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  • iamsporticus
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    You’ve either ruptured your Achilles or torn a muscle

    That needs either a proper doctor for one or an Internet prescription for a course of MTFU for the other

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Unless you have a history of brittle bones it’s likely to be muscular not skeletal and all A&E are likely to do is tell you to rest it.

    If it were me I’d be taking their likely advice and resting it and if it’s no better in a few days going to see my GP or a physio.

    Resting means: keeping your leg still and not using it to drive, walk etc. Basically sit on the sofa with your leg on a cushion.

    jekkyl
    Member

    hooray legal days off work, booo days off the bike.

    rascal
    Member

    Appreciate there could be a few options here…seeing doc will be one of them.

    Short burst of running for a bus last night and felt inside of right calf ‘go’.
    Instant mega-pain and hobbling. Never happened before. Feels like it’s deep internal and not on the surface. Can’t really put any pressure on it – can’t walk properly at all and in severe pain if I try and walk normally without over compensating with left leg.

    Trying freezing spray and compression bandage at mo – have to drive to work soon so that might be interesting! Do I need X-ray? Not sure what walk-in centre bods will be able to tell me…probably go to A&E all day! That’s biking scuppered for a while 😥

    Anyone had similar joy? 😉

    rascal
    Member

    Jekkyl – little chance of legal days off work.
    Driving in wasn’t a problem…walking is a mare though.
    Will try and stay seated as much as I can – in work.
    If no better in a few days I might get down to docs to get his opinion.
    3rd Weds night bike ride in a row scuppered because of work and now injury – naffed off is an understatement.

    jonnyweale
    Member

    Try googling ‘Simmonds test’, it’s a quick check for your Achilles’ tendon, might help put your mind at ease.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Sounds like a pulled muscle to me.
    If you massage it can you feel a “knot”?

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Max dose Ibuprofen for a few days to bring the inflammation down, take it easy and it will recover in a week or so (if it’s a muscle problem).

    thegreatape
    Member

    [glupton] There’s an awful lot of rubbish being spouted on this thread [/glupton]

    rascal
    Member

    thegreatape – how so? And what’s glupton? 😯

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    I don’t quite understand why you don’t just get down to A&E.

    Asking people on a forum is of no use whatsoever.
    Without someone who knows what they are doing have a physical look at it any advice is pointless.

    If it were me I would head straight to A&E and get in the queue. You will soon find out if it serious, and if it is you’re in the right place – if not then they will tell you what to do.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Don’t go to A&E.

    Visit your GP.

    It may have been an accident but it’s not an emergency.

    towzer
    Member

    go to the doc, if it’s an achilles it may require med attention

    I did exactly the same about a month ago (jogging across hockey pitch I felt something hit me on the back of the leg, then I had to sit down), it was actually my muscle going, I’ve ripped my left gastronemius (calf) – for me the med diagnosis was 1 month without use, then I could start light exercising then back to sport after 2 months (*ish) – I actually started unclipped in, mainly right leg, unclipped in, on the flat cycling after about 3 weeks. FYI it took me about 1 and 1/2 weeks to do stairs properly – all weight on legs with foot flexing.

    legolam
    Member

    It sounds a bit like a torn achilles tendon – I would advise going to your local A+E or minor injuries unit sooner rather than later as it may need to go in a special cast if it is your achilles. Your GP won’t have access to this as they are not a minor injuries service.

    thegreatape
    Member

    rascal – Member
    thegreatape – how so? And what’s glupton?

    Glupton is an expert.

    (Also, the advice given may well not be rubbish. I wouldn’t know).

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