So I sprained my ankle at the end of April this year, so it’s about 2 months since it happened.
And you know what?
It’s still not better.
I can walk fine and I don’t have a limp, but every morning when I get out of bed and start walking I limp. It’s sore and it feels stiff in the mornings. But then all of a sudden the pain and stiffness is gone and I can walk normally. So that’s the first thing that I notice.
I seem to struggle going down stairs and I have to go down slowly as it’s uncomfortable for my foot.
It’s also still a little swollen in one area, and it doesn’t seem to be going down at all. It kind of annoys me because I have chunky ankles (unfortunately) so this swelling does not help this!
There’s also some tenderness in one spot as well, and when I move it certain ways it hurts.
Finally, I also can’t run! I realised this when I was going somewhere with my Dad and I started running to get my things when suddenly I felt pain in my foot and I thought “Oh no, it seems I can’t run!” So I quickly walked instead!
I knew it would take a while to heal but I just worry that this is what it is going to be like forever! I hope not!
I kind of abandoned my exercises to help my foot for a while but I’ve gotten back into it so hopefully that will help. I just kind of thought that it will heal when it’s supposed to.
I knew it would be a long process, but the doctor did say it will heal within 14-21 days…… so I did actually believe him! But yet here I am 60 days after the accident and it’s still not better.
But anyway, I can walk so that’s the most important thing. I just have to be careful and hope that one day it will heal and I’ll be able to play badminton with the family and be able to actually run and hit the shuttlecock! I’m absolutely rubbish at it now because I’m stuck in one spot!