Crutches for Ankle Sprain
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- Injury Status Recovering
- Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? Yes
Rolled ankle dozens of times, only thing that makes it better is strengthening my ankle and shank. Everything else is just to help with pain and inflammation in the short term.
- Chronicity 6-18 Months
I had a pretty bad ankle injury in 2013. I tore all of the outer ligaments, partially tore on f the inside ligaments, bruised my Talus and Tibia bones, and pulled sever muscles on the outside of my calf/shin. I was out for about six months before I played ultimate again. I did crutches/space boot for a few weeks then had several more weeks of physical therapy and even now I'm still wearing an ankle brace during league/club. I've only started playing pickup without my brace in the last few weeks, and the injury was nearly a year and a half ago.
While a specialist and physical therapy are definitely your best options, its not a viable route for everyone. You need to rest it until you can walk pain free(maybe even spend some time on crutches or in a space boot). Once you can walk pain free you can begin to strengthen with ankle exercises. You can search for strength & mobility exercises online. Ankle injuries aren't something you want to mess around if you enjoy walking normally.
- Chronicity 18+ Months
I have had a lot of pain and very stiff ankles for 2.5 years. I have had 2 prednisone treatments and a cortisone shot. The MRI on my left foot showed a little bit of bursitis. X-rays show no broken bones or spurs. The pain and tenderness and stiffness are on the inside ankle bone area. I have also tried cold ice baths and heat along with on the market pain relievers and nothing seems to work. I have also used a boot and am on crutches presently.
- Chronicity 6-18 Months
hi, I fractured my talus in a jet ski accident back on August 30, 2015. I went for an xray the following day and no fracutrued showed on the result. The doctor had said it was severely sprained and gave me an air cast for 3 weeks. When i returned for my followup, i was still non weight bearing, still had pain to some degree,and still not too great on range of motion. The doc suggested physical therapy and gave me crutches. For the next month i did PT every other day, and my at home workouts. Went back for my 3rd visit, still in pain, barely walking unaided, some improvements on ROM. I had asked the doctor if this was permanent damage, and they said no, but sent me for an MRI. The results came back and showed a vertical undisplaced fracture of the talus with no fragments, the doc then gave me a walking boot(which i come to find out was the wrong boot).
Feeling that the doctor wasnt taking my injury serious enough, i switched doctors. My 2nd doctor took an xray and reviewed my MRi and CT scan said that the fracture was still there a good 31/2 months later, and said that i would most likely suffer from arthritis in the joints. Then admitted that my case was complex and felt it was out of his league to treat me so suggested that i find a foot and ankle specialist. So the following week i make an appointment with a 3rd doctor who said im now suffering from post-traumatic arthritis, gave me the proper boot for one month and a fusion surgey might be on the table.
Currently the pain is way less. Nothing most of the time while sitting around, and a slight pain while walking. I walk with a limp, running is out of the question. ROM is pretty darn good, no to minimal pain for the most part except when moving my ankle to certain angles.
Im 31, of good health, don't smoke, occasionally drink, decently fit, work on my feet, enjoy to run, snowboard and is generally an active person. Im hoping to have this hear along without a fusion, as for everyday it tends to feel better and better. I have 2 weeks till i meet with the doc again to see what fate lies ahead for my ankle.
i would love to be active again and would love to be able to snowboard. Im looking for some feedback/support for ankle fusion and TAR procedures. Ive been looking on forums and reading tons of stories online and its hard to find positive ones, but that being said i dont let them get me down, and have been pretty optimistic for an outcome.
- Chronicity 6-18 Months
broke my ankle August 2015 in 3 places with a dislocation. Surgeon says worse end of the spectrum regarding ankle breaks. I'm hobbling with a crutch and sometimes wear the moonboot / camboot. I too have swelling and wear a Tubi grip. I keep the right leg elevated when at home sitting and sometimes with ice. I've heard it can take 1-2 years to be rid of the swelling if you're lucky. I'm not yet back at work as I have a highly active physical job. I'm nearly 60.
Between skiing and soccer, I've hd well over 20 angle sprains. Modern ski boots helped with the former, and I gave up the latter. I went on to become an avid runner, mainly on dirt and forest trails, which are highly irregular surfaces. I have a pretty controlled foot strike despite the terrain.
After ankle injuries, I iced frequently for several days and used crutches to stay off the injured leg for a week or so. X-rays of my ankles show that there is a bone process in each one, which is an abnormality which causes my ankles to "lever apart" with too much angulation.
I had some problems later in my running career, but this seeemed to be related to overzealous stretching before a run. I stopped stretching and the problem went away.
The physical therapist is vital to a person's recovery both physically and mentally. After my fourth and most severe sprain, the orthopaedic doctor unknowingly put me in too low a boot along with a pair of crutches. Should have been in a knee high not mid calf high boot. After four weeks of PT without much improvement my PT decided to do ultrasound to break up scar tissue around the inside of the ankle just under the point of the ankle bone. The pain was tremendous when the ultrasound hit that spot and she looked at my xrays. She, not my doctor, spotted the fracture, and then my boot was readjusted, I had yet another four weeks with crutches and then I used a cane. Most importantly, she functioned as a sports pyschologist would. I had recurring bouts of PSTD reliving the moments when I stepped off a platform thinking it was longer than it was, being on point for a split second and then sitting sidesaddle on a ballooning ankle. It was hard going to sleep, it was hard to stay motivated, and it was really hard keeping myself in shape. She helped me through all of that. She also let me know what was good pain and bad pain, so that as the tendons and muscle strengthened and there was soreness, I could continue to push myself without worrying about reinjury. A year later, she had given me the tools to physically manipulate the joint myself. Almost two years now since that injury, and every day I am reminded of it, but I have the toolkit to work it out while I continue to workout.
- Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
I shattered my ankle at 50. Was told I would have trouble with arthritis, for sure.
On crutches six weeks and then in a boot cast for another 6 weeks. Three more months of physical therapy�.. Did everything the therapist said. 14 years later��no problem so far! Do what you are told! Keep moving, keep moving!