My ankle has been getting destroyed skating over the past month. I rolled it about 4 times and the last time I severely sprained it. It's been about two weeks since then. There is still a mini bump on my lower ankle. I can walk on it like normal and it doesn't hurt much. Still minor pain, but managable.
The question: Tomorrow everyone is going to have a little get together at the icerink. I REALLY want to snowboard, but I'm not sure if it is the best idea. Will I do permanent damage to my ankle if I choose to ride tomorrow? I don't want to mess my winter up over a little icerink session.
Let me know what you think.
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I have sprained my right ankle close to 10 times, from minor to severe, doing everything from playing soccer and basketball to skateboarding and biking. It all started in HS, about 6 years ago, and I'm not saying it was the cause, but over this past winter I had to have surgery to have a ruptured disk in my lower back removed and fused. Now I know from you ankle to your lower back is a long ways, but I have half a mind to realize that my weak ankle effected my right leg, which in turn effected the way i walk/ sit/ sleep...everything. So basically what I am getting down to is take care of it while you can, it can lead to worse shit down the road. I am just now getting full strength back in my right leg, but my ankle is still super weak. Look into a lace-up ankle brace or something of that nature, once those ligaments are stretched, theres no turning back until its time for surgery. thats just my experience.
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I am currently sitting at home icing my broken/sprained ankle. Skiers/snowboarders have abnormally weak ankles so they get injured much easily. Im not a doctor, but if i were you, id ice it regularly and if it's swelling, take something to keep the swelling down. Once it feels better again, start doing ankle strengthening exercises. You can use resistance bands, you can walk on your toes, you can stand on a pillow or wiggly surface, whatever works best for you. You will be plagued with ankle injuries for life if you arent proactive about making them stronger.
bad ankle sprains can take 1-3 month to get heal back to 100%... And the worst part is if its not healed 100% and you resprain you gotta start all over again. If you really wanna snowboard try getting your ankled wrap by a atheltic trainer....
ankle injuries can be a chronic problem, my whole soccer career i think I was running around on taped ankles. once you stretch out those ligaments you are dealing with constant instability. I have been rehabbing from acl surgery all summer and been doing a ton of balance stuff. not only has it helped my knee but i've also seen a huge difference in my ankle strength. just standing on a pillow, will help work all those little muscle in your ankle. and these pads are really good too
just take it easy, its not worth ruining the whole upcoming season over one day right?
unfortunately thats how it always seems to happen...
I just broke my ankle 3 weeks ago on the trampoline and ruined a trip to argentina, and basically the entire summer...
Although my injury was pretty un-preventable you have somewhat of a warning. I would definitely rest your ankle and maybe see a doctor.
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i love you you make me laugh so much but any who to the original poster ibuprofen it great for injurys hell i broke may foot and didnt go to the doctor for a few weeks and i was fine with ibuprofen still hurt but not as bad
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