Nine days ago I sprained my ankle by slipping off a pavement at night in the rain. I landed in the road on my ankle and tore three ligaments. The result: a very blue, swollen foot.
For two days I did the whole RICE thing:
On day three, when the swelling hadn’t gone down, I decided to see a doctor. And that’s when my personal trainer called me with the best advice I’ve ever received:
“Don’t waste your time going to a doctor. They will send you for X-rays and urge you to see a physio. Skip the middle man and go straight to the physio”
And that’s what I did. The physio suggested that I go for X-rays, which I did that very day. No breaks or fractures – yay! I have begun my treatment with the physio and she has communicated with my personal trainer who will begin my rehabilitation once the bruising has gone.
Having a personal trainer has been amazing. I am his “merchandise” so he makes sure my injuries are looked after carefully so that I don’t injure myself again. What a treat!