Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When Figure Skating All Falls Apart

I have had a bad couple of weeks.
Or two!
 Last week a tooth broke off and took a bridge with it.  That got me an emergency visit to the oral surgeon.  I'll just say in the worst case it's going to cost the price of a low end 5 year old car to fix everything.

This week hip pain got me an emergency visit to the orthopedic surgeon.  Diagnosis is.....

Absolutely dead give away on this? Pain in the hip walking up stairs. If you feel this, don't wait for it to go away. Get it treated early.

My doctor manipulated my leg with every possible motion as a demonstration for his new assistant. Then he told me to lay on my side and raise my 'bad' leg up. "Hold it up against my pressing down," he said to me. Then he said to his new assistant, "She's a figure skater, she has abductors of steel."

Damn right.

Anyway, nothing happened all with all the manipulation testing, then  he pressed his "Thumb of Pain" onto my hip bone.

Yeah, that hurt like a son of a bitch.

Prescription: powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, ultrasound, and PT guidance for stretching.

"Can I skate?" I asked.

"Sure," he said, "Just don't fall."

I never plan to. Does anyone?


  1. Yikes! Hope you start feeling better soon! And yeah, like we skaters really want to fall in a solid sheet of ice...

    1. Yeh, don't go here:


  2. Ouch! I hope you get better soon!

  3. I never intend to fall either. I get nervous when it hasn't happened for a while. All the best for your recovery.

  4. So sorry about your teeth and your hip. Hope you get better soon. Sending you positive hugs!!!!

  5. Bummer! Maybe some of those hip pads just in case? Best wishes for pain-free stair-climbing--and especially skating--soon.

  6. Thanks for the support everyone. I hope it gets better quickly.