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"twisted" Ankle pain (Read 86 times)

ReadySetToke


    Just wanted some opinions on this, a few weeks ago I was jumping off a large boulder onto the ground covered in leaves, which were covering a tree root. I landed on the tree root causing me to "twist" my ankle. It hurt pretty bad for 1 minute, but then I kept it completely still and luckily it felt a lot better and I was able to finish the remaining 2 miles of my hike, which included a lot of climbing as well.

     

    That was three weeks ago, and my ankle feels fine to walk and run on, but when I bend my foot/ankle a certain way, the big ball area on the right side of my right foot definitely has some residual pain from the incident. Usually a minor injury, such as this one, will heal within a week, but its coming on 4 weeks and there is still some pain.

     

    My question to everyone is; Should I stay off the ankle until there is no pain at all?

    I have races in may and june and would love to start getting into a training regiment, but not if it will make my ankle worse..

     

    I know it is hard to answer my question with such little info, but any suggestions?? I've never had a problem like this.

     

    Thank you everyone and peace and love to you all!

    Remember to respect everyone, and that acting "superior" to others will not help you be happy!

     

    -Ryan : )

      If it were me, I would run through it but probably stay off of the trails and uneven terrain for a while.  If running seems to make it worse, then take some time off.

        Just wanted some opinions on this, a few weeks ago I was jumping off a large boulder onto the ground covered in leaves, which were covering a tree root. I landed on the tree root causing me to "twist" my ankle. It hurt pretty bad for 1 minute, but then I kept it completely still and luckily it felt a lot better and I was able to finish the remaining 2 miles of my hike, which included a lot of climbing as well.

         

        That was three weeks ago, and my ankle feels fine to walk and run on, but when I bend my foot/ankle a certain way, the big ball area on the right side of my right foot definitely has some residual pain from the incident. Usually a minor injury, such as this one, will heal within a week, but its coming on 4 weeks and there is still some pain.

         

        My question to everyone is; Should I stay off the ankle until there is no pain at all?

        I have races in may and june and would love to start getting into a training regiment, but not if it will make my ankle worse..

         

        I know it is hard to answer my question with such little info, but any suggestions?? I've never had a problem like this.

         

        Thank you everyone and peace and love to you all!

        Remember to respect everyone, and that acting "superior" to others will not help you be happy!

         

        -Ryan : )

         

        I'm a veteran of many-many sprained ankles and have also managed to break both ankles once as well; it sounds like you have a bad ankle sprain.  Assuming you do in fact have a bad sprain, healing can take six to eight weeks depending upon how bad the sprain is and how old you are (I don't know about you, but I don't heal anywhere near as fast now that I'm in my late 50s compared to 30-40 years ago).


        Needs more cowbell!

          Sounds like maybe a grade 1 sprain.  I'd avoid running off-road for another week or two, perhaps.

           

          Several years ago I suffered a grade 2 sprain early in a trail relay and finished out my legs…running nearly 10 miles after the initial sprain.  It took a solid 2 years before I could really say that the injured ankle was essentially back to pre-injury condition.  But I pretty much did everything wrong in those first 48 hours, too.

           

          The kinder you are early-on really does seem to play a huge role in the overall healing time.  Perhaps look into some range-of-motion PT exercises to do for a few weeks to help things gently heal.

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            Keep moving as you ankle allows.  I don't believe in immobilizing an injury of this sort, but you have to listen to your body.  Run if it doesn't make it worse; ease up if it does.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            ReadySetToke


              Hey, thanks for everyone's replies!

              I'm 22 by the way, someone had asked.

              I will probably not run for the next few days, see how it feels, and start out on some short runs/jogs

              I have a 60k in June so I really want to start training hard!! But I should probably take it easy..

              Darn hidden tree roots!!

              Thanks again everyone.

               

               

              -Ryan : )

                I have this pain on the right side of my right foot for several months. It hurt a little to run and it hurt a little to walk. I finally got physical therapy that it has felt better. They had me stop running   but I use the elliptical trainer real hard. I do a bunch of exercises too for pt. While it hurt I got ready for and ran a marathon and half marathon. I'm also recovering from cancer. That is why I was so driven to run because I didn't know when I would have to have surgery again.

                  I ran one of my best races when I couldn't play soccer because of ankle pain - I took the next summer off soccer as well.

                   

                  My ankle had swelled up like a softball on the inside, I could play but one shot attempt or tackle with that foot and I was off for a week again. Like an idiot, I kept playing for a month. When I finally gave up, I put in the best month / month and a half of training I'd done to that point and ran a 2½ min PB for the ½ marathon (PB had been same race the year before).

                   

                  Point is, I don't find running hard on the ankle at all. Both soccer and curling were rougher on it.

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