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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JeffreyCH View Post
Bummer man, hope it heals faster. That's why I'm soooo protective of my knees and ankles. I got hit by a car 12 years ago and snapped my tibia and fibula in half. It was a compound break so I have a scar about 4" long on my shin and a steel pin that runs up the middle of my tibia. I was in a cast for about 2 month's, walking cast for about a month, just crutches for about another month, walked with a limp for a short time. I did zero PT, pretty much hung out on the couch poppin pain pills, gettin drunk, and playing ps1 for a couple months

Moral of the story: No matter how much that crazy bitch pisses you off....don't get out of the car...if you do, RUN!!
PT is key if you need to regain range of motion on an articulation.
Probably not necessary in your case but for me it's been huge. And you don't want a nice therapist. You want one that will make you cry for your mommy, otherwise it means he/she isn't doing his/her job.

I should add I was wearing pads (helmet, knee pads and slide gloves) but that didn't do much for me in that case.

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