Michelle Merton took a bad step while...

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Took a bad step while dodging a car at the beginning of my run last night and rolled my ankle, resulting in a grade 2 sprain/partial tear of the ligament. Doctor recommended 6 week recovery time before running again. Curses!! :( He okayed biking and swimming, so I'm trying to be positive and look at this not as a setback, but as motivation to start training for a triathlon (something I've wanted to do for a while). Any of you have experience recovering from a ankle sprain or any suggestions/advice to help speed recovery along?

  • Jay G.
    Jay G.

    Crap! Sorry to hear that. Best and fastest way to recover, in my humble opinion, is to stay off it. Resist the temptation to use it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike V.
    Mike V.

    That sucks, hope your recovery is quick. Sorry I don't have much experiance with sprained ankles.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    That stinks! I sprained my ankle in January and I took 3 days off just using the RICE method then the stationary bike for several days then the elliptical. It was 10 days before I ran. I might have taken it fast but I had my target race less than 5 weeks away.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Amanda B.
    Amanda B.

    Rest and recover! Hope you feel better soon! :-)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Keisha D.
    Keisha D.

    Sorry to hear that, but way to make make lemonade by training for a tri!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christine
    Christine

    OMG I am so sorry to hear that. Don't try to come back to soon, remember to listen to your body so that you don't set yourself back. Nice cross training to stay strong.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Scott S.
    Scott S.

    Ouch! NOT good! But glad you are safe! If you have a gym with a pool, check with your doctor but you may be able to rehab sooner walking in water. I had to do that with a high ankle sprain last year and it did work.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Wanda
    Wanda

    Gah, sorry to hear that! Hoping for a quick recovery!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Clara Susana G.
    Clara Susana G.

    Sorry to hear that. I know its frustruating not being able to run, but don't push too hard while cross training, you don't want to have a set back while trying to get better.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay C.

    That sucks! My boyfriend (who is a triathlete) has been recovering from a tear in his foot. Instead of running, it was all biking and swimming! Ice and rest it so you recover as quickly as you can!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pamela H.
    Pamela H.

    Really sorry to hear that Michelle. Great job with the positive spin!
    :-)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S.

    Sending you healing vibes and wishing you a trouble free recovery.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jake C.
    Jake C.

    bummer! the rest, RICE, cross train is it... consider resting it before even biking for a week... gotta give it time to heal... the tri idea is great

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Dee Dee O.
    Dee Dee O.

    Better to recover slowly and completely than to hurry the process and end up with a weaker ankle...that is according to my physical therapist.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Dawn Y.
    Dawn Y.

    That is crapola! Hope your recovery time goes well and you are back running in 6 weeks time.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea B.

    Ugh. Sorry about your ankle! Definitely try to take it easy & be cautious in your workouts. Hope it's feeling better soon!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tamie E.
    Tamie E.

    Oh man! So sorry! When you get a bit better, maybe you can cycle. Take it really slow and be fully recovered before you try to run again!

    over 2 years ago Like