7th week after ankle sprain

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I'm still having problems with walking around the room. I'm doing different exercises with resistance bands, rotations, stretches, one leg stand. And I'm getting sharp pain if I try to do standing calf raises. One thing I don't understand is why does the swelling go down if I wear an ankle brace for only an hour or two? And why does it return back so quick after I throw it away? I will probably lose my job now, but whatever, I stopped caring about everything.

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    I forgot to mention. Sometimes it hurts on the inside sometimes on the outside of the ankle (both sides are swollen. And when I try to stretch it while standing, I cannot move my knee forward, it's unbelievable how stiff it is. Because of this problem going down the stairs is almost impossible.

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      Yes I had an x ray, they told me nothing is broken. And I don't want to go to physiotherapist because I don't want to spend 200 $ on these treatments that I can do at home myself.

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    This is one of the worst injuries I think anyone can have . But it does get better. I had to go up and down the stairs on my butt for about two months.

    I couldn’t believe how quickly my ankle would swell, and sometimes my entire leg, when I did the simplest things.

    The only way I could get relief from the swelling and the pain was to elevate and rest.

    good luck. You’ve got this !!!!!?

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      You know I think I already tried everything. I'm massaging it two times a day, hot/cold showers, stretching, rotating, alphabet, resistance bands, one leg stands. The only thing I don't even want to try anymore are calf raises. Actually I'm still doing them but what I'd do is put more weight on my healthier ankle. Another thing I figured out today is that I could also have "posterior tibial tendonitis". Because I can feel it when I'm messaging my foot on the inside. I think I will start going out more despite the pain. I can't sit at home anymore, it's not healthy and I'm getting depressed.

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