Five days ago, I was going down the stairs when suddenly got into an accident and sprained my ankle. I thought it was just a minor sprain that it will subside on the next day or two. I raised my right foot and put an ice on it. On the first hour after the accident, I can still walk with moderate pain. As the night came and I was getting ready to sleep and rest my foot, I suddenly felt the pain from moderate to severe. If I have to rate it from 1 to 10, I will rate as 10. Totally a severe pain!
On the first night, I had a hard time sleeping because of the pain and I don’t know what position will be the best for my right foot to be comfortable. It took two hours for me to be able to sleep due to the severe pain. It didn’t end there. The pain I suffered that night woke me up and again I had a hard time going back to sleep.
I looked at it as soon as I woke up the next day. My ankle was obviously swollen and it was black and bluish in color. I wasn’t able to go to work and wasn’t able to walk. Every time I need to get something, I jumped with one foot of course! Walking up the stairs hadn’t been that hard before I sprained my ankle. I crawled. I cried not because of the pain, but because of the inability to walk. I felt worthless but still I tried to walk.
On the third day, no progress! As the afternoon approached, we went to a traditional massage healer. She did what she had to do. A little pain subsides on the fourth day but still, it was swollen and getting dark in color. I was afraid. I found out the best way to walk, considering my condition. With the ability to walk again, but still with pain, I went to the doctor. I had my x-ray and found out that I have a fracture.
The doctor told me that it takes time to heal. In my condition, it will take two to three months before I can walk normally again. I’ve got ketoprofen (the topical one as anti-inflammatory) and calcium carbonate as a prescribed medicines.
Lesson learned: We will never know the extent of an injury, better consult the doctor as soon as possible.