Re: Sprained ankle Grade 3 symptoms?
Those are interesting symptoms. A lot of times with grade 3 ankle sprains, the person will feel instant pain followed by no pain at all. However, I don't think I've ever heard of a grade 3 ankle sprain that had very little swelling or discoloration, but I suppose it's possible. Does it hurt to wiggle/move your toes or do they not move even when you try? That's an important difference. If you can't move your toes when you try (and not b/c of pain), and you feel like your foot is "dead" and pain traveling up your calf, I wonder about a possible (not definite) nerve injury? You can have referred pain into your calf from an ankle injury just like you can have referred pain into the foot and toes from an ankle injury. Also wonder if your doctor checked you for a syndesmotic injury or a "high" ankle sprain? Xrays were definitely the first thing to do. Most of the time now, insurance companies won't approve MRIs until symptoms have persisted for 6 weeks or greater, especially given your ability to bear weight with minimal pain, minimal swelling and discoloration. But if these symptoms continue, I think it's appropriate to ask your doctor for one if he doesn't suggest it himself. How did the injury occur?