About 5 months ago I sprained my ankle. Ever since then people have been telling me different things and I just don't know what to believe. For instance: an hour after it happened I was taken to a hospital. The nurse there just put some tape around it, and said "ok, you can start walking on it when you want". My teacher told me that it was good to walk on it- even if it hurts a lot… and said that he knew this from experience, so naturally I believed him. No one even thought of telling me to borrow some crutches or anything!! My mom took me two months later to a Doctor whose speciality is ankles, feet and so on, and he said that it should go away in 6 weeks. He said if I REALLY want to I can go have physiotherapy. The physiotherapist told me that it will take many months. I was in complete shock. She said if I really want to I can use an ankle brace. Anyways, I still have pretty bad pain when I do everyday activities (fast walking, turning suddenly, jumping and so on).
I am so tired of this sprain, and I feel like it will never go away! All I want is to stop feeling pain all the time. Is there anything except for rest and physiotherapy that can be done to quicken the healing process? Like laser treatment, heat treatment, massages or something like that? I'm even willing to wear a cast for a month if that will give my foot enough time to heal up properly.
I don't even know what the pain is from, because I feel pain all around the foot (on both sides of the foot, on the top and so on). I also have some swelling on the top of the foot (it's hard, not soft like the initial swelling immediately after the ankle sprain) and it makes my foot look deformed when you look at it from the side. My foot especially hurts in that area, both resting and after walking. Could this be the source of the pain? How do I make my foot normal again (massages maybe?)
Please help me! No one is giving me enough information about this topic, and maybe I'm just wasting my time, when I could have got it over with months ago using some laser, or something like that!
Send me any suggestions,