Hey guys, I just had a quick question and was hoping somebody could help me out
Two days ago I rolled my ankle badly playing basketball (And heard a pop).
First question- Was the ‘pop’ sound indicative of something bad? I’m pretty sure its not broken because I can walk around with a limp, but should I see a doctor?
Second question- How long do you think I should hold off on weight bearing exercises on the legs? I mean squats, dls, lunges, etc
A pop may have indicated a dislocation. Your ankle is a joint and is able to dislocate like any other joint. What can you see on the outside of your ankle? Is there blood pooling at the bottom of your foot or around ankle? Which way do you think you rolled it, inward or outward?
Do NOTHING to put force onto your ankle. Do the usual R.I.C.E. and tensor your ankle up if you still going to walk on it. Get a set of crutches if you cannot walk half decently.
This is coming off of many sprained ankles, oh and buy vibram five fingers if you want to strengthen up your ankles, toes, and make you more aware of your feet (6th sense). I’ve had my vibrams for 2 years now and have been free of sprained ankles (knock on wood).