English soccer player Wayne Rooney went over on his right ankle and sprained it in a game last night, which he has done 7 times in his career. He’ll be out for a few weeks. Here’s a video of how he did it. I’ve been having the same problem, and I always do it the same way he did: in the last 2 years I’ve sprained both ankles a few times, always by rolling onto the outside of my foot while landing from a jump or running. They range from very mild injuries that are OK again within a few hours, to the sprain I’m recovering from right now, which swelled up, bruised extensively and is still not recovered after 5 weeks (I really wrenched it, pretty painful).
Does anyone have any good sites that offer detailed medical information about ankle sprains? Anyone studying medicine or sports medicine? For the recent injury my ankle was swollen across the front, but I also had bruising from the heel up and swelling a third of the way up my calf. I think I sprained the calcaneo-fibular ligament and the anterior talofibular ligament, but I’m not sure.
Anyone have advice for treatment? I know there’s “Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation” but anyone want to expand on those or offer other suggestions? Would physiotherapy make a difference in how quickly it heels, or reduce the likelihood of it happening again?
Any advice of how to stop it happening so often? I’m thinking of wearing ankle supports during sport from now on. But the fact it’s happening so much to a world-class, professional soccer player with a team of medics at his disposal sadly makes me think there’s not much anyone can do to stop it.