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Injured ligament in foot

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Postby Alamkuh » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:24 pm

May be nervous .
Can rest.
Use of medical shoes...
I hope soon to be good
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Postby John Duffield » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:55 pm

OMG

I don't think there's any way to make this go faster. Do you wear orthotics? When this is over, you might want to see about them, though I think the doctor would've mentioned that.
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Postby surgent » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:01 pm

I did something similar to my ankle, rolling on it during a downhill hike. I had no x-rays but there was a pop and I suspect something got torn in there somewhere. Over 2 months later it is 95% healed but now and then I feel a weakness in it. It feels like it wants to roll again.

I did some test hikes a bit later on easy terrain with my high-top boots tied extra tight ... and even then I had a couple of minor ankle twists and rolls.

I am curious what people think of orthotics. I am considering them.

Also, I have tried a therapy of my own: when standing I will balance on my "bad" foot and in doing so, work the muscles in that ankle and foot, hoping it may mitigate future feelings of weakness and a tendency for the foot to want to turn and roll. It seems to have some positive effect.

Any other ideas? I am sure this problem is quite common!
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Postby John Duffield » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:45 pm

It's easy enough to determine if you need orthotics. Just hack off two or three 2" (5 cm) long pieces of a Dr Scholls foam shoe liner or even about 3/8" (.6 cm) of gauze and tape it with athletic tape to the sole of your insole. You are supporting the arch of your foot. You should feel relief immediately. I felt it walking two blocks from my Podiatrist to the Subway. Wonderful. Gave me all of it back. The hiking, climbing and I now started running at the age of 60.
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Postby TomSellick » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:41 pm

I really screwed my foot up last year - after 6 weeks I could walk normally but I couldn't hike for about 2 months +. I didn't try rock climbing until 4 months later and it was OK, but painful. Occasionally, I step wrong and I can feel hints of pain. I think mine was pretty bad though (50 foot fall).
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Postby BrunoM » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:09 pm

surgent wrote:I did something similar to my ankle, rolling on it during a downhill hike. I had no x-rays but there was a pop and I suspect something got torn in there somewhere. Over 2 months later it is 95% healed but now and then I feel a weakness in it. It feels like it wants to roll again.

I did some test hikes a bit later on easy terrain with my high-top boots tied extra tight ... and even then I had a couple of minor ankle twists and rolls.

I am curious what people think of orthotics. I am considering them.

Also, I have tried a therapy of my own: when standing I will balance on my "bad" foot and in doing so, work the muscles in that ankle and foot, hoping it may mitigate future feelings of weakness and a tendency for the foot to want to turn and roll. It seems to have some positive effect.

Any other ideas? I am sure this problem is quite common!


I'd see a fysiotherapist. I had a similar injury 6 years ago, and it only got worse, every time I go hiking I roll it again...Never did any extra exercises though.
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Postby Cascade Scrambler » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:09 am

surgent wrote:I am curious what people think of orthotics. I am considering them.


For what it's worth, I've had to send my orthotics back two times now to be redone. However, my podiatrist is very much like Dr. Nick Riviera from the Simpsons, and I think he's just doing a poor job of fitting them to my feet. It feels like a deck of playing cards is stuffed under each arch- fairly rectangular, very little curvature. I hate my orthotics so far, and have had better results with Super Feet. I think I'm having an abnormal experience though...
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:40 pm

Lolli wrote:I wikipied "orthotics", didn't get any wiser. An image showed a screw thru the leg...
I google transated it and got "ortoser", which is a nonsense word...

what exactly are you people talking about?
an instep-riser?
a foot-doctor?

it sounds almost as the instep raiser is closest, by the posts?


Soft tissue injuries are a beast to deal with. Yes, the more common "orthotic" being referred to is an insert that goes in your shoe to increase support for your foot. Superfeet is a commercial type that works for many people.

I had severe plantar fasciitis that Superfeet did not help and had to get a custom made insert after working with a podiatrist. Since time is important, I would suggest seeing a podiatrist first and soon rather than experimenting with Superfeet or other remedies. A good foot doctor will get you back on your feet (sorry, couldn't resist. :oops: )
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