View Full Version : Help please, I'm in pain.

20-11-2007, 23:38:40
I was walking up an incline at work and all of a sudden felt a snap in my calf and pain. Was still able to stand and able to walk (very slowly) to my car. Feels quite tender. Worse, if I make a sudden movement. No swelling, coloration noticeable.

Any diagnosis thoughts? I'm at home now. Figuring to visit clinic at work tomorrow morning.

Greg W
20-11-2007, 23:56:35
A snap? That sounds like a tendon. Ow if that's the case. I'd still ice it, despite the lack of any noticeable swelling or discolourisation.

21-11-2007, 00:03:40
should I just rest it over night and figure stuff out...or go to the emergency room?

Greg W
21-11-2007, 00:29:33
It's a little hard to tell without any experience at all in medico/physiotherapy, but it wouldn't hurt to go to a hospital if you're in a great deal of pain with any sudden movement. That doesn't sound very good at all.

Depends I guess. In Australia for a non-life threatening injury, you'd proabbly wait in emergency for 2-3 hours before being seen, which might make it more worthwhile going to a clinic the next day. However, they'd probably give you better (free) treatment in a hospital here, so it's a little hard to know without knowing how your medical system works.

About the one thing I can say with any certainty is try and be as careful with it as you can. If you can get a pair of crutches, use them, as stupid as it may make you feel. The more times you put weight on it or cause it to hurt, the more damage it's doing.

21-11-2007, 01:14:54
Go to the ER.

You could do more damage by waiting.

21-11-2007, 02:11:06
crap...there goes my evening. Just opened some wine. I know you're right...though. Damn, damn, damn.

Lurker the Second
21-11-2007, 02:39:39
Chris is overreacting. Drink heavily. It is the perfect cure for, well,everything.

21-11-2007, 03:41:00
You're a man. Walk it off!

21-11-2007, 04:05:40
I'm back. I'm not going to get so pissed off like I usually do. Or try to hide it like I usually do. Will just take the meds they gave me, so the ortho doc and get better.

21-11-2007, 04:15:03
Partial tear. Gotta go see the ortho doc. Probably just rest needed. crap, crap, crap. How do I prevent this stuff. I was really getting stronger lately. Gotta be calm and look at it as one step back, two forward...but my mind keeps worrying that it's the reverse.

21-11-2007, 08:57:02
Originally posted by Koshko
You're a man. Wank it off!


21-11-2007, 09:33:35
chop it off!! buy a wooden leg and talk laaik a pirate laaik all the taaim

21-11-2007, 11:20:30
CG needs a "Talk laaik a Dutchman Day"

21-11-2007, 11:22:02
That's every day? jesjes?

21-11-2007, 11:22:27
Venom about Mr_B after meeting him: "He really does talk like that!"

21-11-2007, 11:52:28
:lol: :lol:

So Tco just had a sudden muscle cramp??

Resource Consumer
22-11-2007, 19:46:26
Why would your car feel tender?

22-11-2007, 19:54:47
Originally posted by Funko
Venom about Mr_B after meeting him: "He really does talk like that!" :lol:

22-11-2007, 22:38:50
TCO, that's nothing. I was lying in bed and one of my calf muscles tried to escape!!!

23-11-2007, 00:27:53
Even your own body hates you.

Greg W
23-11-2007, 00:37:02
Everybody hates me. :cry:

23-11-2007, 01:19:18
You should be kicked in the balls for that.

23-11-2007, 02:28:56
There's a tendon or a ligament at the bottom of your calf that can snap pretty easily. I did it a couple years ago and it hurt like shit. I could walk painfully the next day, but it was 6 weeks until I could even jog again.

Also, Mr GB BG is as advertised as they say.

23-11-2007, 02:29:24
No need to go to the emergency room. You're better off going to an orthopedic guy.

23-11-2007, 14:42:00

23-11-2007, 15:24:39
Originally posted by TCO
How do I prevent this stuff.

Stretch more.

Greg W
23-11-2007, 23:35:30
Originally posted by TCO
How do I prevent this stuff.Only walk down inclines!

28-11-2007, 11:53:36
after you die, you'll never suffer such incidents again

28-11-2007, 14:54:15
Well, its remotely possible someone will come along and harvest your achilles tendon to use as transplant material.

28-11-2007, 17:36:00
I meant he won't feel pain anymore

29-11-2007, 02:20:46
Went to see a specialist finally. He felt my calf and said that he could feel where the muscle snapped. Thinks it will heal well, but that I'm at serious risk of an achilles tendon rupture which is a big deal.

29-11-2007, 12:07:26
someone told me about that once - you don't want that to happen

29-11-2007, 12:13:32
A friend of mine had an achilles rupture. He was on crutches for 6 months, out of any sporting action for a good 18 months, 2 operations...

Definitely one to avoid.

C.G.B. Spender
29-11-2007, 12:21:07
What was his name?

29-11-2007, 12:21:36
Matt Haggis.

C.G.B. Spender
29-11-2007, 12:26:43
Definitely one to avoid.

29-11-2007, 12:47:54
The only thing the doctors will give you for something like this are minor painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

My doctor also prescribed physical therapy but I skipped out on all that. Oh and they gave me a big boot which I wore for about 3 days and then abandoned because I had to walk around New York city.

29-11-2007, 13:06:04
the boot was just some kind of joke by the doctor right?

and when you say you abandoned it , you mean you left it by the side of the road? could some tramp now be using it?

29-11-2007, 13:08:39
Yeah, Lurker could well be.

29-11-2007, 13:15:02
I kept it. I'm going to start using it whenever I fly so I can get special treatment in airports and stuff.

C.G.B. Spender
29-11-2007, 13:15:17
Reminds me of the mobile-phone attached young doc, who gave me a cast when I broke my foot. Man, that was annoying.

When I came to the old-fashioned doc here, he asked me what the cast was for. I said I broke my foot and he said: "OK, but what is the cast for?".

29-11-2007, 13:16:29

29-11-2007, 13:47:22
it was an overcast

29-11-2007, 17:47:30
my wife's boss broke her ankle shortly after buying an airline ticket for a trip to Chicago - they refused to guarantee her seating and said she'd have to cancel her ticket or take her chances (basically rely on the kindness of total strangers to offer her their seat as the plane was boarding)

pretty lame policy

01-12-2007, 03:22:28