Last week I was playing a thrilling game of backyard football. I was playing wide receiver, and I had a slight step on my defender when I jumped up to grab a pass I came down and landed right on his foot. I had a shot of pain that felt like a lightening strike and rolled over grabbing my right ankle. Immediately the thought of, “did I just break my ankle”, ran through my mind. I sat there for what seemed like a hour, but in all reality was 1-2 minutes. A couple of my friends had gathered around me and helped me to my feet.
They took me to my chiropractors office who was up the street at Apex Medical Group. After taking a x-ray he told me that I didn’t break my ankle but I had a grade 2 sprain. Grade one sprains stretch the ligaments and slightly strain the muscles. However, grade 2 actually has slight tears in the talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments and increased strain of the peroneal muscles. Gratefully it was a grade 3 which usually means a full tear of the ligaments, tearing of the muscles and possible fracture of the bones. My Chiropractor had me ice my foot for 3 days and wear an ankle brace for support. Within 2 weeks I was back out at the game scoring touchdowns. You can find out more about this subject at ApexMedicalAZ.com.