Hi all, had a bit of a mishap end of last year and although the NHS have been great I'm not too sure what I should or shouldn't be doing now. My diagnosis was a bit late and I ran when I thought it was just a sprain, which wasn't clever, I know.
Just wondered if anyone has been in a similar situation. Time line was:
21st November, Running up a muddy, undulating hill, rolled my ankle. Hurt like hell, limped home. Swollen, X ray carried out next day, not broken. Diagnosed as nasty sprain. Three days off work. Then back, but badly hobbling for 2 weeks.
A sore month off running, too keen to get back. Then 3,4,5,9,10 milers around Christmas time. Ankle swelled terribly. Another X-ray 31st December, got results 20th Jan, fracture showed, so had taken a while, as stress-type injuries do, to be visible.
I'd been at work on my feet 40-50 hours a week at work all through this time. MRI shortly after confirming it. Undisplaced fracture right of distal Tibia. It's been recorded as a stress fracture, but the consultant agreed it wasn't a true one as was the result of a ankle eversion rather than something that came on slowly.
So the initial injury was now 12 weeks ago, but I without doubt made it much worse when I commenced running at Christmas, 7 weeks ago. That's when I realised I'd most definitely hurt myself, and what I consider the start.
Signed off work for a month (fortunately my only long absence in 17 years), and have been sat indoors.
Just wondered if I can use my static bike? Am I allowed to walk? Online it says avoid walking? I haven't really got access to a pool near me.
I'm SO worried about overdoing it as I didn't do myself any favours at all with running on it. I have crutches, but it seems at bit late now.
Anyone been in a similar situation? How much weight did you try and keep off it? and what did you do?