Ruptured Soleus Muscle : should I be running??

Ruptured Soleus Muscle : should I be running??

14 messages
16/09/2013 at 16:40

I ruptured my soleus muscle about 6 weeks ago, I have been for a couple of sessions of physio and the calf seems better, but my ankle is still slightly swollen.  I can run on it and it doesnt seem to make it worse, but my times are down and I do still run with a limp and slightly over to one side. 

I was due to do a 40 mile run on Saturday, will this make matters worse, as next year I want to look at improving my marathon time.

any help and advice would be fantasic

16/09/2013 at 17:12

The fact that you are prepared to gamble on wether a 40 mile run on a half repaired injury is likely to make it worse, I advise you to take all your money and put it on Lethal Force in tomorrow's 3:50 at Haydock Park.

Btw, Its actually a genuine tip.

Its a grey.

Edited: 16/09/2013 at 17:15
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
16/09/2013 at 18:02

You'll be fine, don't know what you're worried about 

cougie    pirate
16/09/2013 at 18:29
Sooooo you're limping, and slightly over to one side ?

No I cant see that a 40 mile run will do you any harm whatsoever........ NOT.

Rest up you numpty !
16/09/2013 at 23:13
Err- numpty is my word! Or is it my name? Yes it's my name! Sorry.
17/09/2013 at 08:34

LOL knew I was being a numpty nuts, just didnt want to accept that the husband was right!!  Any suggestions on whether I should be running at all, and if not how I can fill my time, its the bordom of not being able to run that gets to me!

17/09/2013 at 11:14
You could ask silly questions on forums to pass the time.
17/09/2013 at 11:24

LOL thanks Flob, you seem to have got the measure of me, but seriously any tips on training you think I could do, while I let my calf recover??

17/09/2013 at 13:21
Nah- I not well read enough to advise, but i can say that google is my weapon of choice when I'm injured and don't want someone to tell me not to run
A sports therapist will be you best bet for a sensible answer. But if you can not hop 5 times without pain then you can't run IMHO.
Swelling is usually a sign of ongoing repair/rebuilding so that alone should tell you your answer.
Oh- and men are always right. Listen to the boss!
17/09/2013 at 13:28

Thanks very much, back to the physio then I think, I will try hopping on one foot next time Im at the photocopier .  I alway listen to the boss and occasionally I even do as he suggests......or my interpretation of what he said anyway 

17/09/2013 at 21:06
Lol good luck- lets us know what the physio says
19/09/2013 at 16:35

Update on physio visit, she said I can run, but only short distances (assume around 5k) but said that cycling and swimming better for now, also allowed to do weights at the gym but to concentrate on core, arms and quads....she has strapped me up with those professional sportsman plasters and I have to go back in a week.  She also told me that you need to make sure your core is warm before you go out running, so if you run on a morning to have a shower before you set off and do quick stretches (3 sec hold) to get the muscles firing, but then do longer stretches once you finish your run (hold for 20-30 secs). All useful and obvious when someone points it out to you stuff.

cougie    pirate
19/09/2013 at 17:09
My core is lovely and warm from being in bed.

How did that horse get on Ric ?
20/09/2013 at 15:08

the horse isnt running until 27th - looked it up - but will definately be putting a couple of quid on it, but it looked to be the favourite....have too much time on my hands now Im only running short distances lol.


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