I hope they give you the answers you need. No one should live in pain. Good luck and keep us updated.
Thank you people, I'm hoping to schedule another doctor's visit this week sometime.
I'd like to add that the format I used for RICE is the same the Tuckamore used in an earlier post. I'm unable to find that post at this time but apparently our RICE differs. But the formatting is the same as Tuckamore's. This is also the formatting I've seen used on pamphlets and how it's been presented in Red Cross first aid courses that I've attended. I was a flight attendant for many years and was trained extensively in first aid. Anyway, this is part of the post I made. Again, Tuckamore used this formatting earlier and it jogged my memory of it.
"Remember RICE for most all sports injuries:
E: Elevation "
Apologies to Tuckamore for any problems I may have caused.
Hello and Welcome to the Pain Mangement Forum. I am sorry to hear about your painful injury.
You need a diagnosis before you can do anything else or make decisions as to what options may be available.
An x-ray is not an effective tool to determine if you have torn muscles, ligaments or tendons. An MRI should have been done at the two week period when there was little improvement.
You are past RICE treatment. This is used initially for injuries but after two months there should be better options as directed by a Sports Medicine Physician. It sounds like you have a significant injury that will require the treatment of a specialist. I encourage you to get a clinical evaluation asap. Let untreated this could become chronic so please see a Sports Medicine Physician.
Please let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your updates.
P.S. Arrange to see a physio too always a good move..
Sorry to hear you are having problems. I would re post this in the orthopedic community, it has a Doctor on it who may be able to help. It sounds like you have damaged the tendons/ligaments and could have dislocated it too. As suggested go and see an orthopedic specialist uregnetly. Ankles take a long time to heal and rest is very important. You wnat to make sure this gets fixed properly or else you may well end up with life long problems.
I'd recommend you see an orthopedic doctor who specializes in sports medicine. In the meantime, keep it elevated and try some ice on your ankle. If you can tolerate Ibuprofen and have taken it before with no problems, you might want to try that. Do not take it on an empty stomach. Remember RICE for most all sports injuries:
But do see an orthopedist. It would seem that you need another checkup. Everything may be fine. My son dropped a weight (270lbs) bar on his knee. That was during football season. He has done physical therapy, had an MRI and is still having some pain. So it does take a little time. Don't overdo and see the orthopedist.
Take care. I hope someone else comes on. We're all patients ourselves but we some have some smart people here. I'm sure one of them will answer later.