Two and a half months ago, while i was on company's trip to Seoul, i sprained my ankle when i was walking (up or down, i can't remember) at Nami Island. The cobbled stone walkway was uneven, so i guess i sprained during the walking. It was quite bad becos when we finished our tour, my left ankle will be badly swallon. It was painfull i tell ya....but nak jalan punye pasal....i juz didn't put my mind to it. Of course every nite i will suffer from a swallon ankle. I took a pic of the swallon left-ankle, it hurts during sleeping time...gosh...how i suffered at that time.
When i came back to KL, the pain has subside and i didn't go for check-up thinking that it will juz heal by itself....hahahah...wanna self-heal lah konon but the pain come and go and sometimes its 'on' and 'off'.
Alas, decided to see a specialist. A colleage recommended Dr. Suresh George from SMC. He is a very gentle and nice doc. Its my first time at SMC too....nice place. After some physical-examination by d doc and an x-ray, alhamdulilah, i have no torn ligamen or any major ailment. Doc sent me for a 6 course of physiotherapy, some medication to be taken orally and ointment to be applied everyday. I loike his office, its sooo peaceful.
Today is my first physiotherapy....i got a time-off from work. Appointment is at 4pm. A physiotherapist attended to me. This is my left ankle, behind is the ultrasound machine. The therapist said it needed an ultrasound treatment.
He explained that it is therapeutic. Before an ultrasound is being done, an ultrasound gel had to be applied on the skin. Ultrasound is applied by using a round-headed wand that is then put in direct contact with my skin and being kept in constant motion for about 3-5 minutes. I do not feel discomfort at all.
It is being told that ultrasound produced many effects other then just being a heating effect, it supposed to increase tissue relaxation and increase blood flow. With the increase of blood flow, it can help reduce swelling and chronic inflammation. Ultrasound is used for minor fractions, muscle spasm and joint swelling. I was advised to go for physiotherapy for another 6 more times more. I'm due every week. Hospital will provide a 'time-off' slip for me, so i'll will be going for therapy at 4pm every week till i complete the course. I'm also being advised to soak my left-ankle in luke-warm water everynite....which i haven't been doing yet..hehehe...
I hated going to hospital alone, so i made sure my other half is there for me...hehehe...