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Ack! I still have ankle pain... Mainly it's just when quickly climbing stairs. I can tell that PT is still helping. We have a range of motion doodad that you stand on and tilt your foot left and right using your ankle muscles. This morning I was able to put pretty much my entire body weight on it and it felt good.
But, my therapist wants me standing on one foot catching a ball. I can do it pretty well on my unhurt foot, but it's pretty hard for me to stand on just my right foot. It doesn't feel right. Bleh.
I am SO ready to get back on the mat... but I REALLY don't want to hurt myself again.
When sensei gets back, at least I won't be the only injured person. One of the other guys got his finger broken last Monday night. Ouch. I think some of the guys were getting a little rough and someone stepped on his hand. I wasn't there, but that's what it sounds like.
Been to 3 PT sessions so far, and I can already tell a substantial difference. I'm finally walking around well without my brace. The only downside to PT is the excersizes I do there make my calf muscles horribly sore. But that's ok because my ankle is getting better.
First session was pretty danged scary because I was still wearing my brace and hadn't done much of anything with my injured foot other than walking. The therapist manipulated the heck out of it which was really scary - I kept imagining him twisting it just enough in just the wrong way - I guess it's a trust thing. It's not so bad now because I'm pretty sure he knows what he's doing.
Doing something frightening for the first time (or the first time after a long time) usually leads to increased confidence, and this is definitely the case for me. PT has increased my confidence considerably. PT also allows me to see where I need to improve - I can tell I still have a ways to go. But, thank goodness that I know longer feel so weak walking around on my (previously) gimpy foot.
If you've recently had a serious ankle sprain, I seriously recommend speaking with your doctor about getting Physical Therapy. It's worth any hassle.