yesterday morning I over stretched my ankle reaching to hard for something out of reach. there was an awful pain and burning, and I could not and cannot walk on my right heel. but I didn't tear or blow my achilles. I did do something, though. there is a knot the size of a pea under the skin on the outside of my heel about where the far corner of the achilles tendon attaches per drawings I've checked. my foot is swollen and a bit numb. I can flex my foot somewhat, my calf muscles work fine, but the heel's just as mad as can be.
what did I do and how do I care for it...and how long will it take to heal it?
I did "walk" on it at first, I was out in the garage and had to get to the living room, but it was a mix of tiptoe hobble/one leg hopping to get there. I was wearing thick boots and am not ill in any form so I know it isn't a spider bite (too cold here still for spiders in most cases, anyway).
I'm staying off of it, acquired some crutches and crawl on hands and knees as needed and let it dangle in case it is tendon damage so it has an opportunity to re-attach. also I'm leaving it out in the cold air to keep the swelling down. right now we have a chinook going through so it's plenty cold.
but Spring is on it's way and there's a ton of stuff to do, so I am eager to recover quickly. behaving myself, staying put and not doing much other than poke at the computer, but restless, so hopefully it won't take a long time to heal.
any comments will be helpful. I've never had this type of injury, and have dense bones, so I'm not used at all to being layed up. I know better than pushing it. I'm no spring chicken, so I'm being good...
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