Hello, I would like to have your opinion on my foot injury.
About 1.5 months ago I injured my foot in a bicycle accident. It all happened so fast that I don't know exactly what happened, but the injury seems to be composed of a sprain on the lateral side of the foot and some other form of injury on the ankle.
The outer "knob" has healed somewhat and feels pretty good now, particularly when comparing to the ankle.
A bit more about the problem with the ankle. The injury is located right at the front and bottom of the ankle... you could say it goes from knob-to-knob at the front of the ankle. If you have trouble envisioning where this is it corresponds quite well with ”superior extensor reticulum" on this picture, but I would say it's not as highly situated, it's a bit lower down on the ankle.
So when I put a bit of exertion on the ankle, like walking or biking, it can swell up horizontally across the ankle.
What should I do and don't to make this heal? How long would it reasonably take for it to heal?
Oh yeah and a question about compression. Should I have compression bandage on during sleep? My foot hurts like hell when I do that (primarily the ankle area described earlier, but also a little on the knob). And it's not that I've thigthened the bandage extremely thight, it's about the same thightness as during the day.
Thank you for your answers.