Thank you so much for all your advice. Very much appreciated. I know I can't swim as took my toddlers last week before being diagnosed and that was 1 thing I couldn't do back then. Gonna lay off altogether and get it right, and just work towards being fit again by Hell on the Humber in Aug. Think iv maybe used up all my luck these last few wks!!
It was my Talus I believe. Although I have asked to check as by all accounts Iv seen I should have been barely able to weight bare never mind carry on with day-to-day life and normal sports.
I know the cons said it was an incredibly stable break and its not moved at all, but I doubt it'll have started to heal yet with me just keeping going on it. Learnt the hard way to get any niggles checked out!
Broke my ankle just over 3wks ago during a marathon. I remember tripping over my feet stopping for a car that had just driven straight past stewards and was not gonna stop for me so presume thats when it went.
I was very naughty though and just put the swelling down to a 'bit of a pull' and continued running as I had no real pain, and competed in a half this wkend with brilliant results (3rd woman home).
After a severe reaction to the NSAID's the doc gave me on Mon, I was diagnosed with a fracture on Tues aft, its very stable though, and healing well, so Im just in a boot thing for the next 2wks when weight-bearing when it'll be re-xrayed and checked out.
What sorts of cardio things can I do to keep some fitness? Iv been told I can do low-impact things but a bit unsure as to what low-impact things there are.
Im thinking of popping down to the gym tonight and having a word down there but would love as many tips/opinions/help as poss!
I think it can depend on the actual HCP you see, and what they deal with as well.
Take this week for example. I went to GP on Mon with a swollen ankle and a bit sore/tender. Despite saying I was a runner, I was just given NSAID's and sent on my way without any examination.
I then had a very good experience on Tuesday after having a severe reaction to said NSAID's. The radiographer taking my x-rays is a runner, so took an extra shot to be certain that if there was a break it would be spotted, as in his words, he understood how vital our feet/legs are for us runners.
I then had a 'medical' cons review the x-rays and not find anything. I was encouraged by a third party, to get a second opinion from a bone doctor who straight away spotted a break, but because its very stable it was missed.
I do think there should be far more oppotunity to see a GP with some sports experience. Surely it would save the NHS money in the long run? If my break had not been spotted, it could have had a dramatic impact on me, requiring surgery, physio, hosp stays.... Instead of just a boot and crutches.