Now is the time to pay attention to the ankle. Elevate it, above your heart, wrap it with an ice pach & after about 15 minutes, swap the ice for heat,for about 10 minutes ( so the cool slows the infalmation, then, the heat allows the blood flow to increase & haul away the detritus from the injury.) Then, nothing for 15 or 20, then cold again, the heat, then nothing. Pay attention to it, avoid the beer, comforting as it sounds, The NSAIDS arent that good an idea, ( non steroidal anti inflamatories) like Tylenol. An ace wrap, lightly, to h9inder the swelling, not to try to crush it back to proper size. No, I've never been injured!
I may try it, but then I may injure both sides...
Indiana - due to an old injury I find that my right knee can become very painful from time to time, making kickstarting the Bullet very painful. I found that as long as I use the proper drill, it's quite easy to start the bike with my left foot. May be worth a try!Tom
I turned on my ankle tonight, and something clicked.. I will get an xray tomorrow. It now hurts like merry 'ell. If my ankle is broken, the Enfield is for sale - I love the bike, but I will have a weakened ankle for a long time, and I like to ride bikes, not have 'em sitting in the barn because I can't start them. The question, if i have a broken ankle, is do I put the disc brake onto the bike before I sell it, or should I keep it for the Classic I intend to buy in the new year?
If I could stand on my right leg, I would try my left one to kick the bike, but I can't support moving weight with the bad ankle. It is amazing what you use your ankle for - not just for walking or standing - it is used when you work out your abs, and shoulders - I am having to modify my sets to isolate the ankle.. This is getting old really fast, I want to go for a ride....
I haven't found anyway to get my monkey near the kick start, specially since it bit me. (the kickstart, not the monkey.)
Went to the doctor's office today, got looked at by multi angle xrays, and got a nasty shock. "Fractured Talus, Navicular, second Cuneiform,and upper section of the cuboid." Got told I was either hard as nails, or stupid for walking around on it for a week.This means I have a surplus Royal Enfield now. I will have to wait until January to get an electric start machine. The doctor suggests that it will take over three months to get strength back in my ankle, and kick starting a bike will be out for six months or more.
I should have xrayed it sooner, true - but a total horror of things medic makes me seek their help only when I can do nothing else - such philosophy has served me will thus far. The type of fractures suggests that a rapid healing will not occur. immobilizing the joint would do damage to muscle tissue, restricting it as I am doing does not harm to muscle and does not inhibit bone repair. The slow healing of such wounds is more to do with type of fracture, than a slight chance of motion.
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