Cast and a Sprained Foot | Daily Prompt: Show and Tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.

Sprained left foot in a cast
Sprained left foot in a cast

That’s a shot of my left leg in a cast.

What happened to it? I sprained it. What’s a sprain? It’s when your muscles get twisted in a very bad way.

How did it happen? I was dancing—or attempting to dance. My foot slipped and I couldn’t stand with both of my feet. Now if that wasn’t bad enough, the morning after, they called someone to massage my sprained foot. They thought it would help me. But it didn’t. It actually made it worse. That’s why it had to be put into a cast. A cast is that special covering over the foot (or any part of the body) that would help it get better.

I had the cast on for three weeks. And although I don’t wear it anymore and the foot looks okay now, I’m still trying to recover from the sprain. There are movements I can’t do without feeling pain. And you don’t want to feel pain when there is other stuff to do.

No matter what you do or how you feel—whether you’re happy or sad or angry—be careful.

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