It's my ankleversary
June 23, 2014 2:31 PM Subscribe
Sprained my ankle May 2013. It seemed to heal, and now is acting up again. Thoughts? Suggestions?
posted by Lardmitten to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I sprained my ankle pretty badly in May 2013 by basically falling into a pothole walking home in the dark. It rolled and hurt acutely for about a week. I had it looked at and there was no bone fracturing, just the sprain. I did rest, NSAIDs, elevation at work and home, and gave it a good long rest period until I was back to using my standing desk.
It was fine through the summer, fall, and winter though it would swell intermittently in the evenings (maybe 2x month). Around October I stopped hearing from it all together and was running about 3x a week. I got really sick in Feb 2014 and was mostly bedridden for about 5 weeks, with inflammation/auto immune stuff involved. Recovered, came back to work, went back to standing eventually, and did so well for about 2 months.
Now I cannot make past half a day of standing (with breaks). My ankle is swelling in the evenings again when I have any kind of day--lazy days, walk-filled days, dog walking, gardening days, or trying to use my standing desk days. I am not an "eXtreme" kind of person who spends the weekends mountain climbing and the rest of the week working laying down or anything. I try to be moderate and consistent with my activity.
I have really squishy mats at work, and I try to do all things as ergonomically as possible. I wear good shoes when I walk and run, unless it's a casual walk to a nearby shop in sandals or flats.
So, my question: has this happened with a sprain of yours? What helped? Any idea what was causing it? I suspect this may be related to my winter sickness, which affected all my joints. I know we're all different, but this was my first sprain ever and I am wondering if I am "broken" forever. Thanks.