(Closed) Getting back to exercise after n injury

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I can relate! Right in the middle of doing C25K, I sprained my knee.  It was worse because it hurt, but I had convinced myself it was just strained, so I kept going.

I ended up barely being able to walk or put pressure on it for 2 weeks. 

Definitely EASE yourself back into it – stretch and listen to your body.  I stayed off the treadmill for a while and did the elliptical, slowly easing myself back onto the treadmill.

Feel better soon!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Can you take up swimming (like aqua-arobics)?  I know, I know, it’s “for the old people”…but it’s actually a great work out!!  And very low impact.

Post # 8
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18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you think maybe it would be a good idea to keep it in a brace to prevent it from rolling once you start running again?

Post # 10
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1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would say learn how to strap it (from a physio or sports-med specialist) and do lots of strengthening exercises.  The stronger you can get your ankle the better it will perform when you’re out running and there are heaps of exercies you can do while sitting down watching the tv.

I’ve had countless ankle injuries from playing netball and with some of them time was the only thing that would heal the injury.  Also, keep icing it when it hurts, ice is good even on old injuries!

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