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andirez 06-15-2004 12:45 AM

Badly twisted ankle
 
I sadly twisted my ankle yesterday on the tennis court and is feeling not good at all. I was playing a tournament match on a hard court which had little pellets on it so you were able to slide. However, as I regrettably found out, there were some areas on the court where the pellets were gone. As a result I started sliding and all of a sudden when the pellets were gone my foot abruptly stopped and I badly twisted it :( Only played 3 games and the match was over for me.

Can anyone give me some advise on what best to do so I can start playing as fast as possible? I am aware that I'll be out for a couple of weeks, but you know tennis, it is so hard to resist stepping on that court and playing some balls.

bigserving 06-17-2004 07:26 PM

Ice, elevation, a light ace bandage, anti-inflammatories (motrin) until the swelling goes down.

Then, alternating heat and ice.

Depending on how many ligaments that you tore (if any) you may be back anywhere from weeks to months. Listen to your body and try to resist the temptation to come back too early.

If you experienced excruciating pain when you put you foot to the floor getting out of bed the next day, you may be out for months.

Good Luck

andirez 06-18-2004 03:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigserving
If you experienced excruciating pain when you put you foot to the floor getting out of bed the next day, you may be out for months.

That was luckily not the case :) It has been 5 days now and the swelling has gotten down a bit, looks much better now. I don't think I tore many ligaments since I am able to walk almost without pain, certain motions hurt like hell though, but overal it is okay. I hope to be back on the court in a few weeks, think I'll have to take 3 weeks as a minimum.


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