Strange and unusual ways to get an injury
All my injuries seem to be quite random, not so much embarassing, but random all the same!
I had a stress fracture, it was on my tibia (lower leg, inside of). I did not get this from running, I did not get this from jumping around like a maniac in circuit classes, I got this from doing an abs class where we had to do 'donkey kicks'. (This is where you are on all 4s: knees and hands, face down, back flat in a line limbs at right angles, you kick one leg upwards to the sky whilst maintaining balance on the other limbs). I felt something was too tight but I just kept kicking. I swapped legs and the pain/tearing feeling didn't go. That pain was too much to walk on and infact did not go away for a long while, and after many pointless and even harmful appointments I was diagnosed by a bone scan which told me I had a stress fracture all along!
I did sprain my ankle twice, both times AFTER a gym session. The first time as a result of an idiot leaving the top of a bottle cap on the stairs for a tube station. It was shoulder-to-shoulder so no one could see their feet, I slipped on the cap and my foot landed straight onto the side, ankle swelled up like a balloon and took about 2 months to heal properly by sensation and a further 2 for all the swelling to go down. A few months after that I sprained it again, walking to go to the changing rooms in the gym I saw a bin and my head and upper body were moving towards the bin to throw away the tiisues I had, my legs however had other ideas. Combine this with a ledge I'd have otherwise noticed to walk properly over...I slipped over the side and bang! Gone again!
The other injuries I have are all due to time worn joints and came on over time rather then anything else. I guess I've been lucky as in the past I've not fallen and broken anything or tripped and done something embarassing, I like this thread, its starting to make me feel a bit like I am infact coordinated (which I know is wrong because I'm always walking into things!)
UltraCas, hope the squirrel fared better then your head (sorry- I'll bet your tierd of hearing people worry over the squirrel's longevity!)
Was thinking also about some of the random accidents I seem to have- normally purely accidental but also mixed with clumsiness: was putting an empty plate and cutlary into the kitchen sink but slipped about 2m away from the sink. The fork I had been using flipped up as I tripped and fell down, landed in the sink on top of another bowl which had a spoon in and smashed the bowl. It knocked the spoon which also moved suddenly enough to smash a delicate crystal glass on the side next to the sink (irnonicly I didn't put the glass in the sink because they tend to get smashed that way). The sppon/glass (wasn't sure which) knocked over a half empty cup of tea which fell then rolled onto the floor and lost its handle. Not happy!
It was so random though it really sticks in my mind. I break a lot of things because I am so clumsy but none have bettered that!
Sunluvva wrote (see)
You sound like my sister Jennn, she is soooo clumsy, always crashing and banging into things!
I learnt this year that I am hypermobile (or have hypermobility in my spine) I always used to describe myself as 'clumsy' to my friends who at a girls school, love to over-think things and were sure for a while it was code for domestic abuse! (It really wasn't and within a few years of my company they could see this for themselves!) I have read sites on hypermobility and apparently being 'clumsy' is one of the side effects. Something about not having your brain fully coordinate with the unusual extensions and so not being fully in control of your own body because the joints are so lose. Apparently its something you can learn though just like you can lean any new skill.
I think calling it clumsy though makes more sense when your explaining to someone else why its not a good idea you become a waitress...
I won't let my sister see that post, she'll start using that as an excuse when the truth is she doesn't think first and rushes into everything like a bull in a china shop!I think my ankles might be 'hypermobile' though - I'm always spraining them and did it literally tripping over a matchstick once!
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