Monday morning I injured the back of my leg in a fall, about 1/3rd the way up from the ankle. There was some immediate swelling, but not much bruising. I didn’t hear a popping noise, it was a direct blow to the leg.
On Tuesday morning I went to the dr., who after a physical exam said he thought I bruised my achilles tendon, but didn’t tear or crush it. He gave me a script for vicodin and sent me on my way, saying to call him if it didn’t get better after a while, and he’d order an MRI.
Two and a half days later, I still cannot move my foot up and down or side to side more than an inch. No matter how hard I contract my muscles, it just doesn’t move. I can wiggle my toes now, which I couldn’t do before.
Would any doctors or PT’s out there consider this normal? I am starting to freak out, since I would assume if it was torn it would be super bruised or swollen, but what I read on the Internet says that isn’t necessarily the case. Since I can move my foot at all, is that a good sign, where I just need to be patient?