Need some advice (injury related)

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  1. Biskit

    Biskit Active Member

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    I severely rolled and sprained my ankle this weekend. I don't want to take time off from late night runs and my routine.

    I'm wondering if there is anything I can do (or should do). Taking time off for me is generally not a good idea because getting back into the routine is difficult, at least for it me is.

    It is healing at a decent rate, I can put shoes and socks on by myself now. I have access to a pool (was thinking of doing laps until I feel the ankle is ready for jogging once again).

    Anyways, I would like the input from the people at F&N. Thanks in advance.

    What do you suggest I do so I don't fall out of the cycle I have going on right now.
     
  2. LBFilmGuy

    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    For sprains there isn't much you can do besides keep it elevated and ice it to reduce swelling.
     
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    that sucks, man. i rolled my ankle pretty bad end of last year. i've only regained full balance, flexability and strength a couple of weeks ago so my rehab was probably fail. R.I.C.E for the first few days then i alternated ice and heat. took ibuprofen only when i really needed it. the second half of this yeah i did a lot of single leg work (single leg DLs, pistols, step ups etc) and i'm gonna guess they helped. i do a lot of ankle mobility and knee stability work now and hopefully it'll prevent future injuries.
     
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    geekierthanyou Crews: DSLR, Brolie, Classic Car, Gun, Zombie, Pro

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    Holy crap that band thing looks cool... gunna do that next time.
     
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    swimming is a great idea, also you can do pushups, pullups, dips, etc. just keep your weight off the ankle and make sure that it doesn't hurt and you'll be fine.
     
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    Wrap it or get a Doc to put some kinesio tape on it.

    Take fish oil and a LOT of vitamin C.
     
  8. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I would not be running on it, the pool sounds like a good idea for keeping active while injured...gotta let it heal though, don't rush it.
     
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    doctor can prescribe anti inflammatory meds
     
  10. Biskit

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    Awesome, knew I would get some good advice here.

    Thanks!
     
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