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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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If you're sure it's not broken there is no reason to see a doctor. All he is going to tell you is to follow RICE. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Not true.There are three main outer ligaments in your ankle. If you tear 2 out of the 3 then, in general, yes, RICE. BUT, if you happen to tear all 3 then surgery is necessary.

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Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries from what I've read, particularly on the lead leg. I had a bad fall (caught my toeside edge, transitioning too soon in a fast carve) that sent me topping in face-first somersaults about 18 years ago. Got a bloody nose, broken google lense, wicked face abrasions...and a sprained ankle. I sucked it up (foolishly) and barely managed to sideslip the last few hundred feet down, keeping all my weight on my back foot. It was excrutiating, but I just didn't want to be "that guy" in the redcoat's sled. (Oh, how age has changed my perspective on that!) I had X-rays and doc deemed it a 2nd degree sprain. My recovery took much longer than what he predicted, though, so I suspect it was worse than he thought. I couldn't walk without alot of pain or a bad limp for about 4 months. I ended up with my good leg hurting from favoring it so much. The summer months were iffy, still painful, especially for anything beyond normal walking. It took a full year until it was fairly comfortable. For a few years after that, I'd get sporadic sharp pains if I'd pivot on that foot or make certain motions. But it's healed up just peachy since.
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Was on my toeside when 2 skiers jumped in front of me and we were going to crash badly. I've made my best doing at toeside stop ASAP. Slope was hardpacked and somehow i've managed to stop almost immediately. All impulse Iíve got was eaten by pressure and bending of my front boot (stiff one, 7 out of 8) in a second. My ankle got all the credit.
Iíve finished my run. Got some tea.. made one more and.. Next few days I was crawling around on my rest 3 extremities. After a month Iím almost fine, but still have to watch for the ankle.
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Twisted ankle nvr happened to me or anybody i know, but i was riding last night(night boarding at local hill) and hit a really sketchy jump and the toe edge of my tail hit the lip and i flew forwards and landed directly on my shoulder. Shit sucked sat there for like 5mins but i feel better today=D
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Sprained my ankle a few weeks ago. Second run on my second time out this season, haven't been able to board since.

It was really icy, and I failed to make a heelside turn. Fell onto my back and rolled down the hill a bit or something, while the board just kept going straight. I made it the rest of the way down okay (well, except falling in the EXACT SAME WAY about 30m further) but that was it for the day. I could walk on it a couple hours later.

Saw a doc the next day, told me to RICE and get an X-ray if it kept hurting. I didn't do the X-ray, but I was limping for a week or so. I can walk normally now, thinking about going back out... might adjust my edge angle in case they're just not grabbing the ice well.
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