Last week while running on a snow-covered road I landed on an icy
ridge and badly turned my ankle - ouchhh! I got it xrayed that
day, and confirmed there was no break- just a bad sprain. For the
first few days afterwards it was quite swollen, and black and blue.
It is much better now; the swelling is gone, and I can walk without
discomfort and with no limp. The ankle still stiffens up in the
morning when I first get up, and after I have been sitting for a
I have never turned my ankle in fif*** years of running. I would
like to ensure that my now weaked ankle gets strong again in a
hurry, so it doesn't develop into a chronic problem. What I would
like to know is some good exercises that I can do to build up the
strength in my ankle. Also, since it has now been ten days
since I sprained it, can I start running again? (I can run a few
yards indoors without any problem.) Are there any stretches I
could do, etc., that would help speed the recovery along?
Thanks for your help.
Bob Ford Voice:(814)234-8592x36
Philadelphia Phillies FAX: (814)234-1269