hi. I sprained my ankle four weeks ago. under care of ortho — says grade 2 sprain. after four days of RICE, I have been walking 1/2 hour each day, do strengthening exercises, still do RICE when needed. wear an air cast and sneakers any time I go out of the house. in the house, I walk barefoot. here’s my question: how much longer? I am in such pain. I hear cracking and popping I have tenderness and a little swelling (at the end of the day). went for physical therapy rehab consult today and they were VERY HAPPY to take my insurance, but I really didn’t have anything done.
What is the average amount of time until the pain goes away? and why does my ankle hurt so much more when it is raining? i’m thinking about maybe getting a second ortho opinion? help! thanks.