ankle recovery question

(2 discussions)

Hi, I am 16 years old and I sprained my ankle during a volleyball game several months ago. I jumped up to spike the ball and landed unevenly, rolling my ankle inwards.
I was advised to go to a doctor because I was unable to put any weight on it.
The doctor told me I had a grade 2.5 (i guess right between 2 and 3) sprain. After a cast, physical therapy, and a brace, I was given the blessing that I would be able to return to sports.
It has been a month since I have returned and I have been noticing pain and stiffness in the back of my ankle, totally separate from where I initially sprained it.
Is this unusual?


    May PT

    9 10

    This is not totally unexpected, but I would suggest that you either call your doctor, or PT, to tell them about it. They might want to re-evaluate your ankle, or they might just offer you some advice over the phone; either way, they know your particular injury better than anyone, so they would be the best persons to advise you on this new stiffness. Give either of them a call, and then let us know what they suggest. Good luck.


    9 10

    Hi, my name is Mitch Ellis. I sprained my ankle high jumping and the doctors said it’s a #3 sprain with many torn legaments I’m out for the rest of the season. I was jumping 6’10” in the high jump and I want to know if I will still be able to jump as high with that injury to my ankle. Thank you, Mitch Ellis


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