> I sprained my ankle on August 15. I did the ice for a couple days afterward, didn't
> walk until I felt the ankle was stable, and have been using a whirlpool a few times a
> The pain is not nearly as great (it's almost non existent), the ankle is more stable, but
> now almost five weeks later, the swelling remains. How much should this concern
> me? What is the 'usual' duration for such swelling to continue?
> Andrew a.k.a. Drew Castillo
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I feel your pain brother. I sprained my ankle just before my first race
of te season, which was the last race of the season...now I have to wait
until next year!!!!!
Anyway, I sprain my ankle on August 30...with a small hairline
fracture. however the swelling has gone down, except over the top of
the foot. I believe that has to do with the airsplint and the
shoes...in the morning the swelling is not noticable.
My question is: Has the swelling decrease at all? or is it just as
swollen as the first week? Is the foot Black and blue still?
You may wish to try soaking your foot in Epsom salt. I helps with
drawing out the *** and reducing swelling...IN THE FOOT. Don't expedt
to see *** in the bucket after a 30 min soak :)
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