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04-23-2009, 08:30 AM #1
Sprained Ankle- how long does it takes to recover?
Hi I did a jump smash and didnt land properly. Sadly the results was a very bad sprained ankle and I totally couldnt walk the next day. I had to move around with the help of my roller chair. It has been around 3 weeks to 1 month since I sprained my ankle. However it has yet to fully recover. Im kinda puzzled with it cause I find the pain in the ankle when I rotate it until it stretches alot. The ankle is still alittle swollen and my friend said there might be liquid or something like that inside.
How long does an ankle sprain take to fully recover? Im not sure if I should see a doctor or physician cause I think that ankle sprains can be self treated.
04-23-2009, 09:20 AM #2
i did sprained my ankles twice already this year...if go to physician will recover soon..if let it recover itself will take longer period...2weeks already i still cant jump or run...
04-23-2009, 09:24 AM #3
Wow Giant that sounds really bad =(. How did u get that kind of sprained?
04-23-2009, 09:29 AM #4
in the court..when im playing badminton...when "reversing" my leg...
1st time worst...only can play badminton after 2 months plus..aih...how's ur ankle now?
04-23-2009, 09:06 PM #5
a simple sprained ankle should be back to full strength after 3 weeks.
If it takes any longer than this you have done much more damage then a sprain. more likely muscle/ligiment or tendon damage.
Go to your doctor straight away and get it scanned and checked out.
04-23-2009, 10:56 PM #6
firstly, you should see a doctor and ask. typical sprain can be recovered to 90% strength after a month. and then afterwards it will slowly recovers back to 100%. however, in case there are more serious damage, you should see a doctor. the later you see a doctor, the longer it will take to fully recover.
04-24-2009, 02:17 AM #7
Also might wanna ask your doctor or physiotherapist about some exercises you can do to retrain the muscles around your ankle, cause if you don't that ankle will be more prone to future sprains.
04-24-2009, 07:05 AM #8
My ankle can function like normal. I can play badminton matches now but when make really sudden and quick change in direction my injured ankle feels the pain. I still think its a little bruised too but I wonder how did it get bruised?
Anyway the doctor you are refering to is a medical one in the clinic or those chinese physician? Im living in Singapore.
04-24-2009, 07:40 AM #9
After a sprain, the worst thing you can do, is rush back to the court and play competitive games. Badminton involves high speed and changing direction, which gives a lot of more stress on the ankle, rather than normal walking or jogging.
If you feel pain during the game, you should stop right away. Go to visit the doctor and rest up. I badly injured my ankle a few years ago, it takes me about 2-3 months to get back on court for some easy games. I wear ankle brace for the 1st month or so, and did not get back to my usual self after a total of 4-5 months.
04-24-2009, 09:04 AM #10
depends how bad it is. i sprained my ankle 2 years ago and i was back to 'just ok' condition after a month or so. i did see the physio (for ultrasound and the sort) about 3 times a week initially and twice a week for the remaining 2 weeks.
i think the ultrasound will actually help you recover faster.
btw, lets hope it doesn't have to happen to any of us ever again. i wouldnt wish this on anyone no matter what.
04-24-2009, 09:32 AM #11
Dang I never knew an Ankle sprain could be so complicated man. This sure is gonna slow down my progress.
04-24-2009, 09:43 AM #12
04-24-2009, 09:56 AM #13
took me a year or so. Mine was a ligament tear. And i'm not exactly sure if i can consider it FULLY recovered. My left ankle still feels the strain when i stretch it in the direction of the sprain. But at least my ankles are strengthened now.
Then again, i did not give it adequate rest after i got injured. Don't make the same mistake i did
04-26-2009, 02:13 AM #14
i worry bad things happen again that why i took longer time to wait it to recover 100% before start play badminton...i did x-ray last time..doctor only ask me to rest at home...
04-26-2009, 03:37 AM #15
iv done both my ankles a few times from light to moderate sprains. If u give it adequate rest and good recovery then theres no reason why for a basic sprain you should be back to full strength after 3 -4 weeks.
If it takes longer you have done significantly more damage than just a basic sprain. Believe me. If you give it proper resting time do all the right things and it still feels weak and painful then theres a serious problem.
In all cases if you injure yourself go the the dam doctor the next day or within a few days. Why people think "oh iv injured myself il just rest and it will be fine." its beyond me.....start thinking logically people.
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