This week was a little more exciting then the past three weeks, where there was not much of anything going on with the sports teams at the high schools. On Monday, we were at Patrick Henry; we were in the clinic for most of the time working on our packets waiting for the baseball scrimmage to start. But once the game started we were able to go out and watch from the dugout. This was our first time doing anything with baseball, however we have seen most of these boys before. Some of the boys played basketball and some of them wrestled, so I was more confortable now then when we first began because we were able to build some relationships with the players, get to know them, their conditions, and their names. It was a boring day for baseball, with no injuries and a kind of gloomy day out.
Brittany and I were getting ready to leave for Battle for a soccer scrimmage, when all the sudden my car just decided to turn on all of the lights on the dashboard, so I was not able to go to Battle. That happening worked out in my favor, I was able to go into Patrick Henry on Wednesday, where all of the fun happened.
When I got to Patrick Henry, within the first 10 minutes and young girl, 14 years old, had hit her hand on a locker in the softball locker room. I began an evaluation with a bunch of questions, asking what happened, how it happened, if it had happened before, and where the most pain was. She pointed to her third metacarpal and also had pain in her thumb, she complained about having numbness in her fingers as well. I began to palpate and test range of motion where she was extremely jumpy and looked to be in a lot of pain. After ROM I did two compression tests, where both came back positive. After testing Bre explain to the girl that it would be best for her to go get an x-ray because we believe that she may have fractured her bone. She is growing which means her bones are also very fragile where they can easily be broken. After we finished and gave her ice we went out to the baseball field for another scrimmage, it was sunny and almost blinding. When the game began the PH boys where in the field, as I watched in the first inning I could tell they could not see the ball coming at them because the sun was directly in their eyes, after Burton got three outs the score was 3-0 Burton. However once PH was up to bat the Burton boys quickly realized the difficulty with trying to see the ball. After the first inning was over the PH boys had gone up 8-3. Because it was a scrimmage we left after the first inning at 6 o’clock.
This week was a little harder to get attempts with sports games starting up, although I was able get my first actual eval of the year. YAY SPRING BREAK!!