Thursday, August 04, 2005

Leg update. Heartbreak hill here I come

The physio recomended seeing a Dr and getting an xray/bone scan done.

I saw a DR tonight who pushed my fibula hard and told me that no way did I have a stress fracture. This Dr has no fibula after having it removed years ago apparently. Nice scar.

He said what I have is probably an oedema.

Oedema means that too much fluid, mainly water, has accumulated in the body. The term comes from a Greek word meaning ‘a swollen condition’.
The accumulation of fluid may be in a particular location or it may be in several places in the body.

So it's back to lots of hot and cold to try and get rid of the swelling and a long taper for C2S for me to be on the safe side.

I knew myself the pain couldn't be bad enough to be a break, but it just looks horridly swollen like a really bad rolled ankle.

You may see me at a race before C2S, depends on how I am feeling. Good news anyway.

Thanks everyone for your concern.

3 comments:

Horrie said...

That's good news Flake. I'm still looking forward to seeing you and MPHaz on the floor at the pub afterwards.

Gnscon said...

If it makes you feel any better, when I had my stress fracture there was no visible evidence of it. ie no swelling, bruising etc... So in my layman's knowledge a SF doesn't usually cause swelling/bruising.

A break however will probably cause swelling. But if you apply direct pressure onto the bone and not jump through the roof with pain it's unlikely to be a bone issue.

Blue Dog's Mum said...

Glad you are on the mend it seems 'Flake.

My son looks forward to squaring up the ledger with you sooner rather than later.

Cheerio for now.