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Rolled Ankle

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hoofbite, May 24, 2014.

  1. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Was walking in a field and stepped in a hole.

    Rolled my ankle about as bad as I ever have. It may be broken. Don't really think it is but at the very least it's a hell of a sprain.

    This sucks.
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I feel for you. That does suck. A bad sprain can stick with you for weeks. You turn it one way and "ouch!" instant reminder.

    My ankles have never been strong (roller skating and ice skating? Forget it!). I'll roll my foot on a rock while walking.

    Ice for the first 24 hours, then heat.

    Ace bandage.

    Lots-O-ibuprofen.

    If it's real bad you hope you can hobble without crutches after a few days.
  3. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I once broke the growth plate on one write and sprained both ankles at the same time. Let me tell you, the ankles were much more painful than the broken wrist.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I've been icing it heavily.

    Can't put any weight on it right now. Pain is awful when I don't have it elevated.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I've rolled them before and this is next level right now.

    Last time was probably 10 years ago playing baseball. Slid late and the bag basically grabbed my cleat as I went over the top of the base.

    It's got some nice color to it right now and I'm not all that far out from when it happened.
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Can you move it? That's a pretty indicator on if its broken or not.

    One good thing about a sprain... once you tolerate the pain, you really can't hurt it any more. :D
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I can move it, but it hurts like hell to do so.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's probably a good sign.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Total Matt Johnson move, there.
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  10. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Active Member

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    I feel/felt your pain, as recently as a month ago. Same thing, but probably not quite as severe. I was gimpy for 2-3 weeks. I'm just starting to feel close to normal. My mind says I'm still 18 and I should be healed, but my body says 18 was a long time ago.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It was. I don't think I'll be sidelined all year though.
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  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Anything less than a full season is a Sean Lee.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'll be back in time for camp. Just trying to parlay my vet status into less OTA work.
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  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Yes it does. Still trying to recover from my high ankle sprain from 4 weeks ago. I'm get those ankle sprains often and even talked to Dr. about that once during a physical. Knowing my history with those he said I would be better off breaking my ankle. I stopped listening to what he said right there and tuned him out so I don't know the reasoning.
  15. jubal

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    A break will heal in six weeks,a sprain takes way longer .
  16. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    have both broken and severely sprained my ankle. The sprain is much worse.
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  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    My 24 year old son sprained his ankle doing some crazy dance stuff, and it was really bad. He did it the day before Easter of this year and his whole ankle and foot, toes, everything was deep purple for weeks, and he needed crutches for at least a week. After a week, I made him go get an x-ray to confirm if it was broken or not. It was not broken but the doctor put him in a walking boot for another couple of weeks. To this day, the swelling has gone down and the purple is finally fading from his whole foot and toes, but he still has to wear an ace bandage because he says it hurts a little still when he wakes up for work.

    Soaking his foot in hot Epsom Salt water has really helped the healing, but do that only after some of the swelling has gone down after you use ice on it for days.

    Good luck with that...I would not wish that on anyone. As a few have said, it would have been better off it you would have broken you ankle instead.
  18. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    I have sprained my ankles several times. Just got done with one. When I was a freshman in college I sprained the inside part of my ankle that was a 3rd degree sprain. When the athletic trainer saw it, he asked me if I wanted him to break my ankle because then we will know that it will heal correctly. He informed that the inside part is very hard to sprain , let alone a 3rd degree. I told him I will go thru rehab which was excruciating. The biggest thing you need to do besides icing it, is to get the range of motion back as quickly as possible. If you can rotate the ankle so the ligaments don't stiffen up. If it starts turning black and blue, don't be alarm. That is a good sign that blood is rushing to the sprain and it is healing properly.
  19. CyberB0b

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    I broke my ankle in two places playing a pickup basketball game in college . I walked to my dorm, took a shower and then had my roommate take me to the hospital. I was able to move it. You should at least get x-rays, if not an mri.
  20. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasin Zone Supporter

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    Not trying to make light of your injury (broke my right leg and right ankle 'twice') but this scene always pops in my head just from seeing the varying and very broad individuals describe pain and how they become "Docs" in their own prognosis.:D
    Seinfeld:

    JERRY: Hey. What's with your neck?
    ELAINE: Still killing me from having to get that bike off the wall.
    (pointedly) By myself.
    ELAINE: (sitting) Ah, I think I really strained it. Ow.
    JERRY: Aw, I doubt you strained it. Maybe you pulled it.
    ELAINE: Ach, maybe.
    JERRY: Did you twist it? You coulda twisted it.
    ELAINE: I don't know.
    JERRY: Did you wrench it? Did you jam it? Maybe you squeezed it. Turned
    it...
    ELAINE: (patience exhausted) You know what, why don't you just shut the
    hell up?

    :p
    Last edited: May 25, 2014

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