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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
 Well I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any more days in anyhow, but my season is now officially over. Someone came under the net when I jumped for a volleyball, when I landed my ankle went sideways and I heard a pop. It now looks like the below picture. Its most definitely a bad sprain, theres a good chance I fractured a bone as well. Irregardless I'm looking at at mid-May until I can do anything physically intensive like skiing so my season is over.27106_105001882872583_100000883151580_47748_7696949_n.jpg
post #2 of 25
There's always one-legged skiing!

Just kidding.  Rest well, and hope you are better sooner rather than later.

Mike
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

There's always one-legged skiing!
 

I saw a guy at Baker on Monday who had one foot in a soft boot of some sort and he was skiing (fast and well) on one ski.  It looked like his foot must have had a boo boo and he was determined to ski the 14" of new no matter what.  I had a lot of respect for him as a skier.
post #4 of 25
Get that looked at.  Broken bones in the foot can be serious - lots of moving parts. 
post #5 of 25
That's why I wear ankle braces everytime I play volleyball indoors.  Did the same thing a couple of times years ago and finally learned my lesson after the second or third bad sprain/chip fracture.

Put your whole foot into a large bucket of ice and water for as long as you can take the pain, warm up, repeat!  Good luck with your recovery and do go and get it checked if it doesn't feel better in a few days.

Mike

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

 Well I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any more days in anyhow, but my season is now officially over. Someone came under the net when I jumped for a volleyball, when I landed my ankle went sideways and I heard a pop. It now looks like the below picture. Its most definitely a bad sprain, theres a good chance I fractured a bone as well. Irregardless I'm looking at at mid-May until I can do anything physically intensive like skiing so my season is over.27106_105001882872583_100000883151580_47748_7696949_n.jpg
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

 Well I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any more days in anyhow, but my season is now officially over. Someone came under the net when I jumped for a volleyball, when I landed my ankle went sideways and I heard a pop. It now looks like the below picture. Its most definitely a bad sprain, theres a good chance I fractured a bone as well. Irregardless I'm looking at at mid-May until I can do anything physically intensive like skiing so my season is over.

My ankle looked like that many times after playing volleyball. They have been thankful ever since I stopped playing and routinely ingest glucosamine & MSM. For a couple years I could not ski very aggressively and hiking was not an option. Sorry to see. RICE is your friend and Vitamin I.
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
I've been doing the ice every 2 hours for 20 minutes a pop. 
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post

That's why I wear ankle braces everytime I play volleyball indoors.  Did the same thing a couple of times years ago and finally learned my lesson after the second or third bad sprain/chip fracture.

Put your whole foot into a large bucket of ice and water for as long as you can take the pain, warm up, repeat!  Good luck with your recovery and do go and get it checked if it doesn't feel better in a few days.

Mike
 


 
post #8 of 25
Ouch, 20 minutes!  I don't think I could ever keep my foot in the ice bath for more than 10 minutes at a time!

Is it helping at all?

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I've been doing the ice every 2 hours for 20 minutes a pop. 


 
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
It keeps the swelling down. The side of my ankle is not as swollen, but its turning purple. 20 minutes is not fun, but its helping so I deal with it.

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Ouch, 20 minutes!  I don't think I could ever keep my foot in the ice bath for more than 10 minutes at a time!

Is it helping at all?
 


 
post #10 of 25
Id ski with one foot. especially if i sprained my right foot. Maybe I can finally get rid of my asymmetrical turns by strengthening all the muscle in my left leg.
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
 Well judging by the solid black line across the bottom of my ankle its looking like the sprain also includes a fracture. I'll know more when I go to the doctor for x-rays sometime next week.
post #12 of 25
That doesn't definitively mean a fracture.  Black line is where all of the ligaments attach so when they stretch too far it makes a line.

Keep icing it and get to the doc for an x-ray.

Mike

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

 Well judging by the solid black line across the bottom of my ankle its looking like the sprain also includes a fracture. I'll know more when I go to the doctor for x-rays sometime next week.
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, i'll try to get in some time next week.

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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post

That doesn't definitively mean a fracture.  Black line is where all of the ligaments attach so when they stretch too far it makes a line.

Keep icing it and get to the doc for an x-ray.

Mike
 


 
post #14 of 25
 Just pop that blister and get back out there ..
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
 No fracture or bone chips. 2nd degree sprain with about 20-25% of the ligament torn. Nonetheless, ski season is over.
post #16 of 25
Not the worst news you could have received!  Keep taking care of it and get well soon!

Mike

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 No fracture or bone chips. 2nd degree sprain with about 20-25% of the ligament torn. Nonetheless, ski season is over.
post #17 of 25
Been there. Done that. Sorry about the ankle.

Remember your ABCs!

ABCs = simple rehab trick. While you're sitting with your foot elevated, make the entire alphabet with your toes (as if you were drawing each letter in the air in front of your foot). Go through the alphabet in capital letters and then in lower case. Do that a couple of times a day to help with range of motion.

Like Mike said, ankle braces indoor for indoor ball! Hope the rehab time is short and you're back on the court soon.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
Already doing that and more with the school's athletic trainer. Upper and lowercase alphabet, also extending and flexing the ankle with a brief hold for 5 minutes at a time as well as balancing on that leg for 30 seconds at a time plus anti-inflammatorys and ice a few times a day. 

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Been there. Done that. Sorry about the ankle.

