Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
It's gonna take awhile to heal. IMO, you just strained the muscle. If you broke it you couldn't put any weight on it, much less ride.
Go to your favorite drug store and buy an ankle brace with Velcro, so you can support your ankle whenever you're on your feet. Think of the scene in "Seabiscuit" when Red Pollard strapped a piece of wood to his boot to keep his injured leg straight. It's the same concept.
I've been healing my left knee--since FEBRUARY!!!! AARRRGGGHHH!!!!--and I finally got a knee brace. It makes a world of difference and I can ground school while wearing it.
I have been taking generic tylonel PM. It knocks me out better than the name brand and I became allergic to ibuprofen. **sigh** (That was my wonder drug, forever.) Some people think Vicodin is a wonder drug. DH shares his with me when I REALLY need one.
I would suggest only ONE for you bc you're as light as a feather. Maybe take a regular tylonel with it. This is for when your ankle is acheing and you cannot sleep. Be advised that you WILL be groggy the next morning, but you'll feel better than with NO sleep at all.
Wrapping it up and keeping it warm helps, too. I also sleep with an extra pillow between my knees to help cushion the affected knee. You will want to elevate it sometimes when you sleep.