I received an SMS in the early morning today around 4:40 am.. Luckily I was fully awake & working at that time, or else ..... I was wondering who on earth SMS me at this weird hour in the early morning? Apparently, the sender was "Michelin Man"... This cute chap has a minor MVA late at night.. He tried to avoid hitting a car that suddenly got into his lane & because of this, he knocked himself into one of the orange road divider thing.. & injured his leg & his ankle was twisted badly.. Poor thing.. Hope there's no fracture. But sprained ankle with ligament tear itself is troublesome as well, cos it takes time to heal completely.. I experienced that before :(
I sprained my ankle twice before during my undergraduate time (first time during my first year & second time on the same foot during my third year). The first time is my own mistake loh.. I stepped into the small drain accidentally in my hostel & twisted my ankle ... The sprain was quite bad & my whole ankle was swollen.. Damn painful :( I went for ankle XRay in A&E after lecture; luckily no fracture, just ligament tear.. The worst thing is that I stay in 4th floor in the hostel & it's really difficult for me to climb so high up to reach my room.. Every single movement is also painful. Should have used crutches at that time... Furthermore I have exam the next morning. If not, sure I will "ponteng" class for few days ... Cos it's important to rest the ankle & minimise walking..
Management for non complicated minor sprain ankle injuries are RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression dressing or bandage & Elevation of foot) plus analgesia or pain relief with medications eg NSAID..