Remember your ABCs!

ABCs = simple rehab trick. While you're sitting with your foot elevated, make the entire alphabet with your toes (as if you were drawing each letter in the air in front of your foot). Go through the alphabet in capital letters and then in lower case. Do that a couple of times a day to help with range of motion.

Like Mike said, ankle braces indoor for indoor ball! Hope the rehab time is short and you're back on the court soon.
post #19 of 25
That's an ATFL tear (or partial tear, as your doc says).

It's a little late now, but one major problem is you will naturally want to walk on the outside of your foot right afterwards, to keep the ankle from having to endure painful plantarflexion and dorsiflexion.  However, you're just recreating the mechanism of injury by doing so.  Either use crutches, stay off of it, or carefully force yourself to walk properly, even if it doesn't feel great.

Those self-adhesive ace bandages are your friend.  I've done both of my ankles playing soccer over the years.  You won't need them for skiing, though, but they're great if you decide to play volleyball again.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Reisen View Post

Those self-adhesive ace bandages are your friend.  I've done both of my ankles playing soccer over the years.  You won't need them for skiing, though, but they're great if you decide to play volleyball again.
I am a fan of Active Ankles for volleyball. However, if you have knee issues, that could be a problem. Because they take the shock away from the ankle, the knee has to absorb more. If you start to/already have knee issues, that will be more of a problem for your skiing than the ankle issues (since, as long as you can squeeze your foot into a boot, ski boots support your ankles pretty solidly).

Another option is the ASO ankle support system. That simulates a tape job (much the same way the adhesive ace bandages do, I would imagine), but lasts as long as you wear them (as opposed to a tape job, which only really lasts for about 20 minutes). Just some thoughts as you think about your upcoming ski and volleyball seasons.

Active Ankle.jpg   ASO.jpg
post #21 of 25
I agree with D that you need to be a bit careful with the Active Ankles since the force from an ankle turn will be transferred up your leg and can put your knee at risk.  I just wear the AA a bit loose so that my ankle still can flex quite a bit, but won't roll all the way over.

Mike

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I am a fan of Active Ankles for volleyball. However, if you have knee issues, that could be a problem. Because they take the shock away from the ankle, the knee has to absorb more. If you start to/already have knee issues, that will be more of a problem for your skiing than the ankle issues (since, as long as you can squeeze your foot into a boot, ski boots support your ankles pretty solidly).

Another option is the ASO ankle support system. That simulates a tape job (much the same way the adhesive ace bandages do, I would imagine), but lasts as long as you wear them (as opposed to a tape job, which only really lasts for about 20 minutes). Just some thoughts as you think about your upcoming ski and volleyball seasons.

Active Ankle.jpg   ASO.jpg



 
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 


I have one of those (or a generic brand of it from the doctors office) but I've been playing without it. It just feels like it was limiting my mobility and jumping abilities. My game has been much better since I started playing back on my bare ankle again.

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post



I am a fan of Active Ankles for volleyball. However, if you have knee issues, that could be a problem. Because they take the shock away from the ankle, the knee has to absorb more. If you start to/already have knee issues, that will be more of a problem for your skiing than the ankle issues (since, as long as you can squeeze your foot into a boot, ski boots support your ankles pretty solidly).

Another option is the ASO ankle support system. That simulates a tape job (much the same way the adhesive ace bandages do, I would imagine), but lasts as long as you wear them (as opposed to a tape job, which only really lasts for about 20 minutes). Just some thoughts as you think about your upcoming ski and volleyball seasons.

Active Ankle.jpg   ASO.jpg


 
post #23 of 25

I agree - if your ankle's strong enough, go for it! Active ankles do limit some mobility (but I also think that's why they are effective when it comes to protecting the ankle). The ASO braces aren't nearly as limiting, but I don't like the fit as much.

 

I have to admit, after one major roll and a couple of minor ones, I wear my active ankles indoors as preemptive action. I'll give up the mobility if it means saving a ski season . . . or more time on the court. Admittedly, I'm not a huge jumper and I'm not running the slides that would require as much mobility during my hits.

 

Sounds like the ankle's doing well. Enjoy your upcoming ski season.

post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 

I play outdoors in the summer, but for indoors I'm thinking I may stick with the brace unless I feel like its really hurting my game.
 

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

I agree - if your ankle's strong enough, go for it! Active ankles do limit some mobility (but I also think that's why they are effective when it comes to protecting the ankle). The ASO braces aren't nearly as limiting, but I don't like the fit as much.

 

I have to admit, after one major roll and a couple of minor ones, I wear my active ankles indoors as preemptive action. I'll give up the mobility if it means saving a ski season . . . or more time on the court. Admittedly, I'm not a huge jumper and I'm not running the slides that would require as much mobility during my hits.

 

Sounds like the ankle's doing well. Enjoy your upcoming ski season.

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

 Well I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get any more days in anyhow, but my season is now officially over. Someone came under the net when I jumped for a volleyball, when I landed my ankle went sideways and I heard a pop. It now looks like the below picture. Its most definitely a bad sprain, theres a good chance I fractured a bone as well. Irregardless I'm looking at at mid-May until I can do anything physically intensive like skiing so my season is over.27106_105001882872583_100000883151580_47748_7696949_n.jpg



i thought my ankle looked swollen after nailing it on a boat while jumping out, i feel like a whuss now, if all else fails sit ski

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