I missed a step on a staircase six days ago. My ankle twisted as I fell to the ground. I immediately iced it and have been alternating treatments of hot whirlpool and ice ever since, along with taking OTC naproxen. I have also been wearing an ace bandage. My foot, ankle and toes are all still swollen and stiff, and my toes and heel are badly bruised. And I sometimes feel tinglingat the base of my foot in the front. The pain is not too bad....I was on vacation when it happened and actually walked around A LOT all week (probably not the best thing to do). My questions:
Do the symptoms warrant an x-ray?
Is it wise to do the hot/cold thing?
Or should I just stick with ice? Or, at this point, does it matter anymore?