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Hi- Before I go further, just curious,,,, what meds you are taking?? Ibuprofen (Advil) is a better anti-inflmmatory choice for this kind of injury than tylenol or aspirin.

In a mild sprain only a few of the fibers of the ligaments are torn, and the pain may be bearable and walking still possible. Can you walk on it at all?

For this type of sprain, and in fact for all sprains, proper initial treatment is described by the acronym “RICE.” This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. In other words, REST means promptly getting off the injured foot.

ICE should be used to reduce the swelling, but don’t keep the ice bag on the injury for more that 20 minutes out of each hour.

COMPRESSION is achieved by simply wrapping the injured ankle with an elastic bandage.

And ELEVATION requires lying down and keeping the ankle several inches above the level of the heart. Four or five pillows placed under the foot will do the trick. Failing to elevate the ankle high enough can lead to increased accumulation of fluid in the tissues. This increased swelling will cause more pain and can delay healing.

When your ankle hurts so badly that you can't walk, you have probably injured more than a few strands of the important supporting ligaments. This is a more serious sprain and requires a doctor’s attention.

After one to two days of RICE, sometimes you need to begin some kind of rehabilitative program.

It is usually possible to place some or all your weight on the ankle if it is protected with a special support brace.

Therapeutic exercises are sometimes needed to encourage good range of motion as well as adequate leg muscle strength. If the sprain is that bad, your doc should explain the exercises to you.

Hoping you heal without having to see a doctor!
Feel better soon!

zuzu xxx
>Hi- Before I go further, just curious,,,, what meds you are taking?? Ibuprofen (Advil) is a better anti-inflmmatory choice for this kind of injury than tylenol or aspirin.

Thanks, I am now taking ibuprofen, and that does help some. It is feeling better, as it has been 3 days now.

>In a mild sprain only a few of the fibers of the ligaments are torn, and the pain may be bearable and walking still possible. Can you walk on it at all?

No, I couldn't walk on it at all, now, 3 days later, I can slightly, but I hear bones "popping"....So I am afraid to walk on it at all. I heard a snap when I fell, and still think I broke it. Does a break always produce blisters??


I did go to a doctor, he took an x-ray, and said "not a good x-ray, but it's not broken"....I feel he is wrong. He only took one x-ray, and it was pretty swollen. Can they be wrong?

Thanks, Shelley