Long story short, I twisted my ankle and dislocated a joint near my toe that may or may not require surgery to repair (awaiting MRI results). My problem is this. I was curious if the brain suffers trauma during situations like this. Ever since this happened to me (last week, November 14th), I feel kind of slow mentally. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm in a vegetative state or anything, I just find myself hesitating when asked questions, thinking about how to solve certain problems when it comes to getting around (I'm on crutches now). Any thoughts on this?
Maybe I'm just stressing because I may be facing surgery? Maybe I'm worried about losing my job because I just started it like a month ago? I know for a fact I didn't hit my head on the way down. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.