It was only my second game of the day and I felt my left ankle bend and found myself standing on my ankle bone and in danger of falling sideways. I managed to regain my balance and after stretching it out good decided I could continue playing.
But by noon it was starting to become quite painful and I decided I'd better call it a day. However, I needed to make a stop at Walmart for supplies and picked up a brace while I was there.
Since I had been advised by several to apply cold to the injury I stopped for ice cream on the way home. My logic being that I couldn't apply external compresses until I got back to the RV, but I could attempt to apply cold internally during the drive. Hey...it's ice cream...I can always find a reason.
By this time the left ankle was visibly swollen and I started with the elevation and icing.
On the second day it felt better, but I was prudent and skipped volleyball that day. I don't think I could have done much there anyway, so why aggravate it further. I want to be healed by Thursday to return to play.
Long Limp the Queen