Hi guys, I sprained my ankle week ago, I immediately went to emergency room, they did X-ray, nothing was broken. However, I was diagnosed with second
degree ankle sprain. They put acetate (octan) cream and bandaged it. The ankle was very swollen, and there was no bruising present at that time. Next
day, I kept putting ice on it, then not at all for couple of days. Few days ago, maybe 3, I started icing it again. I keep my leg elevated, even when
I started taking liposomal vitamin C daily, 2 times a day, B complex once a day, and MSM 2 times a day to speed up the healing. I am unable to step on
my left foot, where the injury occured. When I put it above ground when standing, I feel pressure and strong burning pain in my ankle. Yesterday,
bruise appeared, it supposedly is part of the healing, which is step forward.
I got it bandaged today, they put acetate (octan) cream again, and also elastic bandage on top.
I have few questions:
How long does it take for 2nd degree ankle sprain to heal?
It happened approximately on August 18-19 at night, according to doctor, the healing time is 3-4 weeks, that means that according to him, it
should be healed by half of May however, according to the internet it is 3-8 weeks, and also rehab is recommended. Which one is more correct? I am
going abroad on June 8-9 for work for 3 months, will I be completely healed by then with fully functional ankle?
Is there anything else you'd recommend me to take, to speed up the healing?
edit on 26-4-2013 by Farnhold because: (no reason given)