Come fall you can frequently find me in front of the TV on a Sunday afternoon watching football. From time-to-time you’ll see a wide receiver land awkwardly. I have gained a new appreciation for their toughness when I watch them “walk it off”. Last Sunday I sprained my ankle while trying to re-hide a cache that was hidden just a little bit higher than my arms would reach.
Luckily we were not far from the car when it happened. I was able to walk to the car under my own power but only barely. I was surprised to realize that I was experiencing a little bit of shock. I got the shivers and felt like being sick. I haven’t been to the doctor yet so at this point I’m assuming it’s just a sprain. In researching treatment for this kind of injury I found this great page on treating an sprained ankle. It can take more than a year for a severe sprain to heal!
I’ll be doing two things as soon as I’m mobile:
- buying hiking boots, not shoes
- buying a folding splint and ice pack to carry in my backpack