I was at Albertsons last night and was leaving the store walking out the o ly doors which were open, walked out the first set of doors and then found myself on the floor. Upon standing up I noticed a puddle of water on the floor (of which there was one of those ice coolers just feet away). my ankle twisted and I had a difficult time walking. I went in and filled out paperwork and am waiting to hear back from the manager and then ultimately the insurance company I guess. I don't have much money so I wasn't going to go into the ER to be seen even with my insurance that costs hundreds of dollars. I woke up this morning and not only is my ankle swollen and its hard to walk but my heel & calf now hurt as well as my knee feeling like it's going to pop out with each step I take. While siting & elevating it my leg starts to tingle and nearly feel like its going numb. I'm not sure what to do next. I am unsure if I should go to the doctor to have it looked at because I'm worried I will end up having to pay for the medical costs if Albertsons insurance denies the claim since it's most likely just a sprain or strain, but I'm worried it may be more. I did not even think of taking pictures of where I fell or getting anyone's name or number who was around when I fell. my boyfriend was with me and there was a camera at the entry way but nothing more. If you could please let me know what I should do next I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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