Yeah, I know I'm whining, but ...

Yeah, I know I'm whining, but ...

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    Yeah, I know I'm whining, but ...

    I think this group will be sympathetic.

    With the current ammo scarcity, range time has been pretty limited. At least I still have my fitness routine: weightlifting, self-defense training (Krav Maga), and physical conditioning.

    Oh wait, grade 3 ankle sprain!

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    Ouch. Well, credit where credit is due - you did a thorough job on it. No half measures involved there.
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    That brings back memories. I was about 20 when I took a small jump. Heard a pop, then excruciating pain. So bad I couldn't even yell. I just managed to utter some primeval grunts and crawled across the floor in a random direction. And yes, the pain was so bad that for a fleeting moment, right when it happened, my vision went black and I saw dots of light, and when my vision returned I was on the floor.

    I had pools of blood in my ankle just like you.

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    I have a picture and my foot looks just like yours. I rolled my ankle chasing a BG, 3 weeks off work and a month of desk duty later I was good to go. I would recommend an air cast to keep from straining it while it heals. Made a huge difference for me.... post another pic when it turns green.... it looks like you have a zombie foot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    I hope you're a youngern, a body heals slower the older it gets..... Good luck!
    Unfortunately not: 48

    Bruises and scrapes seem to take a lot longer to go away these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco64 View Post
    Unfortunately not: 48

    Bruises and scrapes seem to take a lot longer to go away these days.
    Hate to break the news to you, that ankle will never be the same. I had a severe sprain to my left ankle 50+ years ago. To this day it is still weaker than the other.
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    Been there, done that, twice. Once leaving the mat to do something I didn't do very well and landed on my left foot, and it folded like a cheap suit. Again getting off a machine in the winter, jumped off next to a curb that was covered with snow, didn't see it, landed on the right foot, and the rest is too painful to remember. I feel your pain.
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    Krav Maga training.... Was this the aftermath of a heel hook gone wrong?
    Just kidding, What happened?
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    Ouch! Best to the quickest of recovery.

    Had a couple of team mates that messed up the foot and ankle bones so badly on poor PLFs that they had them fused (fixed in place) to stay on active duty. Was really hard not to chuckle at us as a group, when on PT runs, as they would hop along, more than they ran. But they stayed on active duty, continued to be in a jump status and did earn retirements.

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    I did Krav for about a year. I had to quit. I could not take the injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Hate to break the news to you, that ankle will never be the same. I had a severe sprain to my left ankle 50+ years ago. To this day it is still weaker than the other.
    That's my biggest concern with the injury right now. Fortunately, my doctor referred me to the orthopedist/ankle specialist who's apparently the go-to guy for the local university and high school sports teams, so I'm optimistic I have a good chance of getting back in fighting shape. I'll probably wear a brace while training to help avoid re-injuring since I know the risk goes up once it's injured.

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    Krav Maga training.... Was this the aftermath of a heel hook gone wrong?
    Just kidding, What happened?
    In addition to the wrestling mat we normally work on, we had two extra 4x4 mats stacked to practice fall-breaks. The drill was: get knocked down from behind (forward fall-break), flip onto your back and fight the attacker off with front kicks from the ground to knock the attacker back, do a "ground get-up" at which point your attacker is coming at you again, do a front-kick-to-a-vertical-target to knock him back again, press the counter-attack from there.

    My training partner probably had 40 pounds on me. After I got up and did the front kick I didn't knock him back very far, so I brought my right foot back to land in my fighting stance intending to burst forward (instead of right foot forward if I had knocked him back a good distance). When I landed, my right foot landed on the edge of the stacked mats and rolled it completely under (see "inversion sprain" ).

    Despite the injury, I highly recommend anyone who's capable take some sort of self-defense training and practice it regularly, and stay in the best physical shape you can. Even though most of us carry, we still may be "fighting to the gun". If you don't have the basics of defending yourself down and have a decent amount of strength and stamina, you may not ever get to the gun. Additionally, the more physically capable you are, the harder time you may have justifying a defensive gun use. You don't want it to be the only tool in your toolbox if you can help it. "If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail".
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    Injuries like that can take longer to heal that fractures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    Injuries like that can take longer to heal that fractures.
    Yes, they can. BTDT, on a couple occasions. Oh, to take back those two days (different appendages). Am still feeling the effects, 30+ years on. The little stuff, these days, takes far longer. Body ain't quite in "young pup" repair mode, these days.
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