About a month (maybe a little over a month) back I rolled my ankle quite badly while playing some soccer. It hurt a lot and there was a heartwarming crack when I rolled it. My foot swelled up really bad the next couple of days but the pain was more than managable and at school with finals a few weeks away I pretty much totally forgot about it, so I didn't go to the doctor or anything. I put ice and iodex on it the first few days to keep swelling down, but that's all I've done in terms of treating it.
Currently it doesn't hurt except for when it's in a certain position (specifically the position your foot is in when you sit cross legged). Also, it's very prone to rolling... in the sense that it doesn't feel as stable as my other foot. And the second its about to roll over, my foot absolutely kills. Normal walking, running doesn't hurt it at all. If I put my feet side by side... the rolled ankle looks different (a bit more swollen, shaped alittle different) than the normal ankle. Obviously its gotten better with time.
So the question is ... what now? I don't want to pay an unnecessary trip to the doctor. Does it normally take a long time for ankles to heal? Anything I should do (I'm thinking I'll start wearing an ankle support to prevent accidentally rolling)....