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Ankle Sprain..... HELP!

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posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 04:47 PM
Hi everyone, i'll get right to it.
I sprained my ankle while riding my bike(i ride freestyle bmx) on november 9th,the hospital took x-rays and told me i had a high sprain.

A week and a half ago i went to a podiatrist and he told me i have a severe sprain.

here are to picture from the next day after it happened.

and here is one i took about 25 minutes ago.

does anyone know how to heal it faster?

I a'm currently using the R.I.C.E. method and as you can see the swelling has gone down some but it still hurts and i have limited mobility.

can anybody give me advice?

thanks in advanced.


posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 04:57 PM
Hey Miguel, NASTY looking injury there.
Are you sure it isn't getting worse versus better?

Just my 2 cents, but it should look like it is healing somewhat.
Did either doctor give you a time line for the swelling to go down?

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:05 PM
Hey thanks for the post
The doctor told me it's going to take 4-6 weeks, my job only gave me medical leave for 4 weeks and time is running out witch is why i am trying to heal faster.

That and i am bored out of my mind lol.

[edit on 29-11-2008 by miguelbmx]

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:07 PM

The swelling in your foot looks like it has gone down but your leg seems swollen still so it does seem it is healing. I guess it takes time to completely heal. It looks really painful!!
I hope your foot heals very soon...

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:12 PM
reply to post by miguelbmx

I see. So the three weeks that have past is reasonable.
I looked up your injury in one of my many Naturopathic remedy books.
You are already doing the best thing, but it does list Arnica gel. It also says Arnica tablets, but I normally do not recommend taking any pills as you may have a reaction.
Do you have any movement at all?
The book also says that as you regain movement to do an exercise where you move your foot as if you are cursive writing the alphabet. DO NOT attempt this if it is too painful as you may increase the injury. It's just as a way of getting mobile again.
Good luck to you my daredevil friend!

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:15 PM
Wow thanks you guys.

I have never heard of the Arnica gel, what is it for?
Does give me super powers? lol.

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Arnica is good for bruising of the skin..

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by Beauty_HairyBeast

Yeah i just did a google search and got some info.
thanks for your help and well wishes.

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by miguelbmx

Super powers huh..NOPE.
Betcha wished you could FLY over the jumps though.
It's a gel made from the Arnica plant, probably at most health food stores.
You'll have to make some phone calls in your area to find it.
The book specifies also that your hands must be THOROUGHLY clean before rubbing it into your skin, as you don't want any dirt or germs adding an infection.

posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied

Ok will do.

hopefully that will help me heal up in time for work.
thank you.

[edit on 29-11-2008 by miguelbmx]

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