Sprained ankle or broke?

  • M1234

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    Mar 10, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
    So I was playing some football Thursday and I Rolled the S**T out of my left ankle. This isn't the first time I have done it but since I'm in the Service, I had to go to sick hall "the doc" and get examined. He checked it out, said it was a class 2 sprain, w/e that is, idc really. Friday I had pain on the bottom of my foot, think it might be broke, but I have never broke a bone so I don't know. Oh yeah, the "Doc" didn't take X-rays . . . Good ole' Army at it's finest. . . . Opinions on the situation plz. Thnx
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:50 AM GMT
    M1234 said said it was a class 2 sprain, w/e that is, idc really.


    You should care. Bones are attached to other bones via ligaments. Ligaments have incredibly little stretch to them, they snap easily when put in compromising ranges of movement they aren't meant to be in. In any case, the higher the class of sprain the higher the ligament tear is, and the more careful you have to be in the recuperation phase. An improperly cared for sprain will result in a ligament that heals in a outstretched position resulting in hyper-mobility of the ankle, basically permanently screwing stability of your ankle forever and putting you at constant risks of future sprains.
  • M1234

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    Mar 10, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    I can walk, well, hobble on it no problem. It isn't tender to the touch but the pain is there, as minute as it is. Just recently. when I awoke the day after I sprained it, the back arch of my foot was sore. I have heard that that entails possible fracture, hairline most likely, hopefully not, but it's leaning that way.
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    Mar 15, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    You know when something is broken. You wouldn't be able to even stand up. I broke a big toe and had to walk on my heel for 5 weeks.
  • LJay

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    Mar 15, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    It is really hard to tell. A friend did a number on her ankle and was told that it was a sprain. She could walk on it, barely. Finally went to get it x-rayed and found it was broken. Ask for an x-ray to be read by an orthopedist.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 15, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    It seems very strange the doctor would not take an x-ray to determine if you have a broken bone. That's the first step. Without it he's just guessing.
    Having said that, if you can walk on it without pain, it's probably not broken.
  • M1234

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    Mar 21, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    Well I went to a civilian doctor and they said it isn't broke, but I tore and strained the muscles/ligaments/tendons .... So that sucks and its putting me at a standstill when it comes APT. Does anyone know ways to recover quicker othericon_biggrin.gif than just rest?