you're absolutely right. When I tell people I have a broken ankle and I don't have a cast they're surprised but I've subsequently discovered that for my kind of break -(fibula) - this is quite common depending on how bad things are. I'm reasonably optimistic of a reasonably fast recovery.
many thanks for that link. Will be useful in a few weeks. Still too painful at the moment.
My fitness levels were good leading up to my slip. i was taking a very long-term approach to marathon training and had already been building up over the previous few months. Was doing up to 10 miles at weekend and 4 x 3 or 4 miles in the week. Mainly at low intensity, couple of tempo sessions - but I was attempting to build a solid base.
I would still like to do the Brighton Mara and wouldn't be put off by run/walk. My biggest concern would be making the injury I have worse or seeing a recurrence. I'm aiming to make running a lifelong pursuit (I'm 50) and don't want to risk rushing back just to achieve a single objective.
Would really love to hear from people who had broken ankles and made successful returns.
I broke my ankle between Christmas and New year. Slipped on some black ice. Hobbled home thinking it was a sprain but went to A&E next day and had fractured fibula in five pieces. Had heavy cast on for a week, then at follow up appointment had it taken off. Consultant said all I'd need was an airboot, so I'm wearing that when I leave the house but barefoot rest of time. Something about this doesn't feel right. I thought I'd be in a cast a bit longer - a lighter one. It still really hurts and I can't put any weight on it. Swelling still quite major and lot of blue bruising.
Searching online just brings confusion.
Anyone else had a broken ankle and experienced similar laid back treatment? And any general advice from a runners perspective on making a solid recovery - physically and mentally (I'm a bit blue about missing out on the marathon I'd planned and looking on jealously as everyone else is out running).