Aaaaargh twisted the bejesus out of my ankle today!

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  1. Boil

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    Aaaarrrrgh, stepped back from putting a ladder up to see if it was vertical enough to use and rolled my ankle over in a depression in the lawn!

    Thought I had broken it but it's just really sore thank God it's not my stomping foot.
     
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  2. nvilletele

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    It’s only one.

    It’s not like you have to deal with hordes of heathen ankles.
     
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    Sorry man.
    I’ve sprained both of mine, very badly, though not in awhile.
    Rest up.
     
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    Ice it brother, ice it!
     
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    I've sprained both and broken one at least twice :oops:. Back in '82, I stepped wrong off a step stool getting a room ready for a baby and it hurt bad enough that my wife took me to the ER. The radiologist asked me when the last time I broke it was. It must have been in college. I couldn't be sure. But there was enough stuff available for pain on campus that I didn't have to bother with a doctor. o_O :D
     
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    If serious go to a doctor or a massage therapist. Proper treatment can make a big difference in how good and fast it will heal.
     
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    Early restorative care, even if it's just
    Rest
    Ice
    Compression
    Elevation
    can make a difference.
    A 30plus years ago twist during a park league ball game torments me to this day.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    elevate and Ice immediately , stay offof it for a while , ( this is part of my daily routine after my surgery to keep the swelling down ) look for any bruising or discoloration, get an Xray if pain persists, do not bind your foot,

    rest up and have a cold beer !

    sorry to hear about that , take care of yourself!


    OH Yeah take tommorrow off!:D:D:D:D
     
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    A bad sprain is worse than just breaking the damn thing.

    I had a bad sprain when I was young and healed fast. 10 years old.

    I was on crutches for 4 months.
     
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    Years ago when I played softball I borrowed my BIL’s spikes because the outfield was wet. He said “whatever you do, don’t slide” and I replied that was no problem as I slid once in a blue moon.

    So I got a pretty good hit, completely forgot his instructions and stretched it into a sliding double. I bent my sliding foot back on the bag nearly straight to my shin and the pain was so intense the other players said my face turned white. I was safe BTW but that was my last softball game for a very long time.

    I saw a doctor who taped it into a ‘walking cast’ and put me on crutches for three weeks, a serious bummer as I was starting my summer vacation at my trout camp. I told the doctor some friends had said I’d be better off with a break because it would be a ‘clean fix’. The doc looked at me like I was crazy and said “your friends are wrong! You’d have far more damage with a break!” and having seen a few friends get breaks since I believe he was right.

    I hope yours heals fast!
     
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    I was out hiking my dog and stepped on some uneven ground. My ankle twisted to the side and I dropped like a rock. I managed to walk out from where I was (limped out rather). Ice and elevation seemed to make the foot worse. I would go from limping around on it to not being able to walk after it had ice and elevation for 20 minutes. But I am sure in the long run it is a good thing to do.
    After a few days the bruising showed up. It took almost 3 months to get back to 90% normal, and then I went and tore on it again with a fall cross-country skiing.
    Luckily after a couple weeks from that I returned to where I was (90%). Now almost 6 months form the original injury I am brave enough to kick a soccer ball with that foot.
    I still suspect that it wouldn't take too much to injure it again so I try and be careful.

    Point of the story? Get some rest, be careful and give yourself time to heal! Joints don't get much blood flow and as a result they take A LOOOONG TIME to heal.
     
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    All the best for swift healing. I've had ankle and foot issues since last October and it just totally sucks.
     
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    I feel for you bro! During my heavy equipment hauling days, something was always sprained somewhere on my body. I had ankle braces, knee braces, elbow braces, and a rib cage brace kept at the ready all of the time. One time I turned an ankle very badly, it swelled up something fierce, but I had a big dozer to move. A guy working where I did said I can fix you right up! He said take your shoe and sock off, and wash your foot and rinse it good. I did the best I could with the water from my Gott, then he gave me some DMSO to put on my foot, and it still looked really bad, but I could walk on it again right away. I paid for it later though, the next day my foot looked like it belonged on a Clydesdale. All's well that ends well though, I got over it, and lived to tell the tale.
     
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    BTW, when I used the DMSO on my foot, my mouth tasted like I had eaten a whole clove of garlic. I don't know what that stuff is but it worked a miracle on my foot. I laced my Wolverines back up good and tight, and made the rest of the day. Next day I had that baby taped up good, and I still made it. When I hauled heavy equipment there were NO excuses for not taking a load, unless two doctors agreed on pronouncing you dead! It amazes me the excuses people use to miss a days work now, in my day, you missed work, even with a good excuse, you would most likely be looking for a job.
     
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    In the weeks and months after having sprained my ankle, I was often amazed to realize just how complex a system the ankle is. Just walking on a slightly tilted or off camber surface would induce pain. I realized that up till that point I had never considered all the work that the ankle does. Sure, it allows you to walk. But I came to appreciate how complex a job that really is.
     
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    I have not twisted my ankle since skiing in my twenties. Rest up, elevate and ice that ankle.
     
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    My only 2 mutant super powers are my ankles and that I can vibrate my ear drums at will. I have rolled them bad enough that the witnesses saw the soles of my shoes yet never injured. As a letter carrier, I constantly step into gopher holes, miss a step off a porch, or trip over kids bikes left on the lawn and yet never injured. The worst encounter was while chasing an escaping inmate at the Prison I used to work at, jumped down a flight of steps landing on the side of my foot and folding it over so badly that the guy behind me got sick....not even sore.

    I attribute it to 30 years of marathon training, but I might just be a mutant as well. I only wish the rest of my body was so durable.

    My non-professional advice is to soak it for about 30 minutes in a warm water and epsom salt solution (strong concentration). I find so many uses for epsom salt soaks that it is scary. Seems to help just about every condition.
     
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