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2/16/07 10:36 A

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That's a good rehab plan! How has it been feeling?

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2/15/07 6:40 P

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Oh, so far for rehab I have:
-Tracing the alphabet with my injured ankle/foot
-Standing on the injured leg alone (keeping my balance!) for 30 seconds, then trying it with my eyes closed.
-Calf lifts with both legs, then with alternating legs.
-Stairs
-Stationary bike, and Eliptical machine (I haven't tried these yet)

 
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2/15/07 6:38 P

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Thanks for your help everyone! I did get some prescription meds from my Doc (he said that the injury had really impressed him and he thought I would need the medication for a couple weeks). I have worn a series braces: an air cast (to begin with), ace bandages, and lastly a lace up brace for more rigorous activities.

I am walking easliy now, and the bruising is almost gone, so I might try to go skiing this weekend! I am also hoping to get back into running, so I am trying to do lots of rehab exercises. If anyone has any, let me know :)

 
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1/28/07 1:24 P

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Advil/ibuprofen should help w/ the swelling, elevation is a must, keep it elevated as much as possible. Ice should help w/ the swelling as well, I was told, 20 mins on 20 mins off w/ the ice. Stiff boots would give more support when you are ready to get back on it, but remember to listen to your body, if it's too painful, give it more rest. You can get a splint or ace bandage at the drug store pretty cheaply (I got one for around 10 bucks when I sprained my ankle) and that should help w/ the compression part of the RICE advice.

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1/25/07 7:56 P

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I am super clumsy and I sprained my ankle last March because those last steps of the stairs can sometimes be tricky..haha..and when I went to the doc he said I could continue only if I had hard boots..but my boots were soft so no go. It ended the season for me..i was sad!

I would just lay off of it and hopefully it gets better super fast!

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1/25/07 2:26 P

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Try to avoid any hot for a while. When I was a figure skater I injuried my ankles all the time and the quickest way back on your feet is regular doses of Motrin (faster acting than advil and you can take it more often)ice and keeping it above your hip.

Good luck and feel better soon!!!!!!

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1/25/07 1:23 P

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the warm water is ok, it actually help get some fresh blood flow to the area, ice after..

dont forget the advil

 
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1/25/07 1:16 P

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Hey, thanks for the quick reply! I have been taking warm baths (I'm afraid I would slip and fall if I tried to take a shower anyway, and cold baths would suck :) but with all the talk about ice and elevation, I don't know if I should keep my ankle elevated out of the warm ater or let it rest in the warm water. Wouldn't the warm water have the opposite effect that ice would have?

 
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1/25/07 1:03 P

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I'm sure you've been told this but

Rest
Ice
compression
elevation

Wont hurt to take a warm bath a massage the ankle either. Keep it wrapped and be dilligent about the ice
good luck get better soon

 
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1/25/07 12:53 P

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I just injured my ankle really bad, and the Doc. says 4-6 weeks before it will be back in shape. He does say I might be able to ski earlier than that since the ski boot is so stiff and supportive. But right now, even the thought of ski boots makes my ankle hurt. Or maybe it is just hurting anyway...

I don't want to miss the rest of the regular season before spring skiing starts! Any suggestions on making my ankle strong quick?

 
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