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I was out on a long run yesterday and 4 miles in something bit or stung me just above the ankle line. My whole ankle and inside of foot is now enormously swollen and the lower to middle part of lower leg.
I am not too concerned by that as I have a history of ridiculous over the top reactions to such things and this happens to me at least once a year.
My concern is, how do I manage it so it heals quickly. I have the birmingham half sunday, which is my A race for the year. I had planned anyway to do a final run tonight then just rest, however running will not be possible right now. Was thinking of doing a spin class, however i am concerned it might do more harm than good.
Given there is no muscle or tissue damage do the usual rules of RICE still hold relevance with this? I have been taking piriting and ibruprofen since yesterday also.
I am not sure whether i should try and keep it mobile given its not an actual injury or just keep it rested.
Anyone got any bright ideas as to how I can manage this in a 5 day turn around?