Post # 1
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My ankle has been killing me since Friday night 🙁 I have no idea how it happened, I think I must have twisted it while wearing my rainboots.
My wedding shoes are ~5 inch heels (with a platform) and I’m going to freak the F out if I can’t wear them. (Yeah, First World problems, but still!)
It’s not really swollen, and I’ve had it elevated, in an ACE bandage all day with periodic ice, but I think I’m going to call my doctor tomorrow if it doesn’t feel any better.
Post # 3
UGH – sorry that sucks!!!!!
Unless it is fractured the doctor won’t be able to do anything!
Follow the RICE protocal
R – rest
I – Ice – use wet ice (ice cubes in a ziplock bag wrapped in a towel for 10min on 10min off for as long as possible)
C- compression (the bandage)
And you should be good as gold in a few days as long as there is no obvious swelling and bruising!
Post # 4
I like FMM’s advice!
Also if it is sprained… seriously 10 days is enough time for you to at least wear the shoes down the aisle, i’m sure! just don’t wear heels until then to give it enough time to heal! And go get an aircast if you need one to keep it in the right position as you are walking around for the next few days, too!
Post # 5
I totally sprained my ankle today…so funny to see your post! At least my wedding is pretty far away.
I would 100% stay off of heels until wedding events. Expect it to be sore, but I agree if it’s not swollen, you should be ok (but uncomfortable). And maybe buy some cute sandals for later in the evening? Sad Face.
Post # 6
If its a sprain and you are dilligent about RICE-ing, I imagine that by your wedding you will be fine.
Post # 7
If you really did sprain it and didn’t break it make sure that in addition to RICE you move it – flex gently up and down. I have kept a couple of wrist sprains immobile and they got worse until I started PT.
Post # 8
Also, both sprains were fine within 10 days of PT. It’s going to be great!
Post # 9
As my athlete friend once told me when I sprained my ankle badly: “ice the SH*T out of it.”
Also, after the swelling goes down (which the more you ice, the faster this will happen), start flexing it gently, tracing out letters of the alphabet with your foot, etc. The basic idea is that you have to keep it able to go through its range of motions. Not to get you down or anything, but my particular sprain was so bad that my ankle was barely able to bend forward. I was unable to wear heels for about 2 months after my sprain. So also have a pair of cute flats as a back up plan, depending on how bad your sprain is.
Post # 10
listen to all of these bees’ advice and enjoy some quality time with your tivo 😛 Imagine having a legitimate excuse to get to veg before the wedding! otherwise you’d be running around like a crazy. Embrace it and accept any help that anyone wants to give you and remember to not sweat it – the wedding will be great no matter what shoes, and no matter if some of the little extra junk doesn’t get done before the big day.
Post # 11
Definitely RICE it!
Also, when I used to sprain my ankles, my doctors suggested I go for a swim. Like, bob around and use it minimally. It helps alleviate the pressure, push fluids around, and allows you to use it slowly. Do you have a pool nearby you could use? Like at the gym or something? I remember it feeling just amazing.
And, depending on the kind of sprain, you could do a horseshoe for your foot (especially if it’s bruised all around the ankle). Helps take pressure of it when you walk so it heals faster.
Post # 12
You have good advice so far. The only thing I can add is that you may want to try out the kinesio tape on your ankle. Remember that weird, colorful tape that the Olympic athletes were wearing in 2008? It is pretty awesome. I’ve only ordered it online, so if you do so today, it should come in-time to add after you’ve done some serious icing.
Post # 13
Just posting a quick update: I went to the podiatrist today, and thank god nothing major is wrong, a joint in my foot is severely sprained. Turns out it happened when my fiance accidentally stepped on my foot last week!
I’ve been following the doctor’s instructions to stay off of it, and it’s been rather fun teasing my fiance and making him feel guilty for doing this to me 😉
I still have my lovely wedding shoes to look forward to next Friday, but my doctor says I’m not allowed to wear heels until then….
Post # 14
Those are hot! Glad nothing major is wrong!
Guilt trip him tinto a foot rub or something! lol.
Post # 15
@HisBarista He brought me flowers and made me dinner last night (I usually do the cooking) I know he feels terrible.
Watch out for your feet right before your wedding!
Post # 16
Hope it starts feeling better! Those shoes are AWESOME!