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Sprained my ankle about 5 weeks ago. Had to be helped off the field of play as it was very painful straight afterwards. By the next day after proper RICE treatment I didnt think it was a particualrly bad as I was walking on the foot, was still a little painful to walk on for a few days however. Decided to play again on the foot the following weekend, and overstreched the injury again according to the physio. This caused more discomfort in the long run compared to the initial injury as I was limping on the foot for 4-5 days after wards. I decided to take a bit of time off training and followed some strengthing exercises given to me along with the RICE treatment. Started training on the foot again 2 weeks afterwards with heavy strapping as it was still a little sore although the strength in my ankle had improved drastically. 2 weeks on my ankle is still sore and after training on it last night I think I over done it a little, I can't remember a particular time when I hurt it but when I got home it was worse than usual and swollen ( not as swollen as when initailly done but a little swollen over the ankle bone). I don't know what to do as I do not want to seem unreliable and negative towards taking a chance in my
sport but my ankle is still sore. And to add to what I said earlier when training on it I havnt been able to plant the ball of my foot with real intent whilst sprinting because of the injury instead having to run on my heel. Any advice would be appreciated, is it ok to train on or should I still be resting it as I have only followed what the physios have told me. Thanks
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
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Pacific Grove, CA
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