sprained ankle

sprained ankle

Post by Greg Beardsl » Thu, 26 Jan 1995 03:19:00


 I'm curious as to when to resume my running after spraining my
ankle. Do you begin running as soon as you can endure the pain?
Do you wait until all swelling has subsided? How long on average
before one can resume running? I was playing basketball and came
down on the side of someones foot. Xrays were taken. I know not
to run if I'm still taking the pain killers.
Thanks for any input.
Greg

--
Gregory Beardsley, AG Communication Systems, Phoenix, AZ

 
 
 

sprained ankle

Post by Ken Papa » Fri, 27 Jan 1995 01:52:23


Quote:
> I'm curious as to when to resume my running after spraining my
>ankle. Do you begin running as soon as you can endure the pain?
>Do you wait until all swelling has subsided? How long on average
>before one can resume running? I was playing basketball and came
>down on the side of someones foot. Xrays were taken. I know not
>to run if I'm still taking the pain killers.

In my incredible stupidity once, in Feb. '93, just 5 weeks before
a marathon that I was well-trained for (Napa Valley) I severely
sprained my ankle playing basketball.  I have not played hoops since.
The thing swelled a lot, was completely black & blue, and even chipped a
bone or two as evidenced by the X-rays.  When I got off the cruise ship,
and returned home I saw a sports med. podiatrist (Dr. Saxena) who
prescribed physical therapy (BAPS board!).  The day before my planned
marathon I finally did my first run after the injury, a very painful
almost 2 miles, within 2 months I was almost back to normal, about
35 - 50 miles/week.  Everything is basically normal now. I ran the NVM in
'94 instead.

Best of Luck Greg!
--
Ken Papai, Marin County  <*> "The truth is that the Runner is not made for



 
 
 

sprained ankle

Post by Judith Chorb » Sat, 28 Jan 1995 00:03:15

Greg,
I posted a note here about ten days ago about twisting my ankle.  Well,
I took  all the necessary steps (ice, elevation, rest) but it's still
sore.  I think staying off it won't make much difference in speeding up
recovery.  

The only thing I would accomplish is losing stamina and endurance and
feeling miserable.  So I've been jogging on it slowly.  You know your own
body, how much it can stand.   Judy
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sprained ankle

Post by udem.. » Sun, 29 Jan 1995 03:47:12

Quote:

> Greg,
> I posted a note here about ten days ago about twisting my ankle.  Well,
> I took  all the necessary steps (ice, elevation, rest) but it's still
> sore.  I think staying off it won't make much difference in speeding up
> recovery.  

> The only thing I would accomplish is losing stamina and endurance and
> feeling miserable.  So I've been jogging on it slowly.  You know your own
> body, how much it can stand.   Judy
> -

  I have also twisted my ankle one year ago, and for rushing things out I begin
running with a relatively weak ankle. This brought as a consecuence an overstress
on the fascia and I finished with cronic plantar fasciitis.

Bernardo