Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?

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AlaninCarlisle

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Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« on: February 04, 2018, 15:34 »
Does anyone have much experience of this, in an er older person?

Four days ago, I went over on my ankle in thick mud when getting my wife's ponies in.No big deal at the time but increasing painful with swollen ankle since yesterday. Standard advice seems to rest it and keep it elevated. I'm wondering if physiotherapy might help. Any views on this as I'm going crazy just sitting down listening to the radio or reading?

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 15:41 »
RICE
Rest
Ice
Compress?
Elevate.
Sooner you do that the better & it will mend quicker.
But  to be honestit sounds like you might be better going to A&E if the swelling didnít come up straight away (2 days after incident)to get it checked out🙁 you probably need an X-ray. Donít delay any longer, you donít want complications setting in.

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 15:54 »
Oh, I don't think it merits A and E. The swelling disappears overnight and comes back if or when I start walking on it. I just wondered if physiotherapy might help

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 16:03 »
If it is a soft tissue injury, arnica cream or gel can be very good. 

There are a lot of small bones in the ankle and you may have done some damage to one.  Not wishing to be rude or cheeky, but in an older person, even small breaks do need a bit more TLC.  If not A&E, a visit to your GP or even asking to see the pharmacist at the chemist might be a good idea.

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 17:10 »
MoS and Snowy aren't wrong.  I went over on mine 14 months ago, thought "she'll be right" and strapped it up.  Bit like you. It swelled up, went a bit purple and green and then looked okay. But - It still isn't.   :(  I really ought to get it X-Rayed.  :( :( :(
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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 17:41 »
Thanks for all the advice. I'll book a session with a physiotherapist tomorrow. She specialises in sports injuries and I've known her through rugby for many years. It'll cost me a few quid but at least I'll be able to book at a time that suits me, be in and out in 40 minutes and not clog up the NHS system

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 19:45 »
Getting it checked out is definitely worth it.  Even if it just soft tissue damage, ligaments, muscles and all the other twangy bits can go wrong and cause a lot of long term pain unless dealt with.

Fingers crossed you are back on your feet soon  :)

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 19:12 »
Keep it going till the wife has dug the plot ! ;)

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 19:43 »
Right, two days later. No treatment other than a couple of ibuprofen and determination to ignore it. Pain almost gone and swelling much less than yesterday after a good night's sleep, despite a hard hour this morning clearing snow from drive and yard. Cancelled tomorrow's physio appointment. Job's a good un :nowink:

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 05:48 »
As a person who falls and twists joints,if any swelling on joints,if its my ankle i will soak in warm water with epsom salts added,soak for 20mins or so,it works very well for easing pain and any swelling,it worked for my horses legs, and it works for me,epsom salts are very cheap its worth having them in the house they have so many use's :)Lillileaf

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 06:51 »
Thanks for all the advice. I'll book a session with a physiotherapist tomorrow. She specialises in sports injuries and I've known her through rugby for many years. It'll cost me a few quid but at least I'll be able to book at a time that suits me, be in and out in 40 minutes and not clog up the NHS system
id be very disappointed if your physio decides to do and start doing physio sessions without xrays and specialist instruction on what the damage is in your ankle, take this from someone with 20 yrs of ankle and knee injuries and double figure operations on two ankles and knee.

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Re: Any advice for a sore swollen ankle?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 12:03 »
I am a
 Runner and I find ice to be the best   Ice, ice baby 😃



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