I think any PT would agree that there should be some pain and discomfort with returning to running on an ankle injury like that. So definitely keep doing the short runs so your ankle remembers how to move while running.
Thanks, I have a more optimistic outlook on things now after this last visit with the PT. I tried running for two minutes today after doing all the workouts and it was less painful by a good amount. I’ll just have to do a long set of warmups before these next few runs and it will hopefully be better and useable quicker than I imagined after that last one.
slower and shorter! not going to immediately run the same speed or distance as you used to be able to or even as you think you should be able to after an injury! keep 'em short and shuffly and ramp up very very slowly. you got this homie.
I started slow and gradually increased the speed to see if it changed with pace but the pain was consistent regardless of pace. But yeah I’ll take it slower next time, thanks for pointing that out.
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I feel you pain. Try swimming or biking??
Try walking for a bit before you try running, like at least 10 minutes. Remind the ankle that it is ok to move.....
All good suggestions. I have been biking but it’s less fun than running and a lot less fun than orienteering. I’m sick now actually but in the next week or two I’ll start building back up to running at the advice of the PT and my sister (also a PT), and yeah I’ll start with a lot of warmups and walking too.