Sprained ankle

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    May 05, 2016 2:30 PM GMT
    Hey guys I've got a question. 1,5 week ago during one of my trainings I sprained my ankle (phase II). I visited my doctor and he told me I need to go to rehabilitation to recover (about 7 - 10 days). RTG shows that none of my bones are fractured, mobility tests positive. Does anyone was in a similar situation and can tell me how long it took him to get back to work outs?
  • interestingch...

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    May 05, 2016 4:37 PM GMT
    You don't need to get any treatment, depending on how bad it is, what I would do is just rest it even if it means using crutches but try not to walk on it and stay away from gym/sports for at least a month. If you can strap it and when at home do castor oil packs on it with a heat pad or hot water bottle, it opens the pores, thins the oil and works faster, do this several times a week for a couple hours at a time, its got amazing healing properties in it. look up castor oil pack on google or even you tube, remember its oil and stains clothes carpets bedding etc, to clean after use sodium bicarb and warm water, only use organic oil too.
    Also if possible if you can get it, buy some arnica cream and tablets, its good stuff and will help to heal along with the oil, great for bruising and sprains. You could probably buy it all online and get it delivered.
    Good luck and let me know how you get on.
    Unfortunately you may have a slight weakness in that ankle so will have to be a little more careful, mine wasn't great for years but haven't had a problem for over 10 years now so hopefully all is fine. I sprained my back, OMFG that hurts so bad, ended up doing all this treatment myself and so far its been fine, just being a little careful for a while.
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    May 05, 2016 5:47 PM GMT
    Swelling and the associated fluids are one the main factors in slowing the healing process. Avoid things that cause swelling - heat, having your ankle too low for long periods of time, etc. Heat packs will only increase the swelling, when what you want is to reduce swelling. ICE - Ice, Compression (wrap with an ace bandage), Elevation - limited use, and anti-inflammatories will help for the initial 4-7 days. Then it's a slow process of reintroducing use. It may take several weeks or months for the sprain to heal - it all depends on how much tissue damage you have. Also, as you do regain mobility and strength, you might consider either taping your ankle (or finding a good ankle brace/support) for physical activity - basketball, soccer, tennis, running, etc. - so as to help support the ankle as it heals. Most likely your ankle will be 'loose' from now on - it won't be as tight as it was prior to injury.
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    May 05, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    Since beginning I cooled it with ice bag 4-5 times per day for 15 minutes - both sides of the ankle, held it high all the time (even during sleeping) and use Altacet. The doctor said it isn't a very big injury and most of the criteria to the determine the phase of the sprain are at the I phase. It's getting better everyday and I soon will start rehabilitation, so I believe everything will be alright. I know that I'll have to change my training schedule a lot so that I won't pressure my foot too much. I was thinking that after I finish the rehabilitation I'll stop all of my trainings for next 2-3 weeks and then start very lightly. No jumping, leg day, all exercices that will presure my ankle change to others.
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    May 06, 2016 1:33 AM GMT
    AXEW888 saidHey guys I've got a question. 1,5 week ago during one of my trainings I sprained my ankle (phase II). I visited my doctor and he told me I need to go to rehabilitation to recover (about 7 - 10 days). RTG shows that none of my bones are fractured, mobility tests positive. Does anyone was in a similar situation and can tell me how long it took him to get back to work outs?


    Did you "roll" it? I was back at work after 2 weeks, therapy for 6 weeks......then they(company stooges Dr.) said I was 100% -HAHAHAHA My own Dr. said that takes a year to FULLY recover. BTW... mine was very black and blue on the bottom of my foot.
  • Android17

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    May 06, 2016 10:46 AM GMT
    You do need to go to rehabilitation. It happen to me playing soccer and I follow the instructions of my doctor saying that it was going to be ok and my ankle is not the same.

    You need to gain strength in your entire leg again because subconsciously you start walking different.
  • interestingch...

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    May 06, 2016 7:50 PM GMT
    I am training in holistic medicine and today asked the practitioner about your sprain and she said bathe or soak the area affected with apple cider vinegar and table salt mixed together, it will help heal the area, use a soaked flannel add plastic on top of that and then heat such as a hot water bottle, it will open the pores and allow the mixture to enter the area, not too hot though, hope that helps, its worth trying, what have you got to loose in trying it.
  • FRE0

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    May 08, 2016 1:03 AM GMT
    Whatever you're doing when it recovers naturally will get the credit, and it will recover naturally, with or without treatment.

    When I was a kid I got a sprained ankle skiing. My mother berated me for not walking on it almost immediately, citing a friend's kid who was walking within two days after spraining his ankle. Of course she was being ridiculous; not all sprains are the same.

    You will not need a physical therapist or rehabilitation; that would be a waste of time and be very inconvenient. Just be guided by the amount of pain. Do as much as you can without causing excessive pain. Without putting weight on you foot, flex you ankle through its entire range of motion, but not to the extent that it is excessively painful. When you can without excessive pain, walk on it a bit. If you overdo it, you will know in which case take it easy for a day or so. Gradually increase your walking to the extent that you can without causing excessive pain but unless you tolerate some pain recovery will be delayed and may never be complete. You will gradually recover, and probably faster than most guys think you will. But be careful not to re-injure it since for some time it will be easy to re-injure it.

    Swelling can be minimized by using an Ace bandage, properly wrapped.

    When I had a compound fracture of my right leg (the bone came out a few inches above my ankle), the orthopedist installed a titanium rod and five screws. He said I'd have to work with a therapists for a long time. I told him that I would not need a therapist and later after I fully recovered without one, he told me that I was right. Recovery required hard work and tolerating some pain.