anybody have them before? any advice on getting back up to normal quicker? exercises, rehab, icing schedules?
how long before youre back to 100%?
I sprained both sides of my left ankle(I didnt know that was possible but apparently it is) and its pretty damn painful. I have a bachelor party this weekend for a buddy and were slated to go fishing, play golf etc. and Id much rather be a participant than a sideliner
Thanks for the help everyone
Tony, in addition to the good recommendations here, you may consider trying hot/cold therapy, alternating ice packs and heat packs each for several minutes at a time to increase blood flow to the ankle. I believe you're supposed to end such a session with cold, but I can't remember why.
Ankles, wrists, and elbows often take a while to heal because those areas have a poor/low blood supply. But, they're not completely avascular, and increasing flow can carry benefits, including speeding the recovery time.
Also, applying a warming agent like Bengay, Icy-Hot, or Tylenol pain relieving cream can help draw more blood to the area during the day.