How to Fake an Ankle Sprain

Save

Lying to get out of something or to get attention is wrong. However, if you hurt your ankle, you may find it convenient to take advantage of the situation and make it appear worse than it is. Hopefully, you have a good reason for faking a sprained ankle, and it's not just to get out of physical-education class.

  • Make up a story about how you sprained your ankle. Say you fell down some stairs or sprained it playing a sport. If need be, take a "fall" in front of witnesses to make the injury seem authentic.

  • Limp on your "sprained" ankle. Practice this movement when you're alone by placing the weight of one foot onto your toes as you walk, and then step quickly and plant your other foot normally.

  • Place a bandage around the ankle, or keep your shoe off that foot and wear only a sock. This will make the injury seem real and will also help you remember which ankle is supposed to be sprained.

  • Get a pair of crutches, if possible. Keep your "injured" leg bent, and do not put any weight on that ankle at all. Just the sight of crutches will likely convince everyone that you do have an ankle sprain.

  • Show some pain, especially during the first couple of days. Wince or grimace sometimes to show how uncomfortable your fake ankle sprain is.

Tips & Warnings

  • Most sprains will heal in less than a week, so don't overplay the injury. Return to your normal activities within a week to make the sprain convincing.
  • Don't wrap a bandage too tightly around your ankle, as this might cause circulation problems in your foot.
  • Don't over-exaggerate your limp. Make it seem real without making it look too staged or dramatic.
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How Long on Crutches for Sprained Ankle?

    How to Fake an Ankle Sprain. ... A sprained ankle can happen anytime and anywhere--especially when sports is involved--since a sprained ankle...

  • How to Know if You've Sprained Your Ankle

    Determine if an ankle is sprained by removing the shoe and sock to evaluate for pain, swelling and any deformities. Learn how...

  • How to Fake an Injury

    How to Fake an Ankle Sprain; Print this article; Instructions. 1. Make up a good story. When a person is injured, people...

  • How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

    Although there are worse injuries than a sprained ankle--it should still be taken seriously. Early treatment can speed up the recovery process.

  • How to Fake a Limp

    Do not fake a limp or other injury to get insurance money, workers compensation, win a lawsuit or get any other money....

  • How to Get Rid of Ankle Pain

    Ankle pain often occurs due to an ankle sprain, which is an injury to the ligaments in your ankle. This causes small...

  • How Do I Know If I Sprained My Ankle?

    Look at the area where your ankle is primarily ... Make up a story about how you sprained your ankle. Say you...

  • How to Tape a Sprained Ankle

    A sprained ankle should be taped to give it as much support and rest as possible. The simplest ankle-taping method is called...

  • How to Get Rid of Swollen Ankles

    Swollen ankles are caused by a number of factors, including standing up for too long, pregnancy, injury to the area or simply...

  • How to Roll Your Ankle

    Rolling your ankle will often result in an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain occurs when you move your ankle outside of its...

  • How to Make Swelling Go Down

    Swelling can occur from an accident or because of post-operative surgery. ... What Makes Ankles Swell? How Does Ice Bring Swelling Down?...

Related Searches

Read Article

7 Smart Tips for Organizing the Family Car

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!