ok, hi everyone, first post
A week ago i sprained my ankle and it swelled up really big, i was on crutches for a few days as i couldnt bear to walk...but now i can walk, but still with notable pain...its worse going down stairs and today i tried to drive my car and it REALLY hurt again
The only doctor who saw it was the guy in casualty, i had an xray and everything and its NOT broken...but a week later im still getting pain
My foot is also visually bruised...its green down to about and inch away from the toes, its blue/red down where the foot meets the sole of my foot and a normal bruised colour over the outer boney part of the ankle. Also there is some bruising on the inside of the ankle...
There is also to the left of the outer boney part of my ankle a very tender hard lump (i assume ligament) which is where most of the pain comes from. Also when im going up stairs, the foot is fine when i have my weight on it, but when i take my foot off the ground the ligament area really hurts for a few seconds. Also when going up and down stairs it feels weak (although its possibly to walk on) and the bones in my heel click a lot.
I know its only been a week but, should i get a doc to check it out? or will it just go away using RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) i really want to get back training again soon!!