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I would say to be extremely watchful for blood clots associated with the sprain. I had a family member to pass that way. Best wishes that it heals soon without any complications.
originally posted by: MRuss
I don't know how I've avoided being hurt this far into my life, but I'm totally a newbie to this.
Long story short: I almost fell down a set of deathly narrow basement stairs at someone's house----that stairway could be in a horror movie----and my ankle stopped me from probably serious injury at the bottom----or even worse. I caught myself.
I have swelling on both sides of the ankle. It's pretty swollen but not too dramatically. I've been doing Advil regularly, and ice and elevation. It's day 2 and I can get into the kitchen okay for something quick to eat but I'm mostly couch-bound.
Is it normal for both sides to swell? I haven't gone to the doctor. I'm alone at home as hubby is away so.... Here I am.
Since 2,800 people sprain their ankle a day.... Maybe someone out there can give me some advice.
I need to get better fast!!! And God, this really bites!