Date of Injury
: 8 July 2010Time of injury
: 18:30Your DOB and age
: June 1964 - 46 y/oName
: Timothy Chen AllenCity, State
: Washington, DC# years practicing Parkour / Freerunning
: 13 monthsHours of training per week
: 5 hours/weekOther exercise / fitness experience
: Ultramarathoning (currently training for 46 miler)Location where injury occurred
: Guy Mason Playground, Glover Park, Washington, DCConditions of location
: Very hot, humid, but ground was dryWhat you were doing / trying to do when injury occurred?
: Speed vault repetitionsWere any other people involved?
: NoPart of body - description of injury, rating of severity 1-10
: (I believe severity was 2 out of 10) I caught the bench I was speed vaulting with my left foot. I was wearing FiveFingers. It hurt like a stubbed toe, and the pain subsided quickly. I walked home. On removing the shoe, the toe, which normally angles inward, was angled outward. It didn't hurt, except on the interior part that had impacted the bench. The toe could move in normal angles with no pain, except everything was swollen and that impeded movement some.Did you see a doctor for diagnosis?
My wife, who is a former nurse, taped it to the next toe. This morning when we took off the tape, the toe had straightened out. It still hurts where I hit the bench.Did you get X-rays or MRI's?
NoPicture of the injury
(photo modified to show bruised area and pain squiggles)Could you / how could you have avoided the injury?
I was tired and already making mistakes. I should have stopped sooner.Date / type / severity of your last injury?
Previously ran knee into wall doing kongs. Similarly, I was tired and making mistakes.Notes on the experience?
I'm an old guy and should know better than to keep training when I'm tired.