Ask The Doctor > Pending > Sprained Ankle Not Healing

Sprained Ankle Not Healing

Patient: Have I sprained my ankle, torn an ankle tendon or worse? How to get a speedy recovery…

 

 

Symptoms: Previous symptoms: swelling of the ankle, foot and lower leg, pain, inability to walk or put pressure on right ankle, extreme bruising around ankle and foot, inability to move ankle.
currently symptoms: Swollen ankle, tenderness, shooting pain, hindered movements, instability during exercise and movement.
—-
Injury occurred six weeks ago, badly rolled ankle, originally thought it was a simply sprain and proceeded to walk and dance with a slight weight shift to ease pain. Pain became unbearable and so I saw a physio, they suggested a sprain and gave me instructions to rest the ankle, rice it, etc. Slowly I began walking on it but (current) symptoms persist six weeks later. Concerned (as a dancer) that I have done more than just sprain my ankle and that my physio’s brief examination is wrong. I have been walking and (cautiously) dancing on the ankle, but as pain persists and worsens with ankle movement, I am sure I have done something more to the ankle.
Unsure of how to proceed for a speedy recovery.

 

 

Doctor:

 


Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment