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Hi all..... On Saturday morning ( 11.30am ) after my swim I went for a 1hr trail run with others and went over on my ankle. Now upon hearing a crack/pop noise ( was so hoping that it came from branch / twigs on the ground ) it soon became apparent that I’d hurt my ankle. On just touching the ankle area were the ligament is the pain was there ( ouch ) not wanting to risk anymore damage I slowly walked back to start point and headed home.
Someone did mention something about R.I.C.E which I had never heard of before ( having been one of the lucky ones to avoid injuries ).
Got home and looked it up on the net and thought I’d give it ago as I wouldn't be able to see a doctor until Monday morning at the earliest.
R( rest ) I ( ice ) C ( compression ) E ( elevation )
Ankle swelled up slightly and became painful to rotate. Having used an ice pack ( 7 times ) no sooner than 2 hr intervals and then applied a compression bandage and resting the ankle in a elevated position I have woken up this morning ( Monday ) to find the swelling has almost gone !!!!!
The pain is only slight and there is now some black / yellow coloring to the area.
Still early days yet and will not risk any running/cycling or swimming ( without pull buoy )
Question ....... Have I been really lucky and escaped with a slight injury or has the quick use of R.i.C.E help here.
I do feel that this may have been a lucky escape and a wake up call for me to watch where I plant the feet when trail running.