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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,562
4/18/13 6:44 P

It's hard to say when the swelling will go down since we don't know exactly what's wrong with it. If the pain/swelling doesn't go down in the next couple of days, is there a clinic in your area where you could go if you can't afford the doctor visit?

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4/18/13 5:09 P

emoticon Hi-----I can relate because I broke my ankle and had surgery went to Nursing home for 20 days and in July it will be 1 year and am not healed good enough to do hard excising so I am doing chair exercises and walk and be on it as much as I can. Following Dr. that says it takes a year to fully heal. Hope all the well for you. take care. Joan------Use ice bags for swelling

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4/18/13 3:24 P

So, it's been two days since the injury. I don't really have the money to see a doctor right now, unfortunately. I have been RICE-ing consistently, but my foot is more swollen today than it was yesterday, which is a little concerning. The pain is definitely not as bad though, and I'm walking almost normally.

Any advice as far as when the swelling should go down, or what kind of warning signs there might be if something is super wrong? I could go to the doctor if it was really necessary, but I'd really, really like to, you know, not.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,562
4/18/13 6:55 A

I agree that if you're still having pain and/or discomfort over the next few days, you should get it checked out. I wouldn't just try to push through and continue with your exercise routine, because that could make the problem even worse.

Coach Jen

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
4/18/13 6:10 A

Go and see your physio. I rolled my ankle about a month ago, and it is still sore to touch, but my physio cleared me for any exercise that didn't hurt (everything) straight away since it didn't hurt to put weight on it.

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4/18/13 1:08 A

Oh; more thing; when you say you've "wrapped it"...compression bandages are the best way to go...if you're trying to use ordinary bandages, they don't deliver the same result as it's dependent on the person wrapping the bandage doing it in a completely even, perfect way...should only ever be a Plan B when outdoors...hope that helps!

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4/18/13 1:00 A

Oh; injury is such a bummer, isn't it...!!!!

But I can tell you from personal experience - you really need to go and see a physio and get things checked out.

You need to find out how serious the injury is, or isn't - and you need to get a rehab plan.

Whatever you do, DO NOT try exercising right now.

And yes! If you can take a day or two off work, DO IT.

It's great you've sort of practiced RICE - but this strategy needs to be diligently followed for at least 48 hours to minimise the effects of the's not enough just to ice once.

If you're at home, you're far more likely to be able to rest, ice, compress and elevate...

If you don't recover properly, you will find the injury escalates into something much more serious...

Keep us posted on your progress!

KESTRYLL Posts: 9,965
4/18/13 12:45 A

My guess is to wait til the swelling goes down. You don't want to mess around with your ankles. Take care!

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4/18/13 12:38 A

So, I finally found an exercise that is fun and I love it! But then I hurt myself. I've been going to boxing classes for a few months now, and last night I tripped and rolled my ankle. Bummer cloud. It hurt during class, but there wasn't much more intense movement for the rest of the hour, so I just wrapped it up and kept going. When I got home, I elevated and iced it for about an hour. Today, there was a swollen spot under my ankle bone and another one on top of my foot near my toes. No discoloration, just swelling. It's painful to walk, and I've kept it wrapped most of the day. Currently back to icing.

I guess the question is - when should I get back to work? I keep telling myself it'll be alright to go to class tomorrow, but I really don't want to hurt it more. After a mild injury, how long do you usually wait to go back to regular exercise? Maybe I could just go and not do stuff that hurts?

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