Question - Rehab After Ankle Sprain

by Erin

Hi! I've been reading all of your great information on ankle sprains and rehab. I fell from an 8 foot ladder a week ago. I got ice on it within 3 minutes and had ibuprofen on board within about 15 - 20 minutes. The swelling is gone, and the bruising is down to an area of 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.

I'm a fitness instructor and have been training for a marathon I'm scheduled to run October 5. I know how important it is that I do my rehab correctly.

Here is my question that I'm not finding on your web pages: If there is still pain when I rotate my foot outward( the sharp, "grabbing" pain ), should I be doing the rehab exercises? I can walk comfortably. Being on my feet for too long causes soreness, but the only actual pain comes from rotation. I would imagine that letting the ankle roll under would also cause pain, but for obvious reasons I have made sure to avoid that. :-)

Thanks so much for any help or advice you can give me!


PS I didn't see a doctor as I didn't think there was any chance that it was broken. I bought an ankle brace to use when getting back to running and teaching.

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