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C'est La Vie, My Ankle is Sprained

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Not cool.

A year ago I sprained my ankle. It's been not perfectly healed up yet. Today I had a major setback.

You know how it is when you are walking along the sidewalk and you come to a driveway where the car is parked so it's sticking out over the path, right in the way? And there is an area right where the sidewalk connects to the driveway having a triangular area of grass? Don't step in the grass. I learned my lesson. Usually I step over it and stay on the concrete, but this car was too close, so I had to step onto the grass. I found myself having a sudden rolling of my ankle because though the grass was pretty and nicely cut, there was an invisible hole under it.

I had walked 4 miles already and was a mile from home. I had no choice but to hobble home. That was the longest mile ever. So I walked 5 miles today. Big deal.

Now it's RICE for me. I'm okay with the ice and elevation part of the equation. I'm doing that right now. Rest is easy for the moment, but I have a hard time not being on my feet. I have been having a hard time being motivated to exercise, and today I finally felt motivated to get moving and get back on track. I'll need to convert that energy to chair workouts from SP videos. And if you have any suggestions on exercises that don't add stress to an ankle, please add them on the comments below.

I've got the windows open, it's 70 out. The birds are chirping. I've got my friends on SparkPeople, and a nice large bottle of ice water. I'm charging my phone so I don't have to be lonely.

C'est la vie!
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  • LARISSA238
    *hugs* Feel better soon! i've fallen into those grass traps myself. it's not fun. Spark People has a section for chair exercises, so you can do those while you heal.
    1556 days ago
    Ouch on the ankle! I hope you're feeling some improvement in it by now? Granted, it's only two days later...

    I'm one of those who views injury as divine intervention to sit upon my duff (I know, I KNOW!), so I applaud your desire to do the chair workouts! That's awesome :D

    Feel better soon!
    1558 days ago
    so sorry to hear this! I hope you heal quickly!! emoticon
    1559 days ago
    Yikes! I hope you are ok and it heals quickly.
    1559 days ago
    Yikes! I hope you are ok and it heals quickly.
    1559 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Sorry about your injury. Good for you staying positive and figuring out exercise.

    1559 days ago
    Ouch! :( I hope it heals quickly for you!
    1559 days ago
  • TIGER_LILY_613
    Ouch ! Speedy Recovery ! emoticon
    1559 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon emoticon Oh no!! So sorry to hear this!!!

    This is a bummer! You have an admirable positive attitude though, and that is going to make a great difference in your happiness level.

    I'm all too familiar with RICE from double knee injuries! No fun.

    I think chair exercises are good. You may be able to do some core where you are lying on the mat such as crunches that don't bear your weight. Push ups from your knees.

    I hope you feel better soon and heal quickly.

    Sending you healing thoughts & prayers!
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    1559 days ago
    Sorry to read about your ankle but you are doing all the right things try not to get too frustrated with yourself and take care
    1560 days ago
    I'm very sorry to hear about your re-injury. I keep doing something similar to my lower back. Maybe not worry about exercise too much for the next couple of days. -so it can heal. I do like the idea of some light chair type exercises mentioned, thinking for upper body, arms. In the meantime...hang in there....hope it heals soon... emoticon
    1560 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear it. I have "loose" ankles that roll very easily, so I know how painful and frustrating it can be. Have you considered deep-water exercise in a pool? There is zero impact, so the most painful part might be getting there.

    After many ankle fractures and injuries, I finally gave water exercise a try. I think it saved my life because I could finally exercise without hurting myself. I began in deep water and gradually built enough strength for shallow water. There's more impact there, but definitely not as much as exercising on land.

    Lots of athletes are now doing cross-training in the pool--water exercise has changed quite a bit in the last few years. Men and women of all ages participate for a workout that can be adapted to suit most people. There's everything from gentle stretching to aqua boot camp!
    1560 days ago
    I HATE a fitness injury! It's such a derailment! Well, nothing for it but rest and recup. emoticon
    1560 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Been where you are - air cast and all.


    Chair videos on SP - and I bet you can adapt other "seated" workouts or, if you can work from the floor, maybe "floor" ones?
    1560 days ago
    I'm so sorry!
    I think doing the chair exercises is a very good idea.
    Wish I had other advice but I hope others can give you good ideas.
    Hang in there. Maybe the forced rest will do you good in some way. Time to recover from all the events and maybe connect back with your source / Source.
    1560 days ago
    Oh no!! So sorry to hear that you have re-injured yourself. I can tell you that the times that I have fallen on my face, have been those nice little hidden holes in the ground. Yep, been there & done that!!!

    Happy to report that I've never really injured myself other than I bruise VERY easily, so it usually looks like someone has beat the tar out my leg / thigh / arm.

    I hope you get to feeling better soon & make sure that you get plenty of rest.

    P.S. Thanks for the goodie.
    1560 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I sprained my ankle about this time last year too. Sometimes I still feel the pain. However, re-injuring your ankle must hurt like crazy. I am so sorry. emoticon
    1560 days ago
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