I sprained my ankle about 3 weeks ago. Went to the minor injuries unit a day later and was told to continue with the RICE technique and to lay off it for at least 3 weeks. Taking ibuprophen was also reccomended to reduce swelling. It was kinda painful when I went to see the doc, but about a day later I could walk on it fine and even use stairs.
It's hard not to get straight out there again, go running and play hockey when it doesn't actually hurt that much - I mean if it doesn't hurt - I'm fixed right?! - yeah I know that's wrong!
Most of the swelling as gone down and there is just a bit of a squashed golf ball size of swelling just above my ankle. Hurts a bit to fully flex (in the direction of how I originally sprained it) - but I find gently rotating and warming up the ankle helps.
Is it true that I could possibly have a fracture of some kind going on? As there is still swelling? I mean- I wouldn't be able to walk or cycle if that were the case right?
It's the first time I've sprained it, so I'm hoping that the ball thing will go away soon.
I do wear an aircast a60 when training now (so paranoid I'll roll over it again), and a neoprene Vulcan brace when generally walking about.
Oh jodes82 - if you are concerned - go see your doc, they won't judge you by your feet. Bet they are nice anyway.... You should see the state of mine! (Coming from a triathlete hockey player!)