Plague with reoccurring ankle injury!
November 28, 2011 10:46 PM Subscribe
I have this reoccurring injury on my ankle which always happen when I play futsal.
posted by ericteoh to health & fitness (7 answers total)
It all started a few years back when I had a terrible landing while I was playing badminton. I jumped and smashed but I didn't land well and the next thing I know, I was in terrible pain.
I limped for 2.5 months while still having slight pain at the ankle area when applying pressure having it last around 4 months. I might had made a terrible mistake for not going to the hospital to have it examined at that point which I kind of regret that now. I did not resume badminton for almost a year, only doing slow jogs after that.
Once I was comfortable, I resumed badminton and futsal but on occasions and most of the time when I'm playing futsal I get hurt at that very same spot. I get twist too easily, falling down without being tackled by my own in which I get to recover the injury in a day or two. At times, when I bend my ankle for a far stretch I can feel like there was something in my ankle poking at my bones and muscles.
I don't feel like I can take any of this anymore. I had another injury a few days back due to a bad tackle from an opponent and this time it is pretty bad, having not being able to walk properly for 4 days. The whole ankle is pretty swell up like when I had that first incident a few years back.
A doctor friend of mine told me that doctors could probably do nothing about it but just cast the ankle up. I don't know how far to an extend that could hold true. Would a sports doctor help?
Any ideas guys as to what's the problem I am facing with my ankle and is there a cure for it? It seems to me that my ankle is not as strong as it used to be prior to the first incident. Or will this be permanent and all that is left of me is running? And that too I am having doubts for the foreseeable future!