Have you seen an orthopedist about this?
Find out what the condition is & get a proper diagnosis, then *take
care of it*, don't continue to abuse it & ignore further injury!
Maybe a referral to physical therapy? I did a lot more ankle exercises than
figure 8's after a mild sprain a few years ago. (actually, I don't thing
figure 8's were even on the list)And I did *not* run for several weeks while
it healed, though I did continue walking.
> I was actually looking for a medical group but maybe someone here
> has had a similar experience. Male, 47 always been at least a part time
> runner. I've always had a tendency for sprained ankles. It used to be
> about once a year I would turn my ankle while running, go down in a
> heap,do a little roll, brush the pebbles out of my palms and knees, limp
> it off for about 10 seconds and continue my run. Usually the soreness
> and swelling would be gone within a week. I never did the RICE thing.
> Maybe I should have. Recently, for the 4th time in 3 years I have
> basically sprained my ankle without turning it.
> First, while bowling for the first time in years I took a step and
> felt a crunching sensation and then couldn't.t hardly walk on it. I
> attempted 2 more frames but could not continue. I had all the swelling
> and soreness of a sprained ankle. It took about 2 weeks to subside.
> Second, as a mail carrier while walking between houses I stepped into a
> little divot (happens ALL the time) my foot wiggled a little but did not
> come close to turning. But there was like a little snap and the same
> symptoms and recovery. Third, while just sitting on a couch doing figure
> eights with my ankle (habit) it happened again. I got up and could
> hardly walk. And finally, Saturday again while delivering mail same as
> before only less severe. Frustratingly I was going to run a 5k Sunday
> (most races around here are on Saturdays when I work) but woke up and
> felt it was not a good idea. I was able to run an easy 3 miles today
> with just a little soreness at the beginning. This spraining without
> turning has never happened while actually running or while playing
> tennis or volleyball.
> It is incredibly frustrating because I never know when it will
> happen. I can see paying nearly $100 for a marathon and doing this the
> day before the race. Has anyone had this problem or have a diagnosis? I
> have a bad feeling nothing can be done for it. I don't think a brace
> would make a difference. Maybe I should just run to deliver the mail!