So i was at skyzone on those tiny things they call trampolines, and i happened to sprain my ankle trying to learn misty 5. I completely screwed up what axis I was on and my ankle popped in and out after landing on the pad. I got x rays and its not broken, but i was wondering what the recovery steps are like. Not like the treatments but the signs that it is recovering and how far I am in the process. I did this two days ago.
Yesterday it started showing a circle of bruising under my outer ankle bone, around the size of the ankle actually. I could kind of walk, i was able to stand on it without any major pain. I could move it mostly up and down, but side to side was a problem.
I just woke up and there is now the sams circle of brusing which is a lot more purple plus there are now lines of bruising under the ankle bone on each side of the foot which I think its very odd. However, I can move my foot a lot better. I would say around 50% of my old range of motion. I was just curious if this seems out of the normal or slower / faster than normal. I will keep using the RICE method until i am back to 100%.
I run trails in the summer and I am going to go to a runner specific chiropractor/ physical therapist who fixes running injuries so I can get my ankle strengthened enough to run trails. Trails are very rocky and rough so it is common to tweak an ankle. This is my first ankle injury so I want to play it safe by getting a professional. Thanks.