Twisted Ankle

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Jerry, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Not twisted an ankle for 20 plus years.

    This morning while walking around sheep put my right foot down a rabbit hole and have crunched my ankle.

    It was sore for a bit right after but I could walk ok.

    8 hours later my boot feels tighter and it’s damn painful to walk on so I’m hobbling around.

    What’s the current advice for twisted ankles?

    I’ve taken some ibuprofen and will get my foot up when I get in but over just mown grass for haylage, need to get lambs in to weigh, want to crop walk couple hundred acres tomorrow and we are due to start drilling parsnips tomorrow!!
     
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  3. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
    Shoot the rabbits!
    In the meantime, I would go for RICE; Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. All 4 parts, not just the rest and ice bit.
    I would seriously recommend not walking hundreds of acres of crops for a few days!
    https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/rice-method-injuries#1
     
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  4. ford4000

    ford4000 Member

    Location:
    north Wales
    I went over on my ankle in the Autumn, did rice on it for a few hours then went out to crutch sheep and just tried carrying on as normal. Took around 2 months till it was almost back to normal 20170923_203131.jpg
     
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  5. Suffolk Serf

    Suffolk Serf Member

    Location:
    Bury/Thetford
    Get an elastic ankle support bandage and wear boots with plenty of support.
     
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  6. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Ouch!!

    I’ve just pulled my boot of and no discolouration yet. But definitely swollen.
     
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  7. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Think the quad bike is going to get more use next few days.
     
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  8. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    I just taken by boots of. Blundstone pull ons. Not much fun.

    I’ve got some lace up walking boots I think I’ll try.
     

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