|By Jon H |
From Northern NJ
Jan 28, 2013
Today I was out sport climbing and took a short, but harsh fall and spiked into the wall pretty hard. When my foot impacted the wall, it hyper-dorsiflexed (the top of my foot and toes came closer to my shin than they should have).
At the time, it was barely painful and I continued to climb for a good half hour afterwards with only very minor discomfort, but within one hour of injury, it was quite tender. Now I can't weight my foot at all. There is no discomfort whatsoever unless I'm weighting my foot and I have pretty much 100% range of motion in all directions. No deformity and no swelling or discoloration either.
I've been hitting the RICE routine pretty heavily. Going to get X rays in the morning, I'm just curious to hear perspective from climbers because this strikes me as a fairly uncommon injury. It wouldn't be the first time I had a climbing-specific injury misdiagnosed.