Sunday, March 09, 2008

Treating a Sprained Ankle

Something bad happened this past Monday. I sprained my ankle. I'm ok, it's probably between a 1st degree and 2nd degree sprain. It is bad because on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have so much walking to do to get to my classes. I didn't get to see a doctor until Tuesday afternoon and I got a rockin' ankle brace and some advice to ice. She said it would be a couple of weeks before it was back to normal functioning and six weeks until complete healing.

So, of course, I really couldn't give the poor ankle the rest it needed until this weekend. I found that I was using the ice-bag a lot and began to wonder if I was doing it right. So I googled it! I found this great advice. I am posting it here so that I will be able to find it again should I re-injure the ankle (which is common apparently).


  1. Painfull.
    Hope you did manage to rest it. Im not good at resting things!

  2. Hope you're recovering well! I'm trying something new for my aches and pains -- gin-soaked raisins! About 8 of them every day are supposed to be great for inflammation (as are berries and other yummy foods).