ankle popped

Eight days ago while riding my dirtbike, I stopped, put my foot down and my left ankle felt like it popped out of joint.
I immediately straightened it out and thought I would be ok. It only took one more step to discover otherwise. I went to the emergency room and had x-rays taken. The ER doctor told me it wasn’t broken but a severe sprain.
I have used ice, compression as well as elevation. There is no swelling but when I take a step the wrong way it feels like it is going out of joint again. How long should it take to get to where that out-of-joint sensation and pain goes away?

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    I would want an MRI to see if any ligaments and or tendons have been injured. Until then I would put you in a cast brace to immobilize it. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist.


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