I just went back to the walk-in centre who originally saw me 3.5 weeks ago and they won't x-ray it. They say that due to policy they don't x-ray injuries over 2 weeks old (sill me for being stoic and putting up with the pain) . She re-examined me and still doesn't think its broken, despite the pain I'm getting from the actual bone and the ligament paid around it. She said it takes 6-8 weeks for a sprain to heal and that was that really, I can't afford to go to a physio privately.
sorry, I should have said in the original post, II did go to A&E - or a walk in centre, they examined it and said although the x-ray department was closed she didn't think it was broken. She put it in a support bandage which I left on for the 3 days she told me to.
oh blimey, this makes me think its worse than I thought. It does still hurt when I walk - obviously not a massive amount but going up and down stairs can still make me wince. It is still puffy but I thought that the ice wouldn't do much as its now been 3 weeks - so I should still ice it when I can should I? I've got a doctors appointment - for next Monday (made last Monday ) to see if I need an xray. I can still only wear trainers - anything with the smallest of heels makes it hurt loads more which work are getting cheesed off about but what can I do?!!!
I sprained my ankle 2.5 weeks ago and haven't been able to run for 3 weeks now. I had got up to a long run of 10 miles as I'm training for the Edinburgh Marathon. I keep reading about people going back to running too soon and doing more damage which I obviously don't have time to do. It's still puffy with a bit of residual bruising but it still hurts even to walk on. Should I not even try to run until the walking pain has gone or try a gentle run before I get to that point? Do I still have time to get up to speed for Edinburgh???? Please help me someone this is really getting me down. . Thanks.