hello board, hopefully i posted this in the right spot.
i have been having ankle problems since the end of july. it's been about three weeks. i thought i had sprained my ankle, but couldn't remember the exact incident that set it off. one morning i woke up and took one step out of bed and my inside of my foot and around the inside of my ankle hurt. it took some ice and stretching to get it "walkable" again. i wrapped it, tried to stay off it, took advil etc. nothing seemed to make the welling or moderate pain go away. pain was always worse when walking on steps and worse in the evening and first thing in the morning.
after about two weeks, i thought it was getting better when i totally twisted it again at a church carnival. it swelled up some more, and after a week of icing, rest, elevation, no improvement. i went and had xrays, no broken bones, the doc basically told me nothing and gave me a plastic ankle splint. i wore that for the past week, it seemed to be helping but here i am a week later and the swelling is still there, nothing totally severe, i have no bruising and it hurts when i stretch my foot, like something is pulling.
i have no health insurance and already dropped $200 last week for two xrays and a quick 5min exam. so i guess i'm looking for anyone else that would have any suggestions / possible care things i could do. thanks so much! it's only my left ankle, the inside of it. it's swollen around the ankle.