Rolled my ankle!!

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Nov 2017
5:12am, 4 Nov 2017
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Rolled my ankle last Sunday at the end of a trail race. It's a little swollen and have applied an ankle support today, as yesterday it was aching. How long should I expect to be laid off running? 2-3 weeks or longer?
Nov 2017
7:14am, 4 Nov 2017
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Depends how it goes but no reason why you won't be running sooner than that. Start on flat smooth surfaces until the ankle has built up some strength/stability though. Balance cushion is also good (we have one to stand on while brushing teeth). Good luck!
Nov 2017
8:26pm, 4 Nov 2017
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There's rolled, and then there's rolled. If you heard a pop when you went over then take it very easy, but it sounds like you got away with it so like jda says, short easy runs on flat surfaces for a couple of weeks should be OK. Don't push it.
Nov 2017
8:38pm, 4 Nov 2017
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Been quite lucky by the sounds of it - the other kind which Oranj mentions would see your ankle elephant sized and a whole range of interesting colours. Even so, you might find your proprioception (foot-feel) off for a bit, which is why flat surfaces are better.

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