- Age n/a
- Chronicity 6-18 Months
i wish they would change the name from "Sprained ankle" to something that accurately describes the condition. Its sounds too trivial. I shredded my left ankle stepping off the sidewalk onto a tiny pothole about 20 years ago. I caught the side of the pothole with the entire weight of my body, plus the extra force of gravity, tore it to such an extent that in an instant, there was this incredible pain along with an intense white light(a.k.a. "The White Light Test"- many men ought to know what that stands for). Then i went into shock, sweating intensely, fever, blood rushing from my head, and then fainted. I managed to get to a restaurant where i knew the owners, and it was only one block away. They let me lie down in their back room for about an hour after which they called a cab to take me to the local E.R.. Xrays and other tests told the doctor that it wasn't a complete tear, fortunately, then they gave me a shot for the nausea and shock, fitted me with an air brace for the ankle, told me to take anti-inflammatory meds, and to see my primary doctor in 3 weeks. It took over 6 months for my ankle to heal, and walk properly, i couldn't ride a bike or any sports for almost a year. I should have done ankle walk exercises my track coach in college taught me to stave off these types of injuries, but as a knucklehead, i stopped doing them many years before. Keep those ligaments stretched and strong, do those exercises- toe raises w/ weights is a good exercise.