Tag: fracture

My Relationship with Pain

Remember that saying "No pain, no gain?" that was touted in the heyday of the fitness gym where it was suggested if your workouts didn't result in pain, you weren't trying hard enough and wouldn't benefit as much as you could? There were similar thoughts in the massage and Rolfing worlds, where it was believed deep tissue work that hurt was the only thing that would result in lasting change. Luckily things have taken a turn in both worlds (although there are certainly holdouts amongst both p

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Broken Ankle! (or Here We Go Again)

So most of you know by now, on July 19 during a MovNat class, I took a wrong step and ended up breaking my tibia in two places, and fibula in one (called a tri-malleolar fracture) and dislocated my talus (the upper most bone in the foot which fits snugly between the two aforementioned bones). Just in case you think MovNat is to blame, this was not during a guided portion of the class, we were simply walking from one spot in the park to another. I was going down a hill on a slant and the supe

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Elbow Rehab – and some thoughts on pain

[caption id="attachment_1874" align="aligncenter" width="504"] The chip can be seen on the right side, the slightly darker area on the small bone on the right (the radius) is the broken area, with the chip and a crack.[/caption] It’s been 4 weeks since the fall that ended in a radial head fracture. It’s frustrating having limitations to movement, when you are used to moving. One of the most frustrating things is having to put my hanging practice on hold. Maybe it’s just my imagination b

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I Broke My Arm

Some images may be unpleasant, there is no blood or actual broken skin, but there is bruising. THE INJURY On Jan. 16 I fell on some hidden snow covered ice and landed hard on my arm. As I lay there in the snow, unable to move, I had this realization that things had changed. I finally managed to scramble to my feet and edge my way to a fence and along the fence. I was on my way to pick up an order from my farm CSA, which is about 2.5km from home. My arm hurt, a lot, but I kept going, met th

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