Friday, April 01, 2016

A-Z Journey of a Broken Foot (Lisfranc Injury)


If you’d like to know about my own injury, here’s a link to the inside scoop :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

ATROPHY - (of body tissue or an organ) waste away, especially as a result of the degeneration of cells, or become vestigial during evolution: 'the calf muscles will atrophy'...... and in my case it really was the calf muscle. It was actually quite scary that in only a couple of weeks my left calf was like wibbly-wobbly jelly!

ACCIDENTAn unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury: 'he had an accident at the factory' ....... Yep, that pretty much describes how I broke my foot.

ARTHRITISA disease causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. The most common area of secondary midfoot arthritis is from Lisfranc injuries, resulting in the degeneration of the 1st, 2nd and 4th tarsometatarsal joints......... So that's something to look forward to!
ANAESTHETIC - Insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations. 

Definitions courtesy of  Oxford Dictionaries.

16 comments:

  1. I was telling someone when you're a teenager and break something, it heals and life goes on. As you get older, it isn't quite that straightforward. Plus it's easier to break things! The only bone I've ever broken was my cheekbone when I fell while riding my bike as a kid. I had a black eye for a while!

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    1. So true! My foot was my first 'proper' break and I had just had my 50th birthday - I'm still healing 3 years later :(

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  2. Fortunately I've never broken anything, but I imagine it would take a long time to heal now.

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    1. Definitely, 3 years down the line and I'm still in pain :(

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  3. I remember when you were recovering from that injury. That was a long, long road. I suspect that you still have pain from it.

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    1. Yep, waiting for a probably operation on both my foot and my wrist - 3 years later! x

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  4. You think it's a simple thing, but, as you discovered, that's not always the case.

    Jean PolarBear60 on Twitter http://pmtoo.jeanschara.com/journal (Thanks for visiting me.)

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    1. So true! Thanks for visiting Jean :) x

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  5. Hope the foot is better! Good luck with your A to Z Challenge.

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  6. Thanks for coming by my blog. Your broken foot saga brought back painful memories of my own broken foot so much sympathy.

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    1. Oh Helen, isn't it a nightmare?! x

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  7. Yikes - a broken foot! The only thing I've ever broken is a toe and touch wood I never break anything else.

    Cheers - Ellen | http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/2016/04/b-is-for-boatyard-nancy-drew.html

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    1. Hi Ellen, I'll touch wood with you too! Thanks for visiting x

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  8. I'm so glad I haven't broken any body parts so far.

    Atrophy is really a thing to look out for, especially with older people. After my grandmother fractured a bone during a fall, she refused PT because of the pain and her muscles atrophied so she's been bedridden ever since.

    Anna
    ATSP @ Deeply Shallow
    @natzers

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    1. Oh Anna, your poor gran, atrophy just develops so quickly :( Sending you and her some healing xx

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