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General Chat Thread, I'm just sitting here.... in General; ........because my calf muscle 'popped' during a high level exercise class tonight. It was feeling a bit tight but not ...
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    I'm just sitting here....

    ........because my calf muscle 'popped' during a high level exercise class tonight. It was feeling a bit tight but not too bad and then..bang, it was gone.
    I felt very stupid as the class had to stop. I tried to walk out and couldn't so they got two of the men who work there to carry me out...

    Now I am sitting at home, hurting - thinking of all the work I have to do - I can't remote in and it wouldn't help if I could as the work is not 'get-at-able'
    Last time this happened, about 6 years ago, I managed to drive after a few days but I expect I shouldn't, should I?
    Lots of expletives!!!!!
    Need sympathy
    And some advice - obviously I am icing it etc but what else can I do?

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    Honestly, I'm trying not to laugh......honestly.....

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    Oooooouuuucccchhhh!

    You take it easy and I'll have a beer for you!

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    It is just the calf muscle isn't it not your achilles tendon?
    if it's your calf muscle I did exactly the same thing during a very short lived return to the world of badminton! Crutches for three days and limped for several more, no golf for a couple of weeks an needless to say - no more badminton.
    RICE is the only thing - ooooh and also no more high level exercise classes unless of course there are two men on standby to carry you out!

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    Rest, ice, don't rush it. It'll fix, just give it time, if you get impatient you risk damaging it more. Find a good book at let others run round after you for a couple of days

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    If you are going to use anti-inflammatories, only does so as part of the healing process, not to enable you to hobble about sooner.

    See a physio too ... to make sure you can work your way back in at a comfortable pace.

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    Am feeling your pain, I did something similar earlier this year only I was flying a kite (yes I know!!).

    Work is not the most important thing - your health is! Get well soon xx

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    Oooh ooowww. Your poor thing! {{witch}} <<hugs

    Can't offer any advice other than the RICE thing (not being of the energetic persuasion!). Oh, and keep those two helpful chaps close to hand to carry you around :-))

    Take care.

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    @witch:

    Hot and cold packs every hour as hot and as cold as you can stand.
    Physio told me after sports injuries this is what you have to do and it works.

    Good firm massage after and lots of rest at least 3 days even a week off work with leg elevated and that is doctors orders.

    Forget work it will be there when you get back, the teaching staff wouldn't hesitate at the slightest sign of a sniffle take a week off.

    Its an order or else!! I will have to send the boy's down there to sort you out!! hehe!!

    Get well soon even if it is just to upset @RingOfFlame

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    This is me when my tennis elbow starts giving me hassle:



    That along with some pain killers and I'm in happy valley land.

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    Hope you get better soon witch, take it easy


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    Get well soon even if it is just to upset @RingOfFlame
    Hear Hear!

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    thanks guys
    the hot and cold pack idea is a good one, but as I am on my own and cant do much more than hobble it is a bit difficult to sort that one one ATM.
    I am bored and hungry - and if I am not doing any exercise for a few weeks, I can't afford to eat ANYTHING.
    NOT FAIR

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    You have to love karma.
    ROF: Thats not a nice comment to make when someone has been physically injured is it? now please grow up.

    Ben

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    OUCH.

    I remember last time I tried to swim through cramp of all things. My body punished me with not being able to walk for 2 days after that.

    So is the muscle torn or something even worse?

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