I can't feel my foot...

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    barb Guest

    barb, Aug 15, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    The first time I hit a curb with my foot, the pain was intense and I
    didn't want to look
    to see if my foot was dangling at a strange angle or missing. It
    wasn't even bruised
    and I didn't feel anything the next day.

    But the stories about this incident in Japan are contradictory. One
    says the pain was excruciating, another says he couldn't feel his leg.

    I wonder if he was using a drug such as crystal meth and the drug kept
    him going
    until he realized something was really, really wrong with his leg.
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 15, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    I had a similar but less drastic experience when I tore my ACL a number
    of years back. I parked the bike and dismounted, but when I tried to
    stand on both feet I found that my left leg wouldn't support half my
    weight.

    The immediate impact of trauma is an adrenaline rush that numbs the
    injured parts. The pain comes through later.

    Rich, Urban Biker
     
    Rich, Aug 16, 2007
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  4. It also turns your good judgement to sh*t. I've seen
    an injured rider with a greenish complexion and a
    little trickle of blood coming out of his helmet arguing
    with friends "No really, I feel fine. Seriously".

    We finally talked him into sitting down and waiting
    for the paramedics to pack him off to the hospital
    for his very obvious concussion.

    Never trust a victim's judgement right after an accident.
    Sit them or yourself down to calm down and take
    stock of the situation for a few minutes and avoid making
    things worse.
     
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Aug 16, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    OUCH! How did you do that? How did you recover from that? I strained my
    MCL from playing hockey and it took months to recover. :(
    I can imagine feeling such pain, but I hope that after a while I'd
    notice that the rear brake wasn't working any more. }: (
     
    Timberwoof, Aug 16, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    And "ACL" is an acronym for what?
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 16, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    Another mysterious acronym... :-/
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 16, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    Thanks for your answer.

    Acronyms save time for professionals who would otherwise frequently
    need to write several polysyllabic words, but when acronyms are thrown
    into casual communications they can be baffling.
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 16, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    Sorry about that. MCL means Medial Collateral Ligament. Is that better?
    Thought not. It's the ligament that connects the femur to the tibia on
    the inside. Oh. Let me try again. It's a long tough inelastic strap that
    connects the upper gel bone to the main lower leg bone on the inside.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Knee_diagram.png
    That's a right knee painfully stretched out.
     
    Timberwoof, Aug 16, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    Thanks. I am painfully (both mentally and physically) learning the
    names of the various muscles and tendons involved with the knee joint.

    The human knee joint either proves that the Intelligent Designer does
    not exist or that She is a sadist. ;-)

    I recently strained my lateral collateral ligament (LCL) while trying
    to walk across a dry stream bed

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d7/Varus.jpg/190px-Varus.jpg

    My leg doesn't look as bad as the photo, but that bulge is present on
    the inside of the knee. It's gradually healing.
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 16, 2007
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    barb Guest

    There's one of the Forbidden Curses from Harry Potter right there...
    The Cruciatus Curse.

    Well named. Twisted that puppy once and I have never experienced such
    pain before or since. Nearly puked, it was that bad.

    --
    barb "Cruiciatus Mollusca!"
    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

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    barb, Aug 16, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Anterior crucial ligament, IIRC.
     
    Rich, Aug 17, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    Cruciate, as in cross-shaped. Those ligaments are all crucial! :)
     
    Timberwoof, Aug 17, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    I'd like to have a word with Her. I'm nut sure whether I want to use my
    hockey stick or a baseball bat.
    Ouch! I didn't know it could do that and not tear.
     
    Timberwoof, Aug 17, 2007
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    Rhiannon Guest

    Shouldn't there at least be a warning label attached to a person's
    knee, warning her to never attempt to bend it at 90 degrees to the
    normal plane of flexure,
    excessively twist, or hyperextend it?
     
    Rhiannon, Aug 18, 2007
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    barb Guest

    There should be a warning on rotator cuffs, elbones, wrists, thumbs,
    ankles, knees, and toes.

    Furthermore, brains should come with an owner's manual...and not in
    Chinglish!


    --
    barb "You and your forebrain, a basic guide"
    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

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    barb, Aug 18, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    How about Engrish?
    http://www.engrish.com/
     
    Timberwoof, Aug 18, 2007
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  18. I remember when I read that article in the news last week, I was reminded of
    the strong bond of Japanese group think, which is naturally enhanced by the
    group riding experience--
    oops!/loss of control/minor contact/but I'm still riding/got to keep up with
    the group/damn shifter doesn't work/feel wierd and off balance/whew we're
    finally slowing down, let me look down there oh Holy Miso! Hope group
    doesn't notice the inconveinence........
     
    mentALEXcersize, Aug 19, 2007
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    Morrgaine Guest

    Haragei?

    Wakarimashita.
     
    Morrgaine, Aug 19, 2007
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