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Last Wednesday I had a severe ankle sprain bad enough that the swelling made my ankle joint easily the size of a softball. X-rays, a CAM boot, and a recommendation for a follow up appointment and they sent me on my merry way. Over the span of 6 days, the swelling barely went down, even if I followed the RICE to the T. Every time I stood up-non weight bearing- I would get this terrible blood rush kinda pain, especially after having my leg elevated.
Tuesday, doctors said I ruptured a ligament that usually only ruptures after a break in either the fibula or tibia. Since I had no break they couldn’t go in for surgery to fix, so he said I’ll just have ankle problems for a long long while. Put me in the boot for 6-8 weeks, 24/7 but for bathing.
But, the ‘blood rush’ feeling is persisting, if not getting worse.. am I doing something wrong? Should I go back?
Also, I will gladly accept any tips and pointers for surviving this dang boot, and how on earth to make it more comfortable for sleep..
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