December 3rd, 2009, 12:34 PM #1
Ankle sprains....lamest injury ever
So I sprained my ankle pretty bad, damn near a tear I guess, and I'm out for 2-4 weeks. Very frustrating because while there is some pain, I feel like I could definatley go on it. I mean when I tore my knee in football, that was a no question I'm hurt and I can't play. But this is a deceptive little bastard.
And now I'm stuck for the next few weeks watching my team...I hate this. I just want to play man.
Anyone else had a bad sprain and how long did it take you til it healed completely? Is there anything you've tried and recommend for adding support while in skates so it doesn't happen again?
December 3rd, 2009, 01:07 PM #2
take a walker onto the ice with you. make sure you put the tennis balls on the bottom as to not tear up the ice too much.
December 3rd, 2009, 01:24 PM #3
So, someone bitched out after a save and decided on the next play to skate full speed though the slot, take a shot blocker side, then run my husband over full speed. (Yes, two goalies - one house - good times.)
So, Mr. Ruely, who was in the classic butterfly position... or maybe more of a moth (It might remind you of a butterfly, but it's not all right...), anyway, it was the best butterfly his fat ass could muster and this guy just came at him full speed over the top. As you could probably visualize
bending in half so his mask touches his skates before his feet whiplash out in front is not gonna be a good look.
"Sprained" ankle to the Dr. was pain and swelling in all of the muscles and tendons around the front of his foot from ankle to ankle.
Well, my husband (also known around these parts as Captain Brilliant...) tried to go the next night saying he felt better and with a brace he would be ok. Yeah, 10 minutes into the first period I got dressed and finished the game for him. He was out for two months.
Do what the Dr. says. Ice it, raise it, and don't be a hero. LOL
December 3rd, 2009, 03:32 PM #4
December 3rd, 2009, 03:43 PM #5
i'm going to second ruely's "don't be a hero advice." a few years back i had a nasty knee-to-knee while playing defense with a guy coming around behind the net. i felt a little wonky on the knee for a while and lamely limped through the rest of the game. spent the next week walking a little funny, but i've got bum knees going way back, so what's a little more pain, you know?
next game i jump on the ice, a little more gingerly than normal, but giving it a go. tried to do a hockey stop, my leg buckled under me, and long story long, severely sprained mcl, out for the season.
let it heal. when you feel strong on it, maybe use some tape for a while for a little help, but if you NEED it, you prolly shouldn't be on the rink.
December 3rd, 2009, 03:55 PM #6
December 4th, 2009, 03:50 AM #7
It's roller...The whiffle ball of hockey.
December 7th, 2009, 10:36 AM #8
Officially off the crutches and I can start skating again by middle of next week. STOKED!
December 15th, 2009, 01:39 PM #9
I had a bad sprain earlier this year playing basketball. The Doc said about 2 or 3 weeks. It took more like 3 months. I still have minor swelling 9 months later.
I would recommend taping your ankle under your socks when you skate. I also taped up my skate around the ankle with clear tape.
I hope you get back sooner than I did!!
December 15th, 2009, 04:39 PM #10
I had a sprain a couple years ago from bball. Doctor told me I would have been better off if I broke my ankle, since I sprained it "as badly as I possibly could have" lol. Couldn't walk for about 2 months, had to wear a boot. That was not fun. Lateral movement still isn't the same, but has gotten a lot better than the first 6 months of playing after that.
Originally Posted by Kings>Ducks