Well, that happened Saturday. And it's still swollen. I've tried to follow my friends' advice: ice, elevate, heat.
Ice? I've tried...but I'm a wimp. That ice gets cold.
Elevate? Yeah, I can handle that. For a while. But then I get bored or uncomfortable and want to move.
Heat? Now, heat I can handle. Not hot water (the cuts are still pretty sensitive), but I am currently lying in bed with a heating pad wrapped around the ankle. And it feels amazing.
I've fallen and twisted this same ankle about 5+ times in the past year. I actually went to get x-rays and whatnot in May. The doctor pointed out a spot on one of those bones that could be a fracture or could just be slight bone degeneration. Either way, a cast wouldn't fix it. They would need to do an MRI and run some (expensive) tests to find out more.
Now I'm kind of regretting that.