Sprained ankle symptoms w/o turning ankle

Sprained ankle symptoms w/o turning ankle

Post by fourpa.. » Wed, 19 Jul 2006 01:48:57


     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!
Thanks.
 
 
 

Sprained ankle symptoms w/o turning ankle

Post by bj » Wed, 19 Jul 2006 02:07:24

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.
bj


Quote:
>     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!
> Thanks.


 
 
 

Sprained ankle symptoms w/o turning ankle

Post by vansco » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 02:01:06

Are you jamming your ankle?   In other words, does it occur when the
foot is forced upward when you're not quite expecting it?  Pain occurs
on the top/middle of the ankle.

This happens to me a lot, but I don't know what it's really called and
haven't found much help on the web. Sorry.  Anyway, if you find
something, please post it.  

-Good Luck