Metatarsehole

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Metatarsehole

Postby J_c90 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:18 pm

So within a few weeks of posting a newbie 'Hi' in the Intros forum I've pulled a backside 5-0 to fractured 5th metatarsal on a mini ramp. Any helpful recovery hints gratefully received. Gumph.
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby misterbleepy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:38 pm

No advice I'm afraid, but thanks for the thread title - made me laugh.
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:24 am

Great title, rotten injury!

Heal good!
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby brim23 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:38 am

sorry to hear about this

i did exactly the same pretty much exactly a year ago. I was practicing varial flips and landed with my foot half on half off the board and twisted it and there was a bit of a crunch.

Went to the hospital next day and the xray showed it was a fractured 5th metatarsal. They didn't do anything except give me some crutches and one of those big protective boot things and told me to rest it. I did that and was healed and skating in less than 6 weeks

my tip is to rest it but keep using it as much as possible - if you've got crutches you can gradually start putting more and more weight on it after the first week or 2 of total rest. If you dont use it at all you'll have to have a period of rehab to get the muscles back to strength again
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby J_c90 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:01 pm

Cheers for the good wishes folks, and thanks brim for the advice. I want to be back on the board ASAP, but keen not to rush in before it's time and do more damage.

It took me by surprise this. I went over quite hard on my ankle when my foot slipped off the side of the board leaving the coping and coming back down the transition. Doc said it was the force of the muscle contracting in an attempt to right my foot that caused the fracture.

So, to borrow a phrase from Police Academy, let's be careful out there.
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby HarryR » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:35 pm

J_c90skater wrote:So, to borrow a phrase from Police Academy, let's be careful out there.

Wasn't that Hill Street Blues?

Hope you're not out of action to long BTW ;-)
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Re: Metatarsehole

Postby J_c90 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:23 pm

HarryR wrote:Wasn't that Hill Street Blues?


Quite right. The slam's obviously affected more than just my foot.
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