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ianyapxw

Mar 9, 2014, 2:15 PM
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Hi guys

Yesterday I had a hard landing (ok, I swear it's a hard landing though I was flying a student rig and the video shows otherwise Tongue) where I landed on the (I think) balls of my feet and fell forward.

Yesterday and this morning, the 'knuckles' of my feet hurt slightly. Not bad enough to bother me, but I'm curious what 1) could have happened 2) what likely happened. I've got no medical background so I just assumed it's a very minor fracture (can't be a sprain, it's not a joint right) but I'm curious what people with medical and/or skydiving background think.


Krip  (Student)

Mar 9, 2014, 3:24 PM
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I dont have any medical training either. Wink

Could it just be a oweePirate

On a scale of 1 to 10, how youd you rate the pain Tongue


ianyapxw

Mar 9, 2014, 3:26 PM
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Pretty pretty low Wink

I'm just curious because I think it's pretty cool to have a very minor fracture. I once fractured my toe before by kicking into something hard. Doctor just told me to rest it (no cast, no meds, nothing) and it recovered with time.


Krip  (Student)

Mar 9, 2014, 3:34 PM
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Hi

Turtle might suck the toe for you. Wink

I hear he's into feet.


ianyapxw

Mar 9, 2014, 4:00 PM
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Krip wrote:
Hi

Turtle might suck the toe for you. Wink

I hear he's into feet.

+1


DrDom  (Student)

Mar 9, 2014, 4:53 PM
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If you land on the front portion of your foot (the "ball") and roll forward your toes will extend (move "up) and one of 2 things "can" happen...

1) you can strain the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that support the extension of your toes (like rolling an ankle, but your toes!)
2) you can fracture the metacarpal bones usually at the "head" which can range from microfractures to severe displaced fractures. Worst case is a nasty thing called a LisFranc fracture but the mechanism is not quite the same as you described

Anyhow, if its still bothering you the easiest way to find out is an x-ray. If you're getting better usually NSAIDS (ibuprofen or naproxen) is usually enough along with preventing re injury while healing.


ianyapxw

Mar 9, 2014, 7:18 PM
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Thanks a lot for the reply! Was actually hoping for your input. Smile

No, it's not actually bothering me much. Just wanted to know what could have happened.

Is it actually possible to sprain the joint between the Metatarsalia and Phalanges proximales?


oldwomanc6

Mar 9, 2014, 9:51 PM
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Krip wrote:
Hi

Turtle might suck the toe for you. Wink

I hear he's into feet.

Laugh


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Mar 9, 2014, 9:55 PM
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A third possibility is that you bruised a bone.
Bone bruises heal slowly.
I have bruised my heels a couple of times. The second time, the doctor told me to quit running on hard surfaces for a couple of months.
The last time I bruised my sternum and ribs, it was five months before the pain went away.


ianyapxw

Mar 9, 2014, 10:49 PM
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Thanks for the reply!

I'll look into it


DrDom  (Student)

Mar 10, 2014, 9:08 AM
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ianyapxw wrote:
Thanks a lot for the reply! Was actually hoping for your input. Smile

No, it's not actually bothering me much. Just wanted to know what could have happened.

Is it actually possible to sprain the joint between the Metatarsalia and Phalanges proximales?

In a very technical sense the things you sprain are the ligaments and/or tendons... That support the MTP joint.

If it is improving... Not much to do :)


Andy9o8  (D License)

Mar 10, 2014, 10:08 AM
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I just assumed it's a very minor fracture (can't be a sprain, it's not a joint right) but I'm curious what people with medical and/or skydiving background think.

Unimpressed

Sigh.


ianyapxw

Mar 10, 2014, 5:36 PM
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Thanks Smile

I should be fine, not worried at all!



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