Thursday, May 10, 2012

R.I.C.E.

I am no stranger to sprained ankles. Both my ankles have experienced their fair share of sprains over the course of my life and it's to be expected when you've spent most of your time on earth running, jumping, and doing all sorts of ankle jeopardizing activities. So, the fact that I've been nursing a slightly sprained ankle for the past couple of days is no surprise. What is a surprise though, is I have absolutely no idea how I hurt it. Not only that, I've only ever sprained the outside of my ankle, and this time I managed to do the opposite. The whole thing is quite strange and perplexing and I'm almost certain that one of my competitors has a secret voodoo doll with my face attached and has been poking me with pins in the ankle region. It's either that, or I've been sleep bounding and not knowing it.

Whatever the case, I have been prescribed the most ancient and annoying of all remedies… R.I.C.E. For those of you that spent your childhood playing piano and dissecting frogs, you may not be familiar with this, but it stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. This kind of treatment bothers a person like me tremendously and I end up feeling like a helpless caged animal. Yesterday, I tried to add my own twist to it and include med ball throws, bench press, leg press, core circuit, and bike, but in the end the swelling ended up increasing instead of decreasing, and that's not really what I was after. So, today I will follow it a little closer and hope that this little niggle disappears as quickly and as miraculously as it appeared in the first place.

And if you are reading this and you are the one with the voodoo doll, PLEASE STOP!

4 comments:

jasmine Star said...

praying for you!!

karathrowsjavelin said...

I'm LOLing at "sleep bounding." Feel better! My experience with mysterious injuries is that this will all be over soon. miss ya :)

DCLee said...

If you need a few days of rest and can drive try this. You should travel up the coast about 90 minutes and visit a place called Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach. The beaches are fantastic! Grab a good book and R.I.C.E. on the beach. I cured many sprained ankles R.I.C.E.S.ing on the beach and really recommend it. The S. stands for salt water (-; If you go go make sure to visit the Palace Saloon downtown and eat at the Crab Trap if you like Seafood and try Fantastic Fudge downtown if you are on a cheat day and can have ice cream! Fernandina is a relaxing quiet town despite the tourism.

Anonymous said...

I know how yo sprained it.... You were gliding to park your scooter and took the force on your ankle. We riders do it all the time. Learn to let the scoote stop before trying to take the laod on your ankles. OR get rid of the thing. I'm still praying and hope you sell that thing and get a old car and some reasoning...
Still luv ya though.