With it still making your ankle swell, I definitely would look into going back into the doctor. Some bad bruising takes a very long time to heal, but with that swelling, I would be concerned about whether this is to be expected with this injury.
I would take him to a dietitian that specializes in sports nutrition. You want to look at about 120 grams of protein per day would be my guess from reading recommendations from our fitness professional Rich Weil.
Talk to his doctors and a sports medicine professional about the weight gain. He should get a body fat index done and get some counseling about his muscle/fat balance.View Thread
I would call your doctor back and ask about their recommendation. Some bruising takes time to heal especially when it is a bad bruise but swelling that lasts that long with pain, seems to warrant a call into the doctor.View Thread
Everyone reacts differently after they have been injured in sports. Presuming you aren't transported to the hospital via ambulance after a collapse during a sports injury, how do you react AFTER whatever exclamation of "ow" you might make:View Thread
For the next 10 days, I have a shadow on this community in preparation for her to take over the community. She will also be joining me on Diet Club 10-25 lbs.
I encourage you to welcome Amelia! She's a newer member of the staff, but you may have seen her around if you visit these communities:
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