What does it mean when you hear a POP sound? *warning PIC* *11/17 UPDATE*
Sunday afternoon, we were outside playing kickball with the neighbors. Well, not playing, more like fooling around, lol :)
Anyways, I kick the ball and start running, As I'm running to second base, my left foot goes into a hole and I hear a loud POP sound. I immediately fall to my knees. That night & all day Monday, the swelling was about 2x the size that my ankle would normally be. Tuesday, I was actually able to put sneakers on, but it still hurt like hell. Now, I don't have steady pain, but sometimes, out of no where, I'll get shooting pain in my ankle. I CAN stand on it, I can even out all my weight on it. I cannot rotate my foot or even turn it left or right. As long as it's straight and flat, it's not too much of a problem - except that "out of no where" shooting pain. I'm thinking it's just a sprain, but after googling, I realized that it could also be torn ligaments/tendons. Have any of you had this happen? How long does it take to heal? What can I do, at home, to speed up the process? TIA
I am trying to avoid going to the Dr. My daughters bday is a few weeks away, and we're trying to save the money for that.
This pic as taken last night @ 11:00pm-ish:
I wasn't able to go to the Dr. yesterday because I didn't have a sitter for my toddlers. The swelling and bruising has gone down ALOT, as you can tell. I'm still going to go though because right after I got out of bed this morning and started walking around, my ankle started throbbing! It's hurt more today than it has over the past 2-3 days. :(
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I was on my way to the Dr. yesterday afternoon. I was over halfway there. Then, I decided to ride by my moms house, just to see if she was home.
Backstory on my mom: She back into hard drugs again. She pretty much lives with her boyfriend (she is married though). She only comes home when she wants to. <I've wrote posts about all of this. So, I just wanted to see if she'd be there. Of course, she wasn't! But, my little brother was (he's 9). As soon as he saw my vehicle come down the road, he jumped up with a smile on his face. I know I needed to go to the Dr, but I couldn't. I couldn't just leave him there, all alone. He was so happy to see me. My mom is never home, she goes DAYS without seeing him. So, I stayed. We hung out for a few hours. He didn't want me to leave. It broke my heart. I promised him that I would be back in the next few days and I would bring him back home with me, if it's ok with my stepdad (his bio dad). He's out of school for the next week bc of Thanksgiving, which means, he's going to be sitting at that house all day, by hisself. :(