Sadly I have injured my ankle from a run
Ideally I need it to heal as quick as possible because my marathon is soon
I am aware that using ice can help it heal quicker ... how often shall I do it and for how long shall I do it for?
(e.g. 20min ice bath, 6 times a day?)
Also, this injury happened around a week ago ... does ice still help?
I think ice works better the earlier it is used, but it can still help ease swelling and invigorate blood supply to the area. Cold tap water in a basin/Bucket should be cold enough if you intend tgouge it for 20 mins And it won't give you a heart attack either.
haha thanks Flob! How often would you recommend doing it?
When I sprained my ankle earlier in the year I was advised by the physio and sports therapist to ice for 20 minutes every couple of hours; dampen a tea-towel, wrap it around some peas or crushed ice in a bag and apply to the ankle. To be honest though that was advised for the first week after doing it and once the majority of the swelling was down then I stopped doing it.
Ibuprofen three times a day would be a good idea though as that will help take the swelling down.
What have you actually done to it? You may well need to support it during the marathon with a tubi-grip or something.
Being honest I dont know what is wrong with it ... it didnt swell ... but it is very painful when i run .. also I have a slight bit of pain when I first wake up in the morning
You really need to get it looked at then Donkey. I don't think icing it will help if there is no swelling. You could be doing yourself a lot of damage if you run a marathon on it when you don't know what's wrong Hope you get it sorted out.
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