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Ankle sprain..... again!

Hey,

I keep getting ankle sprains when I take big falls (off failed jumps) .

It's been like 3 sprains this month. First two were mild and healed within 4-5 days. The present one... I dunno.. ugh!!


My new rule of thumb is : big jump = fall? = automatic sprain. (WTF?)

What are the potential causes of this?

Shop guy told me I had boots that fit my foot size, maybe they're too wide? I put them as tight as I can, so that's not the issue.

Getting madd pissed.

Any help would be appreciated!!

Thx!!

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i would think it's because your ankle wasn't 100% healed and it wasn't very strong. So, probably it didn't take much for you to sprain it again. You should probably be doing strengthening exercises and stretch your ankles too.

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Yeah just started those like 20 mins ago.

I put an insole in the boot, seems to make my foot feel more snug.

I'll wait 'till I don't feel it, then hit the slopes again. See what happens.

Kinda sucks since my spring break is next week

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i would think it's because your ankle wasn't 100% healed and it wasn't very strong. So, probably it didn't take much for you to sprain it again. You should probably be doing strengthening exercises and stretch your ankles too.
exactly. i rolled my ankle at the beginning of the year. went to pt and they had me doing all these nutty strength exercises with balance boards and rebounders. i was over it in 3 three weeks and that ankle was a lot stronger than the other one.

Try this trick and spin it, yeah
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have you had it checked out?

i tweeked my ankle two weeks ago, thought it was a sprain, my orthopedist thought it was a sprain but had me get an mri anyway. results came back and i bruised my talus. he said i dodged a bullet another millimeter i would have shattered it.

im off it for 4 weeks.

get it checked out and stay off it, it sucks i know. but you got to let it heal. take care of yourself.

not to jack your thread but has anyone on here had experience with a bruised talus? doc said it was a common snowboard injury. my research shows its very common for runners.
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Not a fan of physio's or doc's. They'll just tell me what I already know. I figure it can't be that bad since I have no bruising nor is it swelling. Just pain. Pretty sure it'll fix itself through exercise and strengthening (which is what a specialist would say anyways).

I'm icing it a lot and working it, I'll see how that goes.

I've researched that talus thing. They call it snowboarder's ankle (how convenient!) Snowboarding Injuries - Snowboarder's Ankle

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My friend broke her heel bone, no swelling or bruising, just pain. Since you've been tolerating the pain, it's probably okay but may still be worth getting checked out.
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I have no tenderness. It happened halfway into my day. So I kept going. Not as hard though. Practiced my buttering instead.

It just cracks a whole lot now
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3 sprains in a month? More like 1 sprain and you just keep on agitating it. Things don't heal in under a week, I suggest you either stay off it, or go see a doctor before you do some serious damage. Remember...RICE

Rest
Ice
Compress
Elevate

Here is good info about it. http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/200...prains-denver/

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Thanks for the article. I read the whole thing.

This was pretty much my rule of thumb before I could hit the slopes again:

''Two easy tests to determine when your previously sprained ankle is stable enough to get back in the game are to stand on the ankle in question for one minute with eyes closed, or jump up and down ten times in a row. If you can perform these without pain then you should be ready for action.''

I noticed where my problem might be:

''Another important supplement to take for the prevention of future strains is vitamin C. Vitamin C deficiency is associated with defective formation of the tendons, making you more susceptible to an injury.''

I noticed though that nobody has addressed my potential boot size problem. Anyone think this may be a factor? I would figure that a proper fitting boot would in fact prevent the foot/ankle from this twisting motion..?

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