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Sprained Ankle Healing Issue.

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

  1. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry GrumpyGuru

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Do you have a local Minor Injuries Clinic? They can do pretty well everything with extremities.

    Either way I'd advise and encourage patience. A bum ankle can, ime, be a gift that keeps on giving if not dealt with effectively.
     
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  2. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    Yeah but its in a really bad area and the last time my Mum was down that way she got held up at knifepoint and had to run into the road and scream for help.I dont want to go down there by myself as I'd feel uneasy.
     
  3. ayceejay

    ayceejay Veteran

    Location:
    Rural Quebec
    Unless you know what the problem is there is no way you can fix it and any amateur advice on a fix could well make it worse.
     
  4. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    I'm going to the G.Ps, thanks.
     
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  5. PhilDawson8270

    PhilDawson8270 Über Member

    A physio can give you a structured rehabilitation program to get you back on your feet.

    As soon as you're mobile again though, you do NOT want to be using an ankle support, you need the muscles and ligaments to be regaining their strength as soon as possible. Supports prolong this process.

    Don't attempt to use a support, and play sports either if the ankle can't cope, as you end up with serious knee trouble if the ankle is unable to flex normally. Don't ask me how I know :biggrin:
     
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  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry GrumpyGuru

    Location:
    West Sussex
    A wobble board may make an appearance.
     
  7. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    I hope not, my balance is dreadfull at the best of times.
     
  8. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    Right, I've been to the Drs and he referred me to the local hosptal for an Xray, I've had that done and they said they couldnt see anything but it would be 7 days before I get the full result.
    The Dr said he would refer me for physio depending on the outcome of the xray and he said that it could take upto a year etc to heal if it is a bad sprain. I explained this was no good as I'm very active etc.So I'll just have to wait and see.
     
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    I guess it'll take as long to heal as it takes. :sad: takes longer as we get older too
    Might be quicker if you see a private Physio asap who has all the toys. If cycling is your main sport, find one who specialises in fixing cyclists if you can

    3 month waiting list for NHS in my area
     
  10. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    I'm not that old I'm only 46!, yeah it would be quicker to see a private physio but you have to pay and I'm on a budget. I'll see next week what the waiting list is when I ring the Drs.
     
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  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    I got told by a GP that I wasn't getting any younger when my broken toe was healing slowly. I was in my early 30s!
     
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  12. PhilDawson8270

    PhilDawson8270 Über Member

    Unfortunately, ligaments take a long time to heal. And in a lot of cases, they never really regain their full strength.
     
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  13. Liz Su

    Liz Su Senior Member

    Thanks for that,very optimistic.
     
  14. ayceejay

    ayceejay Veteran

    Location:
    Rural Quebec
    Once again we are assuming what the problem is.
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Private physio.

    You'll not get NHS Physio for some time and at best they will give you a few exercises. It was a waste of time when I broke my spine and when I had a shoulder operation.

    Even if it's just a couple of visits, the private physio will give you better advice. The NHS physios aren't given the resources to be of much help.
     
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