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Sprained ankle - should it really take this long to heal?

(4 Posts)
itwillbebetter Fri 21-Feb-14 14:11:04

I sprained my ankle last October really badly. It was massively swollen and bruised from my toes right up to about 2 inches above my ankle. Pain was horrific, far worse than when I broke my wrist. X rays showed no fracture.

I'm still really suffering but it's in the inside of my ankle. Pain stems from what I guess is a ligament just on the start of the arch of my foot, about 2 inches from the back of my heel. It goes all the way up the inside of my ankle I can barely touch it and it throbs and wakes me up. Is this still to be expected or do I need to perhaps get it scanned? I feel like I'm constantly bothering my GP at the moment so bit scared of making a fuss!

JackNoneReacher Fri 21-Feb-14 16:54:00

Have you had some treatment? I mean physio?

Sprained ankles can be really bad. Worse than a break in many ways. Certainly sounds very painful though.

If you've not had physio I would go and ask to be referred or get a recommendation to see one privately.

GobblersKnob Fri 21-Feb-14 21:09:33

I sprained my ankle really badly last April and have only just been discharged from physio, it is not perfect but should continue to improve as I will continue to work on it.

They can take a horribly long time to heal but you really need to go back to your gp and push for physio.

You have my sympathies I could not believe how disruptive mine was and how long and how much work out had taken to get it back to strength.

BrianTheMole Fri 21-Feb-14 21:13:14

I'd go back to the gp. It sounds horrendous.

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