Uh Oh.... I Finally Got Myself Injured
Friday night we were working on some good defensive techniques. My nage did exactly what he was supposed to do and I ended up hopping back(not unusual for what we were doing). The first hop was a big one. I came down with all my weight plus the energy of the motion right down on my right ankle. I turned my ankle inward. I knew as soon as I did it that it was going to hurt some. I crawled myself off into the corner and a bazillion ice packs were tossed my way. I wrapped it up immediately and watched the rest of the class.
After class I changed, borrowed a compression bandage and somehow managed to hop to my car and drive home. Once I got home I realized how bad it was. It swelled up some. There was a pretty good ache when I moved it. I couldn't put any weight on it.
I sat around the entire weekend letting it rest and it's been healing rapidly. Today I could actually walk on it (with a limp). Any time I try to get up to do anything my wife is all over me to get me to rest it. Overall, I've done pretty well at keeping off of it.
This means of course... no aikido till the ankle is strong enough. I'm hoping it will feel good enough by Friday but I may give it a little more time.