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Rano

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Posted - December 27 2018 :  12:19:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any tips on how to get an ankle stress fracture healed up as quickly as possible? I am in a boot now. How about staying in shape while I am off it?

Rano

Occhino

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Posted - December 28 2018 :  12:15:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't heal a stress fracture quickly.
Time is what will work, don't push it.
At least 6-8 week's depending on how bad.

As far as staying in shape, seeing as you shouldn't be putting any pressure on your ankle how about you hop on a bench and see how many times you can press your body weight.
Work on that for a few weeks, it's always helped me through injury periods.
Good luck.
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Occhino

942 Posts

Posted - December 30 2018 :  14:57:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also pick up a couple of good running books to keep the fire burning in your down time.

From Last to First

Today We Die A Little

Wanna Be Distance God

Virgin Territory

All good stuff.

Just picked up Bannister And Beyond, even not being injured Buffalo winters are hard.
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Rano

26 Posts

Posted - December 31 2018 :  04:36:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the tips, Occhino. I will give them a shot. Yah, at least the injury happened in the fall, as races were winding down.

Rano
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jeanne

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Posted - January 01 2019 :  14:05:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I assume you can take the boot off for non-weight bearing activity. I have always done plenty of swimming when I had a stress fracture.When you push off the wall, use your 'good' foot or just circle swim.
Also, the 'upper body' bicycle is great. You could also probably deep water pool run. You just need an aqua jogger.
All of these will help maintain somewhat of a base when you return to running.
Continue core exercises also, Good Luck

jeanne
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psu8

130 Posts

Posted - January 08 2019 :  16:06:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ask the doc (and listen to them), that's what they do.
what worked for one won't work for everyone.
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