View Full Version : Anyone here ever tear ligaments in there ankle?

04-08-2008, 11:41 AM
I go for an MRI on friday and believe it will show torn ligaments in my ankle.

I have sprained and twisted ankles in the past but nothing has been this painful plus it sounded like something poped
or snaped when it happened.

If anyone has gone through torn ligaments what do I have to look forward to?

Thanks in advance


04-08-2008, 11:45 AM
I have broken my ankle 4 times and tore my ligaments very bad once. They put it in a cast for 8 weeks or so. This happened over 20 years ago so things my be different now.

04-08-2008, 04:00 PM
You lose strength in your calf and you tend to get sharp pains when you elevate your leg (while watching TV..etc..)

I tore one ligament after a bad sprain. they immobilize your lower leg so you don't do further damage.

It's no biggie...just bothersome.

04-08-2008, 04:03 PM
For the info

04-09-2008, 09:04 AM
Yep. I've torn every ligament in my left ankle twice. Not fun. Keep the swelling down as much as possible so they don't have to wait to put the cast on. If memory serves, I was in a walking cast for about 2 months.

Very important - After you've healed, make sure that you stretch your ankle before any type of strenuous activity. I never used to bother much with stretching (hence the 2nd time) ... hell, now I even stretch my ankles out before bowling.:chuckle:

04-09-2008, 11:16 AM
did you hear a loud pop..thats what it sounded like to me when i tore mine

04-11-2008, 01:12 AM
it happened to my brother playing basketball last year. he wore an ankle support and was in crutches for a few days then had to go to rehab for like two months

04-11-2008, 10:26 AM
you will be in a walking cast for awhile, then look forward to about 9 weeks of physical therapy. Did blood pool at the bottom or sides of your foot or up into your calf? If not you may not have torn ligaments, but just sprained it badly. I've torn ligaments in my ankle and torn my ACL, and every time you tear a ligament, it will bleed, and blood will pool somewhere.