November 15th, 2012 at 6:56 PM ^

and it really is a pretty unique idea. Congrats all around, although linking in the OP would make it much easier than looking for last weeks link.

I'd suggest writing about a knee injury preventing full extension and including a ton of swelling, but I've got to go actually see a doctor anyway. /sadface


November 15th, 2012 at 10:12 PM ^

Traditional ankle sprains (inversion sprains) in which the bottom of the foot collapses inward and the ligaments on the outside of the foot are sprained are classified into 3 levels of severity. A grade III inversion sprain may require up to 8 weeks (and occasionally even more) to recover as the ligaments have been completely torn.

A high ankle sprain at a bare minimum takes 4 weeks to recover, and usually 6-8 as a reasonably quick time table with proper diagnosis and treatment with lingering symptoms lasting as long as 6 months.  Furthermore, inversion (and eversion) sprains can occur at the same time as high ankle sprains, which could further complicate recovery. 


November 15th, 2012 at 8:08 PM ^

Very cool posts.

I would be interested in reading up on shoulder injuries, specifically labrum vs. rotator cuff.

I had invasive surgery to repair a torn labrum in both shoulders (plus a partially torn labrum in my hip), and find the joints to be a huge pain in the ass.

Six Zero

November 15th, 2012 at 11:25 PM ^

I'd love to hear your take on that mess. And learn how far along I am, hur hurr. I would look it up on WebMD or something but then I'd have to leave MGo. (I firmly believe this blog is only about 3yrs away from being a self-sustaining Internet of its own...)

swan flu

November 16th, 2012 at 7:43 AM ^

This is an awesome concept. My wife is a DPT and I always make her tell me the cool details behind all the sports injuries during the games, and she always tells me what they are testing for when they have the players on the training tables... It's like I have Adam Schaefer telling me the injury before the announcers get a chance to. :)