Nearly 3 weeks ago I put my right food down on a slippery floor at the bottom of some stairs. My right foot rolled under on itself and I had quite a lot of pain, mainly on the right side top of my food and under the knobbly bit. Nearly 3 weeks on and it hurt just as much as it did on day 1, some days. other days it is improving. I'm walking with a limp on that side.
After a week and no sign of improvement I went to the MIU for advice and an X ray. The X ray showed it was not broken and the advice was to elevate it, rest and it would get better in time, though a sprain could be as painful as a fracture and it might take some week.
if I rest it completely my achilles tendons seem very painful and the rest of me (used to exercise) aches all over too. I have tried some water exercise classes but I'm not sure they are good for it as there is some jumping up and down in the water and "running" down the pool. Today I've got up almost totally seized up all over, knees hurt, achilles tendons painful, both feet stiff and hobbled my way to work. I'm 62, if that is relevant.
What should I be doing at the moment? gentle exercise or rest? How long will it take. I normally have no aches and pains at all so all this is really trying my patience and i just want to give it the best chance to get better. I'm not getting much sympathy now as it is "only" a sprain, all advice very much appreciated.
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