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Sprained Ankle Healing Issue.

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Liz Su, 2 Jan 2017.

  1. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Hi, Just to ask anyone on here how long it took them for a moderate ankle spain to heal please? I fell coming down off a fell in Settle 5 weeks ago, I was walking and it still really hurts. I can only walk a mile or so tops and its getting on my nerves as I want it to get better fast.
    Any thoughts about this would be helpfull thanks.
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Seen a trained medical professional? Using a support? Been resting, icing, elevating?

    I sprained my ankle about 20 years ago, still gives me gip
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Another thing? Did you get it x-rayed if really painful after 5 weeks? Could be fractured

    I'd see GP asap
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  4. OP
    Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Been resting thats why I'm on here and not out and about.No I've seen anyone as I dont like to bother the DR when people are like dying and cant get an appointment.What can the Dr do though, I could pay and go to see a sports physio but I just wondered if it would be worth it really as I'm not sure if it will get better by itself.
  5. OP
    Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    If it was fractured I wouldnt have been able to walk on it would I?
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Doctors, especially GPs, aren't only there to treat people who are dying. They might be in majors in A&E but not the GP (they might send people who are dying to other doctors indeed)

    See a sports Physio if you really don't want to bother the GP
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I had a fractured big toe, I could walk. It just hurt ;)

    If you're walking a mile, that's not really resting
  8. OP
    Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Yeah but theres not a lot the sports physio can to speed up healing is there bar accupuncture.
    I know but I cant sit in the house all day I'm getting bored stiff.
  9. Irf

    Irf Regular

    I have direct experience of this.

    My first few steps to getting fit was to start jogging using an app called c25k. I progressed well.... well enough and even got on to the 6th week.

    On the way back from a jog I saw my family walking along, my son came to me and we raced back. Somewhere in that race I sprained my ankle. It hurt but was manageable. Anyway, after work every day my ankle would be swollen and being a chauffeur I don't really have to walk all that much. My wife forced me to the doctor and long story short, my ankle was fractured.

    5 weeks in total in one of those plastic leg boots. I was told another 2 or 3 before trying to jog, I gave it another week or two after that.

    It's been 3-4 months now I think and even now when I go for a ride or jog my ankle does swell a little. Seems less now but there's still a niggle in my ankle when I exercise so I only allow a certain amount of pain, of it gets worse then that I'll stop.

    My point. Get it checked properly. Get it x-rayed for your own peace of mind and I wish you the best of luck.

    Apologies if I've rambled.
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    They can use ultrasound, manipulation, massage, dry needling, give you strengthening exercises, send you for hydrotherapy, they can tape it, provide the correct support...and tell you to get an. X-ray or refer you for other imaging

    Not sure why you asked for advice if you aren't prepared to do anything. After 5 weeks and it's no / not much better with PRICE, maybe it's time to swallow your pride and get help from a trained medic :smile: spending £50 might help you get off your arse quicker :smile:
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  11. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Infra red.

    Compex electro muscle stimulation. I've had a lot of that over the last few months of acl rehab.

    Soft tissue work to clear out damage products and prevent or ease adhesions

    I've used sports physios for groin strain, smidsy damage, pre op prehab, post op rehab. Every penny very well spent.
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  12. OP
    Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    I am prepared to do something, dont be so sharp all the time you.

    Thanks for replying anyway, I think I'll make an appointment with the Dr as a start.
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  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  14. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    West Sussex
    Why ever not? I've played rugby with a fracture...

    Anyway, six weeks provided correctly diagnosed and treated.

    So please see q medic.
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  15. OP
    Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Thanks I'm going to make an appointment first thing in the morning with the G.P, I hope I dont have to go to A and E for an Xray as I've nearly lost the will to live down there a few times. I cant wait in a queue let alone for hours on end in a hospital.