I went ice skating (for the first time in 20

Patient

Q: I went ice skating (for the first time in 20 years) 4 days ago. My ankles were sore but tolerable at first, but are growing more and more painful by the day. Slight swelling on inside knobby bone, no bruising. Hurts to move my foot up, down, or in a circular motion. I am a healthy active parent. Each day it seems to hurt more than the last. Why is it not getting better?

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

I think that you injured your ankle while ice skating. This will not get better unless you try the following therapy:
Rest the ankle joint. Do not walk on it
Ice the ankle for 15 minutes at a time every hour
Compress the ankle using a crepe bandage or a ankle sleeve
Elevate the ankle to allow blood flow back to the heart
Use Brugel or Brufen tablets to control the painn
Massage and gentle stretching may also help you.

If this does not help you after 3 days, please see a Doctor.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. All the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Can a poorly performed lumbar puncture cause permanent paralysis? My father has recently undergone several lumbar pun...

Q: Does the morning after pill still work during ovulation? I had sex yesterday and the condom broke, I took ellaone 30 ...

Q: Hi, my 4 year old son had a fever for 2 days, then developed a sandpaper like texture on the tummy and chest. Now ski...

Q: I have a cold I've been to the doctor and I'm on OTC and a Z pack and he also said to buy Affrin because I was oppose...

Q: (Barium Swallow and Achasia Cardia) Name of patient: Radhika Sivapuram Age: 30years Gender: Female Date of Birth:...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews