Grade 2 Ankle Sprain - Pain After 12 Weeks
by Jock Turner
36 Hours After Injury
I sprained my ankle (grade 2) 12 weeks ago and I still get a dull aching pain (after light jogging) and there is some residual swelling which is making it difficult to get a full range of motion when I try to stretch.
Apart from the usual lateral ligament damage, I gather there was some rupturing to the medial deltoid ligament as the pain I have now is around this area. When I first injured the ankle there was a large amount of swelling on both sides of the ankle extending half way up the lower leg.
I've just started taking NSAIDs again to try and reduce the last bit of swelling. I also started taking Glucosamine Chondroitin and Cod Liver Oil (about 2 weeks ago) which I also read was good for joint injuries.
I never expected the injury to last this long, is this normal. I don't know how to get rid of this last bit of pain, any ideas?