Sprained ankle.......when will I be good to lift legs again???

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  1. IAMABALLER

    IAMABALLER New Member

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    8 days ago (last sunday) I was playing basketball in a "open gym men's league" and was a dumbass playing in running shoes. I went up and shot the ball and a kid jumped in front of me trying to block it. I landed on his foot and my ankle bent all the way inward, heard a crack and by the time i got off the court my foot was completely swollen/black&blue (thought it was broken).

    I still have a air cast on my foot (doc said i needed it on for a while b/c it was a bad sprain) . well, today was the first day i could walk w/out a lot of pain, so i went to the gym to get a quick workout. all i did was machines b/c i didnt want to lift free weights or heavy plates and put that pressure on my foot.

    Anyone that's ever had a sprain have any idea when i should be back doing everything? walk normal. play basketball. lift legs, etc.
     
  2. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    depends on how bad the sprain is i suppose. i used to sprain my ankles alot skateboarding and playing soccer. RICE-ing it and i was walking normally in 3 to 4 weeks.
     
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    yea, about 2-4 weeks
     
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    ask the doctor that put the cast on your foot you dumbass
     
  5. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    my ankle took a long time before i could play basketball pain-free
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    shin strengthening ftw
     
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    i suffered from a high ankle sprain the first varsity game of my junior year (two and a half years ago) and i wasn't 100% fully healed with no pain until my senior year of baseball (about a year ago).
     
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    IAMABALLER New Member

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    i did dumbass.........this is what he said, quoted "when you feel like you can, then you can". that is why i am asking b/c i want to know an approximate lenght of time
     
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    he said it was pretty bad, but today is just over a week and i am walking w/ almost no pain now. i mean, i dont know how yours was, but mine got very swollen (looked like a tennis ball was hanging off the side of my ankle, then i had black and blue all around my foot including my first 4 toes :eek3:
     
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    mine was doing it's best impression of a grapefruit :rofl: have you tried any inflammatory gels? and my doctor told me more or less the same thing. if it's comfortable enough then do it, once it hurts, stop.
     
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    took me 2 months to feel 100%, i was squatting with in a month. i fractured my ankle tho. so u may be better sooner.
     
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