FuschiaNovember1980 1:39pm Jul 24 2017
This is great to hear! My family doctor told me I'd always be in pain and hearing that I just wanted to cry. I still have pain (almost like shin splints) and swelling, but do find that over the last month it's drastically improved the more I stick with physio.
I really want to run again and it will be my one-year break-aversity at the end of September. I've decided to get a new family doctor and my physiotherapist is much more optimistic! In the last month my range of motion difference between my broken ankle and good ankle has gone from 30% to 10%. I can't put a number on the pain, but have noticed there are less evenings where I need to rest or ice it.
I worked with a personal trainer (who has a medical background) and she thinks I could start running in the spring. She also recommended water jogging- I just tried it this weekend and it felt fantastic! I'm hooked and can't wait to get to the beach tonight.
Anyhoo, sorry for rambling, I'm just thrilled to hear there are runners out there who recovered. I've never been a great runner (literally started/redid the C25k program several times over the years and never have run in an actual event), but I don't want this injury to keep me from pursuing my dream of running a marathon.
09/30/2016- Fell in home, broke tib/fib. Surgery with hdwr
11/23/2016- Cast off, 50% WB and boot for next 6 wks
12/21/2016- Started physio
01/25/2017- FWB with boot for 6 +wks
03/15/2017- Boot off! Walking and physio