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Okay guys! This is the first time this ever happened...
So I took the husky out yesterday for a run in our usual route, but this time, on the second corner when we were going real fast, he cut the corner and ran right infront of me! Didn't have enough time so all I could do was try to stop and at the end tried to jump, NOPE! Didn't work well, find out that he really really needed to take a dump... so I'm all inured and bloody while he's taking a crap right next to me!!!

I landed on my right elbow and then my right leg! It hurt I can tell you that, and definitely lost quite a bit of skin being in shorts and a t-shirt!
My question here is, I was fine yesterday, just in a bit of pain, could run and jump! And like all injuries, you feel alot worst the next morning.
But instead, I woke up in the middle of the night and my leg was completely tensed up, I was in so much pain I had to take some pain killers with codeine to go back to sleep!
So now I'm up, can hardly move my right leg, but there's no bruises anywhere?
But when I try to stretch out my leg, I'm in massive pain! What can I do and what to do?
I'm on the third floor of my town house complex.. can't even get food downstairs.. I can't drive my car to see a doctor, and oh great... by the time anyone's home.. the clinics closed!
So what should I do while I'm sitting here in pain?
 

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Use cold packs and keep your leg elevated. 10 mins on, 5 off. You could also try soaking in an epsom salt bath. I know you have some of that laying around. It sounds like you have pulled a muscle. Which part of your leg is it? IE: thigh, calf, knee, ankle? If there is swelling you can use the cold packs to help bring it down.
 

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Thanks Target
But thats the thing, I can't find any bruising or swelling, I try to push every muscle I can, but can't find where the pain's coming from.
But when I try to stretch or straighten my leg, the pain is right behind my knee, it feels like i injured a tendon or something!

Epsom salt bath?

I want to elevate my leg, but GAWDD, where and how? =(
 

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Epsom salt can help relax muscles.

It does sound like you have hurt a tendon or something in there. Use the cold packs and try to get it to relax. A bag of frozen peas works really well as it will mold to the underside of your leg.

I'd try and stay off it as much as you can, and get it checked by a doctor. Clinics may be closed by the time other get home, but the ER at the hospital is open.

As for elevating it, pull up a couch and rest your knee over some pillows. It doesn't need to be up high as you don't have a cut that is throbbing.
 

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Thanks! I'll definitely try epsom salt.. hope it wont burn the wound!

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to the ER instead, I need those walking thingy as I have work on Friday, not labour job, so I'm glad I can still sit and do my job!

Anyways, my only problem on elevating my leg, it's cause i can't stretch it! i have to keep it in a L or V shape, other wise.. if I try stretching it at all, I'll be in massive pain! =(

Thanks, any other advice will help! at the moment, I'm trying not to take any pain killers at all!
 

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Go see a doctor for sure. There may be tissue damage you can't see. The other thing is to take Ibuprofen to reduce swelling. Your doctor should be able to prescribe muscle relaxants which will allow you to stretch out your leg. And you can also get a referral to see a physiotherapist, which would be good if you don't have extended medical.
 

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=( my benefits don't kick in till end of october cuz I had a job change last year!

So I called my doctor, they're booked full today! Should I just head to the ER instead?

Any input would be grat!
As my leg is now completely in L shape, other wise, I am in massive pain! =(
 

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if you go to emergency you may want to go by ambulance. they will take you in sooner as the medics cant leave until u r processed in. they wont bill you for a while for it. just make sure someone can pick you up. its nice and cool in the hospital at least.....you may still have a wait but you will probably get a bed ti lie in while you wait instead of a chair.
this way too you will probably get an exray while u r at it and not have to go in and wait
 

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Ambulance costs at least $90. Plus it ties up an ambulance that could be needed at an emergency. If you can't drive a taxi would be a much better idea IMO.

And just cause you go in an ambulance doesn't mean you will see a doctor faster. I cut my finger on a band saw in high school woodshop and they called an ambulance. I was checked in quickly then waited 3 hours to see a doctor and have him put 8 stitches in my finger.
 

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Ambulance costs at least $90. Plus it ties up an ambulance that could be needed at an emergency. If you can't drive a taxi would be a much better idea IMO.

And just cause you go in an ambulance doesn't mean you will see a doctor faster. I cut my finger on a band saw in high school woodshop and they called an ambulance. I was checked in quickly then waited 3 hours to see a doctor and have him put 8 stitches in my finger.
I agree with you!
I don't mind the pain as long as it's not too bad to the part that tears are running along my eyes!
But I hate to say, thanks for the option on recommending an ambulance, but if it's because of ME occupying an ambulance because I wanted the convenience and they could of saved someone, i will never forgive myself!

I know, I pay ridiculous tax in BC and Canada in general, but I will not take anything for granted! I think this is why we're Canadians =)
I'll be tanking in the pain for another hour or two until my friends free up some time!

Thanks guys! But really... how da heck do I elevate my legs!
 

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LOL, since it must be in a V or completely bent try laying on the couch and building a high mound of pillows. Once you have a stack high enough to match the bend in your leg you are set. Or, lay on the floor and rest your leg on the seat of the couch or a coffee table with a pillow.
 

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That is definitely going to be ALOT of work! LOL! I can't find enough pillows! HAHA~ Besides, I'm the only one home.. even if someone came in to rob me.. i'd be so defenseless! LOL!

Do you think they'll put a cast on? I hope not! =(
Still another hour or two till anyone frees up to take me to ER
 

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=( I am so upset Gary!
I can't even walk over to my tank and feed the fish...
Just a few moments ago, I was like... woohoo, lets test water... and then it strucked me =( how am I going to wash the glass tubes after! SIGH~
I wanted to clean up the backyard and setup the bbq, wash the cars and bikes, and gives the pups a bath since I have 3 days off... sigh...
I feel like i'm wasting the sunshine outside completely!
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Now to see if I am capable of limping to take an epsom salt bath... pray for me guys
 

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Thanks for the Epsom Salt advice!
After a hot hot epsom salt shower! NO, i still can't really walk, but I can stand up! Yes.. it may sound easy, but it ain't! As I have been sitting on the floor and dragging my butt across the floor to get from place to place! Now i can limp a little around!!! =)
 

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advil lots of advil....
 

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definately advil/ibuprofen, it relaxes the muscles and works well with epsom soaks as recommended by others. I've had my fair share of cant use my leg days and found that keeping it easy, vegging out with those long soak till you are a prune session to help a lot
 

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My parents bring back a special alcohol rub steeped in herbs that work well for these types of injuries. Since you don't have any, perhaps a good rub down (if anybody can do that for you) would help anyways.

Also recommend some Advil or other pain killers if you can't get to the doctor right away.

Anthony
 

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Thanks for the help guys!
Just came back from the ER
the muscle in between the joints that connects the two bones together is torn, it's a soft tissue, so xray didn't find anything else!
The doctor said just keep stretchin it day by day, and if i can't completely heal on my own, I will have to do surgery, but he said I should be fine!
There's no bruising and just a bit of swelling, he assumes that I'll be having constant swelling for the next few weeks or so, it'll come back and forth~
Anyways, thank all, but i'm going to call myself mr. limpy for awhile!
 
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