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3/8/13 2:54 P

I agree that it is best to allow your body to heal. IF you find that it is taking more than a few days, it wouldn't hurt to touch base with your Dr because you might need some physiotherapy to properly help it on it's way.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!
Kris

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3/8/13 9:38 A

Hi VATRUCKER,

I agree that it is best to allow time for your body to fully recover. Trying to exercise when you are injured may cause you to change the way you perform the activities that you do, therefore creating bigger issues up and down the kinetic chain. Remember healthy living is a continuum--one that you will be on for the rest of your life, so taking time off for your body to fully recover is well worth it.

I hope you feel better soon!

Coach Nancy

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3/8/13 9:07 A

VATRUCKER,

It's only been a day since you fell. Some injuries could take several days to heal. So, don't beat yourself up because you're not healing as fast as you think you should. You took a nasty fall. take a few days OFF to rest and recover.

you WILL NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you have to take a few days off from your exercise routine. Keep putting that ice on that calf. If you don't see improvement in a couple of days, talk to your doctor.

Don't exercise. Let your leg rest and see how it goes. I know you're itching to exercise, but taking care of our bodies when they become injured IS just as important as the exercise.

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3/8/13 8:51 A

I fell down the basement steps yesterday , and believe that I hurt my calf muscle as well as my hamstring, I have tried ice, heat and a spa with jets to get it back to normal, but alas, nothing seems to help. No swelling as of yet, just a nagging dull pain. I am open to suggestions from some of u good people in the spark community emoticon emoticon

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