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