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First fall and injury!! 😫

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Lisaloopy9
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So today whilst out on a run, I kinda tripped on a rock on the pavement and went over on my ankle!! Was having a great run with a member of my running club, great pace and a beautiful morning!!! πŸ˜₯ so I collapsed in a heap and luckily a lovely man, passing by took me to my gym (where my car was) so very kind!

I was looked after at the gym as it’s where our running club meets.

I have a very swollen ankle (on the outside joint part) I’m following RICE but just wondered if anyone knows how long these type of injuries take to heal? I’ve the Great South Run in 2 weeks and really want to be fit!!

I’m feeling devastated!!!

Sorry for the rant and thanks for reading!!

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roseabi profile image
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Sorry to hear about your injury - and the fall! I hope you feel ok (sore ankle aside)!!!

I don't know what sort of injury it is, but in any case I'm afraid you'll just have to see how it goes. The best advice I can give is to try and keep it as mobile as pain allows.

Good luck!!!

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Lisaloopy9 in reply to roseabi

Thank u! I’ve no idea, guess it’s sprained?! I’ll have to see, like you say. X

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Sandraj39Half Marathon

Hope it settles soon - and you have THREE weeks until the GSR ( I know because I'm doing it too!!)πŸ™‚

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Lisaloopy9 in reply to Sandraj39

That’s even better then! Thanks Sandraj

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Oh no, such bad timing. I am also doing GSR and have had bad dreams of breaking my ankle before the run. I am trying to stay injury free whilst still training. Follow the RICE and see how it is. Hopefully it will heal soon. Most of the training runs are done so resting to race day would be ok.

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Lisaloopy9 in reply to Hidden

Yep, did a half marathon a couple of weeks ago so all ok I hope! Thanks runfasterdoyle

Oh no Lisaloopy9 ...that is such bad luck...I’m having problems with my ankle at the moment so I can sympathise with you....resting is the only advice I can give...oh and tape...kinesiology tape has worked wonders too....hope it’s heals soon xx

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Lisaloopy9 in reply to Mummycav

Oh! I’ve seen this tape stuff! How do you know where to tape or is it done by a professional? Thanks mummycav x

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Mummycav in reply to Lisaloopy9

Well, my sports physio friend put mine first lot on & I just copied hers...you can google it though xx

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I've no idea but I'm sorry to hear about the ankle Lisa. Hope it feels better soon.

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Lisaloopy9 in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker

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linda9389Administrator

3 weeks. It's still 3 weeks! Rest it well now and don't be tempted to go back too soon. I've just come down with shingles so want every one of those 3 weeks to get better. I've decided to take as much time off as needed for now. Much as I'd love to keep up the training momentum, I think it's better to make sure I can start and finish even if it's even slower than I was expecting! Hopefully RICE will bring your ankle down fast. Good luck πŸ™‚

Ooh ouch , sorry to hear about your fall and ankle , as with these things always at the wrong time, hopefully it is no more than a sprain .

Unfortunately rest is the way forward , following the RICE way is the best thing, from what i know depending on how bad it is you could be looking at 2-3 weeks for a sprain 😯😐

Maybe an trip to the doc's wouldnt hurt to confirm a diagnosis .Hope you recover soon 😊

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