help activate but they fell off a lot leading me too as well >.>

    Still swollen and certain foot movements hurt a little but most are fine. Oddly enough having been unable to use it for maneuvering for 2 weeks that foot forgot entirely how to ride. Took about half an hour before it finally started to correct wobbles and terrain shifts.

    Doc wants to check my foot again in 2 weeks, looks like I'll be able to do the 40km ride there and back by OW at this rate :)
    I'm sure they'll be most pleased seeing me pull up on the thing that got me in this situation in the first place lol.

  • First long ride after busting the foot yesterday. Past 3 weeks has been nothing but rain so hopped at the chance to finally break free from the house.
    Still got a lot to get used to again as I could barely manage the last 20km. Was a 66km ride but my phone was dying at 52km so called it quits since the app kills my battery when recording rides.

    Doc said 2 more weeks and I shouldn't feel anymore pain. He did say NOT to play sports etc, I assume this falls into that category but I mean... I feel no pain when riding so assuming I don't fall off again it'll continue to recover.

    So looks like the 6 week estimate was about right. Happy to be back out rolling for more than 30 minutes each day.

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