Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sprained ankle

I thought I sprained my ankle back on March 8th at the Granite State snowshoe championships.  I caught my foot in a pothole on the course with a little over a mile to go.  It hurt a lot but I completed the race.  The ankle was terrible for a couple of days but I felt it was manageable so I raced at New Bedford last weekend.  After NB is was very sore and by mid-week I decided it best to get it checked.  I'd been doing the right stuff for it, ice, taping, ultrasound, etc. but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

I was very surprised when my podiatrist thought I may have torn my Tibialis Anterior tendon.  I got in the boot right away and haven't run since.  On Friday I went in for an MRI and I'm hoping to have the results on Monday.  This one really took me by surprise, now I'm just hopeful that it isn't as bad as it appear on first inspection.
On to the bike...


4 comments:

Greg said...

Oh no man! Sorry to hear that. The silver lining is that it's almost eliptigo season! Rest up and speedy recovery.

double-d Mountain runner said...

Thanks Greg, hoping the MRI will bring better news.

Howard Kurtz said...

Kudos to you for finishing your race, even though you sprained your ankle midway. I guess it's really mind over body then? I can only imagine how painful it was after you finished the race, when the adrenaline was all drained out. Hopefully, no ligaments were torn and the results showed good news. Just make sure to be more careful next time! :)

Howard Kurtz @ Kurtz & Blum

Jacqueline Hodges said...

It seems like nothing could stop you from joining the race! And you’re lucky that you still managed to stay in the race up to the end. Although, I think it wasn't advisable to put too much pressure on your ankles while they’re still suffering from some injury. It might cause further complications later on. Anyway, take care!

Jacqueline Hodges @ Dr. Koziol