Post by soccerfan2018 on Mar 9, 2015 12:29:32 GMT -6
I landed very badly on my ankle at a soccer practice yesterday. I could barely walk, and needed to us an umbrella as a cane to get around alright. just stepping in certain positions hurts and so does putting too much pressure on it.
But I'm not sure it is sprained or broken or anything, because it has not swollen a bit. Today, it's not as painful, but I still have a rather large limp when I try to get around, and often find I need to hold onto something to support myself.
So my question is this - does a sprained or twisted ankle ever not swell? And should I go get this checked by a doctor? Ive rested, iced, and elevated it all day today, and it seems a bit better.
Post by Jason Perry, MD on Mar 13, 2015 5:20:01 GMT -6
I'm sorry to hear about your soccer injury. Ankle and foot injuries, including sprains, are certainly common in active individuals, especially in soccer. It is obviously hard to tell without examining you whether or not you have sprained your foot/ankle. It is unusual to see no swelling associated with sprains and fractures. That being said, the fact that you have difficulty walking normally suggests that something is wrong. I think after a few days of "waiting it out" and treating with rest, ice, and elevation, if you are still having trouble you should visit a doctor. Hope you are feeling better and good luck with soccer!
Jason Perry, MD Primary Care Sports Medicine, Fellow Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center American Sports Medicine Institute
Post by bradzystan44 on Mar 4, 2016 13:48:42 GMT -6
I hope you're doing better with a little RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate) and that ankle is doing better. I've had chronic ankle issues most of my life while playing soccer, basketball and football. I definitely have those "weak ankles" people talk about. One thing that has helped me is getting good ankle braces to prevent some injuries. They can't stop everything, but they do help tremendously! I have reduced my recovery time from most ankle sprains from 2-3 weeks down to a few days.
There are a lot of brands and styles of braces so choose what's best for you. I found this guide pretty cool for choosing the best type for your needs: Ankle Brace Guide so maybe it'll help you too. Best of luck!