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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yesterday when we were at the festival I was walking down the sidewalk and my foot caught the edge of it. I twisted my ankle pretty good. I didn't realize how much damage I may have done then, but today when I woke up and - ouch! I don't think it's broken, just bruised or sprained.

My Question:

I have done so well on my little challenge for myself (10 minutes of exercise per day). I haven't missed a day yet, but I'm not sure I should be out walking on it.

Any ideas for activity I can do that would not put pressure on my ankle?
I don't want to miss a day or start over. :(


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LECATES 5/31/2012 6:47AM

    There are also a couple of chair exercise videos here on Spark that you can use----and they get the heart rate up very well as I have tried them. If still bothering you in a couple of days, do get it checked out---hopefully you did not tear any ligaments.

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TERRIJ7 5/30/2012 1:40PM

    Yes, rest it, ice it and use an anti-inflammatory if you can. A stationary bike might be a good substitute, but that might still irritate your ankle. You could do floor exercises, ie: bicycles, leg raises, donkey kicks, etc. that would work your legs and definitely get your heart rate up.

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KAYLSLYNN 5/30/2012 12:04AM

    ICE/HEAT IS GREAT IDEA. UPPER BODY IS GREAT ALSO. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon IT IS GREAT HOW YOU ON KEEPING GOING. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY

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_MORGENSTERN_ 5/29/2012 8:14PM

  Hi! Thanks for writing back on my page!

I "liked" your blog, because I admire your tenacity to keep going and not miss a day! It takes so much will power!



Personally, I have had multiple long-term leg injuries.
When it was really bad, I just boxed, even if it was in the air.
I learned that trick from a personal trainer.

If my legs would let me, sometimes I would do 'wall sits' and box, or squat and box.

It kept my heart rate going, while taking some strain off of the injured part of my leg.
It helped my core strength as well.


Hope that helps! emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/29/2012 8:15:49 PM

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ILUVTTV 5/29/2012 7:32PM

    How about leg raises and crunches. Any strength training for upper body...see Spark Videos.
Try ice/heat therapy and anti-inflammatory med you prefer (Ibuprofen or Naprosen).
Good luck!
Anne

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