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Let It Heal



If you get an injury like a sprained ankle, take the time off the exercise to let it heal. Focus on eating right and resting. Return to your exercise regime once you are fully healed. Chances are if you do half exercises with an injury you are just going to prolong the healing process and it'll take

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so much longer to reach your goals. Take the time off relax and don't feel guilty about not working out. Just EAT RIGHT during those days off.

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  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
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    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • TRUE! - by KHALIA2
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  • I'm so glad to hear that, since I have been having problems with my ankle and sciatic nerve on my right leg. Every time I would try to do exercises, it would hurt worse. Been to chiropractor and my leg and feet feel much better, and I have started my walking exercises again-slowly but surely. Now I don't feel so bad. emoticon - by DOTTYDO
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  • True ~ and definitely a good reminder!
    Last week my Dr. had to remind me, that now that I am "of a certain age" taking the time to let my ankle fully heal is even more important. - by PYNETREE
    Goodness, yes. I thought I was being careful when I returned to exercise after a broken ankle, but my original level of exercise had been too high for several months of inactivity. When I returned to exercise, it was too much for my body, and I got a virus, followed by a urinary tract infection. The 'add on' illnesses cost me another two months of inactivity. - by VAINVT
  • Thanks for the reminder! Had some great momentum going, but sprained my ankle yesterday. I'll keep this in mind. emoticon - by KILLIANCOLLEEN
  • I ruptured a ligament in my left ankle almost 3 weeks ago. I have to stay off it for another week then I can slowly get back to exercising. This injury has made me very upset, due to I was running everyday and then this happened:( But thank you for reminding me the dangers of trying to get on it too soon. - by BRANDEE_ERELENE
  • I can so relate, dr told me yesterday I had a spranged ankle, I've been on crutch for over a week now and I have a ankle brace boot on now. It has felt so much better but I have a long ways to go. Dr even putting me in to do some therapy if insurance approves it. - by MEYLOSE
  • I think so. I currently have knee problems, and I am torn between healing and exercise...the PA seems to think that I just tweaked my knee...I am thinking it is a long time that it still hurts. I am planning to exercise tomorrow, when I have a few days off from case it gets worse. - by JO2TOM
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