11.1.15

Injured....

Not quite a good start to 2015 as I sprained my ankle while playing badminton last Wednesday. I was playing my second singles match and the tie was already at 17-19. I moved backwards to retrieve an almost baseline lob from my friend and suddenly, my left foot just twist to one side. I immediately fall down on the court with a shout and my racket flying to the sidelines. hahah... The folks there were so anxious and running to check on me. Anyway, it was not so painful and I rubbed some cream on it. The pain subsides, though I can felt a bit discomfort while walking. However, I can walk normally after a short rest.

Saw the doc the next morning and it seems to be a minor sprain, not that serious and no swelling. My doc asked me not to play badminton for 2 weeks which I nodded. Then, the silly me asked her if I can continue running and the doc replied with  stern 'No', except brisk walking. hahaha... Anyway, I took the anti-inflammation and painkillers and my feet seems to be back to normal again on that day itself. I will see how it goes where I may do some light jogging few days later.

Went to the gym and did only weights workout with some rowing for cardio. I felt so uncomfortable without the sweat... sigh ... I'm really addicted to the feel good feelings after a good workout and sweat. 

Anyway, I went to Pastamania for a fix of a bacon aglio olio and a chicken soup to comfort the depressing me. :)

Chicken soup for the depressing soul...

And bacon Aglio Olio with lots of cheese ...my comfort food
Thank God it was not serious and I guess I am back to my usual exercise routine soon. It seems better today, no pain after day 4.:)

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  1. Dont injure it again so better be good and listen to what doctor said. 2 weeks rest.

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    1. Rose - Haha.. I did a light jog this evening, so far so good. Thanks for your concerns. :)

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  2. Luckily for you it was a minor sprain. I have sprained my ankle 3 times already and all times, very serious. Swelling and painful and took weeks to heal. So now I am very careful. Take care and make sure your ankle is fully recovered before you start your training again.

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    1. Phong - Oh, how did you sprained it ? Three times and very serious is no joke. I guess your ankle could be weak too, as well as examined your shoes and analyse your foot type.

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  3. Oh me oh my!!! No spring chicken already lah, time to slow down a bit. Better take care of that ankle - sometimes, the problem sets in when one grows older.

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    1. STP - Yes, slowing down this week. Ran very slow today, around 9 mins/KM for 20 mins, just to sweat.

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  4. Get well soon and make sure you are fully well before running again.. Eat more but don't run more, hehe..

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    1. Princess - Guess I have no choice but to heed your eat more run less advice... hahaha

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  5. Oh no do rest well and recover soon, take care

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  6. I ever sprained my leg also while walking due to carelessness, very painful and takes very long to recover

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    1. Libby - It's normal to sprain our body parts in daily life whether got sports or not. Apparels were important too, like wearing the right and not worn out shoes.

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  7. I ever sprained my leg while doing those group exercise in gym, but i didn't go see doctor , but instead i went for a rub in Chinatown...

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    1. Sharon - Somehow I preferred western meds, as they are faster. I am ok with chinese meds but must ensure its a good one and not those anyhow anyhow... I went thru a bad experience with them.

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    2. No chinese meds given, they only do the rubbing...

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  8. Better rest completely..dont be stubborn like me... I cannot play anymore cos aggravate my shoulder each time I do... Take care !

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    1. Reana - yeah, I am taking it slowly and easy. Definitely, stop badminton for 2 weeks as there are too many ankle movements. Just did light run.

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  9. sorry to hear that... hope you are getting better by now!

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    1. Ken - Thanks, getting better now. phew ..

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  10. aiyoyo, that's not good to sprain your ankle, but fortunately it's just a minor one and i guess that 2-week is just a safe buffer and your injury will be over soon.. speedy recovery to you!!!

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    1. SK - yeah, will stop badminton for 2 weeks as it involves a lot of ankle movements. After all, it's a common injury in badminton. Thanks!

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  11. hehe, just take this chance to do some different routine in the gym, who knows you may discover something that you like more than running on the treadmill?? :p

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    1. SK - Yes, I will be doing cycling or rowing instead of running.

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  12. Pastamania!!! i have been there once, of course the on in KL but i think this restaurant has already closed down some years ago.. :p

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    1. SK - Its more like a fast food here and it closed quite late. Thus, not much choices when I had my dinner late.

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  13. Speedy recovery and hope you will be able to run back soon.

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    1. Thanks Yee Ling. I'm doing some light jogging now.

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  14. oh no...hope by not it had recover much liao

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  15. I think you had similar injury not long ago right? Guess you have to be extra careful when playing badminton next time.... Speedy recovery!

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    1. Hayley - Nope, this is the first time (and hope its the last) ... I sprained my ankle. Last time, I kena my shoulder and wrist. hahah... It's common to get injured in sports but also can be prevent.

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