November 9, 2016: the Injury

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Elevating her foot, gymnast style. You can see the extensive bruising on her left foot.

During the beam rotation on November 9th, while practicing “timed warm-up” to prepare for Mia Rose says that she was rushing a bit and didn’t set up quite right before for her back tuck. That unfortunately meant that when she landed her right foot missed the beam entirely and her left foot landed partially off the beam with her full weight on in in a deep squat. She experienced intense pain and the top of her foot swelled up immediately (a classic symptom of a lisfranc injury). Her coach called me to pick her up and take her to have it looked at by a doctor. We were all hoping that nothing was broken, little did we know that broken bones would have been much easier and faster to recover from than the injury that she had actually sustained!

We went straight to the local urgent care for x-rays and were relieved when the doctor told us that there were no fractures and wrapped her foot in a bandage with instructions to follow up with an orthopedist if it wasn’t better in a week.

We went home and elevated and iced her foot, but with the amount of pain and swelling she was experiencing I decided to make an appointment with an orthopedist the next day just to be sure. As it turns out we are very glad that we did that since lisfranc injuries are often missed initially and delayed diagnosis and treatment can make recovery even more difficult and uncertain.

 

 

 

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