After graduating in Christmas Eve, I proceeded to twist my ankle and tear some tendons in Boxing Day! 8 weeks later and lots of Physio, I was told I could go back and work up again slowly to see how my ankle would handle it.
That very first run back, my ankle felt good, just a little tired, but no real discomfort - I was running 1 minute on, 1 minute off....
5 minutes before the end, I felt a 'twinge' in my knee (same leg) but put it down to having not been running for 2 months..... The following morning my knee was stiff and twice the size of the other leg. The following 2 weeks I could barely walk up or down stairs, and anything faster than a very slow walk was out of the question.
A further 8 weeks on and I still haven't been back running, the knee still feels a bit stiff at times but I have been running around the garden with the kids with no problem, but still feel it waking up stairs, but it's not really a pain (I just know it's there).
I was wondering if anyone out there could advise if they think it's now ok to run? Or try it? Is there any particular knee warm ups / stretching that I can do?
Has anyone had similar? How long is long enough to wait??