Brief Medical History Overview
Ankle Sprain Still Hurts After 2 Months
About 2 months ago I think I sprained my ankle - well I say think because I don't remember doing it. I had been doing some fairly physical work, jumping around in woodland etc... The next day the top of my ankle was a bit painful, I thought it was a cramp so I tried to walk it off, but I woke up the following day and I couldn't stand on it. The whole ankle hurt. It was swollen on the outside just above the 'lump' over the top and on the inside just above the lump'
I rested it for a few days with ice and stuff and after a few days I was able to put weight on it, but it was still painful to walk on.
I saw my GP who said yes its a sprain 'I think you have sprained all the muscles an ligaments' he referred me to a physio who I went to see, I also paid for a private physio. Both physios and my doctor have told me it just needs time, rest and ice . But after two months it still hurts when I walk on it for any length of time (particularly downhill) although sometimes it's fine.
When pain occurs it is different to how it was to start with, it is a sharp pain on the inside of the ankle just behind the 'bony bit', it occurs while walking as I 'roll the foot up' whilst bringing my other leg forward.
Can anyone give me some advise? What's going on? Surely it should be healed by now? Is the physio giving me good advise, I have been told to stand on my toes, and to do rotation resistance exercises inwards and outwards - but when I do these exercise the pain flares up again! Is there anything I can do to heal it faster? I have been told when it starts hurting to rest and ice. I have been put my whole foot in a bucket of ice and water for 20 mins twice a day. But it doesnt seem to make much difference. The ankle is still swollen but not as severely.
many many thanks!