Gardening Injury ??

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,031
I spent 4 weeks at about 3 or 4 hours a day converting my plot to 4 foot beds and finished on the Thursday. 
At 4.00am next morning I woke up with a badly swollen right foot and very painful and unable to walk on it

That was 6 days ago and I have spent the last 2 days boringly lieing in bed abd it seems that the swelling is going down

? Anyone else suffered in this way Friends   :open_mouth:
Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
«1

Posts

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,779
    Did you go to the GP, and get checked for Deep Vein Thrombosis or something else?  It seems strange that you had no issues for four weeks, to suddenly having a badly swollen foot.  It would be worth getting checked out.  

    I've got plenty of garden pains.. but it's very cause/effect.  Lots of digging sets up the newly developed elbow issue I acquired over the winter while doing lots of knitting (knitting injury?!), fine weeding sets off the use-triggered arthritis I've developed in my fingers, etc.  And I'm only a millennial!   ;)
    Utah, USA.
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,294
    I would get it looked at.  Either GP,   Pharmacist or Walk in Centre. It may be nothing, but it may not.  Better to be safe than sorry. 
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 800
    Pauline 7 said:
    I would get it looked at.  Either GP,   Pharmacist or Walk in Centre. It may be nothing, but it may not.  Better to be safe than sorry. 
    That was cruel Pauline  :D :D

  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,294
    Pauline 7 said:
    I would get it looked at.  Either GP,   Pharmacist or Walk in Centre. It may be nothing, but it may not.  Better to be safe than sorry. 
    That was cruel Pauline  :D :D

    I'm not with it tonight. ......It wasn't meant to be cruel 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 1,613
    Last winter I moved a few tons of large stones by hand up the stairs into my first floor level garden to build a retaining wall. I found one rock that looked perfect to make a seat on top of the wall but it weighed around 50kgs I estimate and I couldn't get it up into my truck let alone into the garden. It took me a few months to gather and move all the rocks and I really wanted that 50kg rock as a feature. I couldn't lift it when I started but at the end I'd got a lot fitter and managed to get it up there. I spend the next few weeks convinced I'd given myself a hernia and I think I tore some cartilage in my ribs too. I've probably sat on it twice since. The pigeons spend more time on it than I do.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    I did the old stand on a rake trick when I was about eight. 
    The only response from my dear mother was “You’ll not do that again”.

    And she was right.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Fire LilyFire Lily Posts: 296
    edited 18 May
    Do one umbilical hernia count? As I run a farm, one would think I got it shifting heavy bags or animals, but no. Last year when cutting my lawn, I got a horrible pain in my abdomen. Laid down thinking I was dying or something, I felt through my abdomen with my hand and felt a big lump. In my family, we die from cancer, so that was my first thought, but suddenly, the lump just slid back and I realized what it was. 

    Still have it, as I have a heart problem, the doctors don't want to surgicaly remove it until they have to do something else surgicaly. 
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,031
    Rang the docs and she said its probably Gout and I need a blood test next Tuesday so thanks for your advice
    Still did 2 hours watering and planted 3 courgettes...............Allotmenteers dont feel pain......oh yes we do !!!
    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,779
    Glad to know you're alive.. I was starting to worry about you.  
    Utah, USA.
«1
Sign In or Register to comment.