Post # 1
After starting a crazy 6 day a week athletic training program to get in shape for the wedding, I developain major pain in my ankle. The ortho put memin a boot and said I could be in it for up to 4 weeks if not more. I have an MRI on Monday to confirm what he thought.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can get this toheal faster? I have to walk about a mile at least each day to and from work with no other option. Everyone tells me to stay off it. And I am as much as possible but I have to get to work. I want to wear my heels at the wedding (I am the bride after all.
Post # 3
I’ve had three ankle surgeries – two of which, were complete reconstructions. The second surgery was basically a result of me not letting the first heal!!!
My advice is a repeat of what your friends said – STAY OFF OF IT. Take a cab to work. Have a co-worker pick you up. Anything.
Next step, elevate it! Keep the swelling down!
If you want to wear heels, I suggest getting a good ankle brace. Ugly, I know – but youve got to support your ankle.
Post # 4
You just need to stay off of it- even if that means taking a taxi everyday. Keep it up, ice it, rest. Also, I doubt you’ll be comfortable in heels and it’s not worth injuring yourself more and unless you’re wearing a short gown, no one’s going to be able to see your shoes.
Post # 5
Following protocol for an acute injury is key! RICE – Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Keep it wrapped up nice and tight (watch circulation) to keep swelling under control, ice to control inflammation. You really do need to stay off of it as much as possible!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If you don’t stay off it then it will take 4+ weeks to heal. There’s no quick fix unfortunately. Stay off it as much as possible. Do not take any blood thinners, including advil and aspirin. Ice sparingly when it swells but you want blood going to it for it to heal.
I broke my knee a few months before my first wedding. Even after it healed I had to go to physical therapy. I ended up walking down the aisle and dancing in flats. It was disappointing but I got over it because at least I didn’t have to wear my cast or brace.