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    The quieter you become... Falkon's Avatar
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    Damn my human legs

    Last weekend I managed to pull my achilles tendon. If you've never done that one, yeah it hurts like a muhfuggah. I give it a rest, so that I can stop limping and hopefully be better enough to cruise this weekend. It still is friggin bothering me, and I can't do anything with it still hurt, because I'll just make it worse. I'm icing it right now. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process?
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    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    ish. hate that. Good aspirin and icing is good. And in the future you need to stretch those ankles out and circle them around to limber them up.

    My left one let's me know it's unhappy once in a while when I have not done a lot of stretching, etc.



    <edit> Oh and how could I forget.

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    Well, I have Moosehead.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    OK, time lapse shows that 12 should have been downed.

    Now how do ya feel?


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    You wanna be real careful w/ injuries there. You don't want it to rip or tear, otherwise, you're in for a long recovery. At least that's what my barber said when he couldn't run for more than a year after surgery.
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    That sucks a bunch. I'm sorry. Try not to be impatient and do too much before you're completely healed!
    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

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    Since I iced it tonight, it feels infinitely better. I'm about to go soak in epsom salt then rub it with tea tree oil. Then, I'm going to sleep. I'll drink moosehead tomorrow. I'm wanting to do serious garden work, so I need it not to be painful.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    I can sprint really fast with my human legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    Damn my human legs
    I'm thinking of getting metal legs. It's a risky operation, but it'll be worth it.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xVruDYoKVGc

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    The quieter you become... Falkon's Avatar
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    Well, you'll avoid pulling your damn achilles tendon, which is right now letting me know that it still hurts.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Stretching, stretching, and more stretching---stretch at least five times a day---when you get out of bed (gently), when you go to work, at lunch, in the afternoon, before you excercise, after you excercise, and before you go to bed. ( ICE IT LIKE CRAZY AFTER YOU EXCERCISE!) For walking around, you might consider in investing in a pair of heal cups/lifts that will take the pressure off of the achilles.

    You might consider in investing in one of these---a Pro Stretch:
    I used one everytime I reffed a football game, college basketball game, or baseball game. They realy do work.

    http://www.sissel-online.com/product/pro_stretch.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    I'm thinking of getting metal legs. It's a risky operation, but it'll be worth it.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xVruDYoKVGc
    Nice Grandma's boy reference..


    Hope it heals quick Falkon.

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    correct me if I'm wrong but i don't think you can pull your achilles tendon

    make sure it's not tendonitis because that is serious business

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    I have a doc's appointment on Thursday. If it's killing me too bad I'll use the V word.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    beg, borrow, steal some powercranks - I've never had ligament problems (damn, now I've jinxed myself) but there are good reports from people with achilles, ITB, hamstring, hip, imbalance and ACL problems who've successfully rehab'ed on PCs.

    http://www.powercranks.com/v4pages/videos-list.htm

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ranks+achilles

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