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Sprained my ankle. Could walk on it to start with fairly

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Sprained my ankle. Could walk on it to start with fairly easily but now [about 6 hours later] it is more painful, unsurprisingly. Nothing seems to be broken. There is only a little swelling. I am chilling it in cold water for 10 minutes every 90 minutes and have a reasonably tight elastic bandage on in between. I am sitting with my leg raised. I am 75, in very good health and am physically active [I cycle 3000 miles a year].
Not a very serious incident but I have an appointment with a yacht next Tuesday and am anxious to do everything I can to get my ankle at least partially healed as soon as possible.
Is there anything more I should be doing?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your response. I have no other medical problems and I do not take any medication.
[Your response got to my computer at 00.02 this morning. This reply is at 10.17 my time. I guess we are at opposite sides of the Atlantic. In the spirit of constructive criticism I suggest that if this website wants to trade in Britain it should do more to accomodate the time difference.]
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 10 months ago.

Sorry. I had to leave the country on short notice.

If your ankle is still giving you a lot of problems then you should get in for an Xray....especially before you go on a date with something as large as a yacht ;)

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