very bad spraind ankle

Hi, I obtained a very bad sprain on saturday, it swelled up instantly, you could actually watch it grow. I elevated it and put ice on it for one day and me I am the type of person i hate to stay down so sunday i hobbled around and crawled to do things i had to take care of, today, which is monday, it is still somewhat swollen, and really black and blue on both the inside and outside and some on top of my foot and top of toes, which the top and toes are not as purple. I have asked a doctor in a news room chat that my roommate goes to and he advised me to put a heat pack on it and elevate it. i had to take work off today, i hope i shouldnt have to tomorrow but i am worried about the long term effects if i dont follow doctors orders, i cant afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital with no insurance and the doctor friend said they would most likely tell me the same thing and in addition maybe prescribe an anti-inflamatory drug or mile pain pill, the pain is not totally gone but noticeable and i noticed yesterday at work, i am a csr so i sit all day and the circulation would get cut off more so than before this sprain could you help me please..... also, my other foot, i've had problems with water on the foot, is there anything else i can do to get rid of it, eat certian foods, stay away from certain foods, again, i cant afford the needle extractions, sometimes i wish i lived in canada.

Posted By debbie carter on July 02, 2002 at 11:00:04:

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