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Ankle injury☹️

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate

I have got all the way up to w7r4, and I am so so proud of myself. My ankle started hurting a bit in w5, but I powered through, quite painful towards the end of 6, and I had to abandon my w7r1 as my poor puffy ankle was so swollen. Should I go to GP, sports physio or Dr Google? My aim is to participate in a park run during the school summer holidays, but I can barely walk at the moment☹️

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Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Ouch! You poor thing. Sounds like it definitely needs a real life opinion, GP or physio pronto, or minor injuries if you can't walk on it.

Elevation & bag of frozen peas wrapped in a TTowel also helps initially. Once you're back on your feet (literally!) listen to any twinges & don't run through pain. Hope it clears up soon 🤞

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate
in reply to Tartiflette

Thank you! I think I am of the older “don’t want to bother the doctor” generation! I will make an appointment as soon as I can.

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate
in reply to Sarahsw18

Is that you mum? 😄

(Only joking, my parents say that all the time!)

If you can barely walk on it that's not a waste of anyone's time having it checked out 👍

mrrun
mrrunGraduate

You need a physio. That sounds like you got injured and aggravated it further by running through whatever caused this. When my foot ballooned and hurt, l was off running for over 3 months. Bottom line is, you don’t push through and run through pain, that stuff just won’t heal like that. Good luck!

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate
in reply to mrrun

Yes, I can see now that I have damaged it further. My usual “leave it alone and it will go home” philosophy was certainly not the right one this time!

mrrun
mrrunGraduate
in reply to Sarahsw18

Don’t blame yourself, many of us learned the hard way. Good news? It’s all fixable, you’ll be as good as new but be patient. Oh, and do check your shoes and do gait analysis once this is behind you.

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate
in reply to mrrun

Ok..... where might I get a gait analysis?

mrrun
mrrunGraduate
in reply to Sarahsw18

Google your nearest place, there are many!

Sarahsw18
Sarahsw18Graduate

Wow! There is so much more to this running lark than I ever imagined! Thank goodness for support from people like you! Thank you!

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