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12 months ago I walked down steep step and my left ankle twisted under me. X-ray no break. Crutches and about a month of hassle. No pain killers needed other than for the first 3 days. After that the pain was tolerable.
Anyway fastrack to now 12 months later. First thing in the morning having been asleep and not putting any weight through my ankle I literally have to use the walls or door to move around the house as I cannot put any weight through my ankle. It takes a few minutes to be able to walk normally. Same goes if I sit down for 30 mins or so when I get up I can't walk properly until I'm up and moving.
The GP says it takes time but I'm getting fed up now. I can't do any exercise in fear of my ankle going again. If I swim my ankle hurts so I'm stumped. I work outdoors so constantly watching what I'm doing. I'm 40 and got very slight high blood pressure which is a family thing. I'm not on tablets but I know my now lack of fitness isn't helping matters which I can do anything about because of my ankle.
I use high boots for work to strengthen the ankle but these are uncomfortable in other areas and are restrictive as I'm moving and bending down a lot.
It's like a chicken and egg situation.
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