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As title says, went to do my grocery shopping, and as I usually do, I parked next to the cart return. I thought I saw the spot was wet, but figured it was water, not ice. Nope. Opened the door, stepped out and promptly slid onto my behind. The bad thing is, I was holding onto the door in an effort to slow or stop me, and it was a long way down as I’m in a large SUV. Felt my upper arm muscle pull at the end, painfully. Now that muscle is hard as a rock, and swollen. I can use the arm, no pain, except when moving in a certain direction, then it is very sore. Reported it to the store,got an ice pack on it while shopping,and finished my shopping. Am home now, wrapped it in a compression sleeve that just fits. (leftover from hubby’s arm injury) and gonna baby it a bit. Just ticks me off I wasn’t paying attention like I should have. Hoping icing it and being careful will heal it up. At least my shoulder seems fine. Hate going to Drs if I don’t have to.
 
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That sucks. I just finished PT for an irritating, but small, tear in my shoulder.

Hope it turns out to be something temporary.


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Thanks, flesheatingvirus. I hope so too! What did you have to do on the tear? Besides pt? (Gathering info in case I have to go to a dr if not feeling better in a couple days.)
I try not to go if at all possible. I usually try to tough things out.
 
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That does suck...Hopefully it heals quickly. I'd be taking an 'injury level' dose of Ibuprofen (800 mgs) 3x/day and icing it as you are. That said, on a positive note, you'll NEVER do that again! Wink

Seriously, having had back issues since the 90's, I'm very careful of where I plant my feet, as I do NOT want to fall on my ass! I'm usually looking for those undesirable characteristics of any parking spots, etc as a result as well. In that situation, I would've definitely have been testing the 'coefficient of friction' w/ one foot while having my weight firmly located in the vehicle or on a running board, just to be sure. Feel better...


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Thanks, nhracecraft. I actually fixed a back problem unintentionally, did a similar fall on ice. Was at work, parking lot was a sheet of ice, and fell right on the exact spot the chiropractor had been working on. Was sore, but it did what he’d been trying to do,lol.
But you are right, I will NOT do that again, will treat all ‘wet’ areas as dangerous in cold weather. I did take some anti-inflammatory when I got home, and iced it again. The muscle is still pretty hard feeling, but I was able to put my coat on and off once home, which I hadn’t been able to do at the store.
And, back problems suck, I know. Went to a chiropractor for years on a chronic issue. He’d fix it, then it’d go out again. Been lucky, only go now when I can tell my hip gets out and needs an expert to get it back where it’s supposed to be. Getting old sucks too. Don’t have the reflexes like I used to.
 
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I remember in college watching the guys from California fall repeatedly on ice. At holiday get togethers the adults would caution one another to watch out for ice. {The end of downspouts was a favorite place.} When I fell I just got up and maybe had a bruise.

I now live in a much warmer climate where ice is seldom a problem.
Good luck to you. Hope you heal quickly.
 
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Thank you, ZSMICHAEL, appreciate the get well wishes. Fingers and toes crossed that all will heal up fast. Wink
 
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I'm sorry for your accident. I am deathly afraid of falling as I get older.



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Thanks, Rey HRH. I’m starting to be more worried about it these days. Just need to be more attentive to what I’m doing now.
 
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Thanks, flesheatingvirus. I hope so too! What did you have to do on the tear? Besides pt? (Gathering info in case I have to go to a dr if not feeling better in a couple days.)
I try not to go if at all possible. I usually try to tough things out.


All I got was an anti-inflammatory shot, plus the PT. The doc and therapist thought that the inflammation was what was causing most of the issue and keeping me from getting over the hump. That shot was like magic.

Before we got to the shot, they recommended Aleve daily.


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Flesheatingvirus, thanks for the info. I have been taking anti inflammatory now, naproxen, and I can tell it’s been helping. Got a compression sleeve on it, too. I have better range of movement today, and less pain. Still swollen and got a nice lump there, but doesn’t feel quite as a rock like yesterday. Put Bio-Freeze on it before bedtime too. Just gonna baby it but keep using it carefully. Think I got lucky actually. Could have been much worse.
 
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