Here is some feedback from a runner with the ankle pain.
“I'm great... I've been back runnning for about 7 weeks...
“When you told me to start back , you will probably remember I still had the throbbing scenario - after that the ankle was giving me pain in the first few weeks of running. I've crept up slowly in kms and have had to go at a slower pace than I want ... but it's now not throbbing at all and only the very rare day do I feel familiar scary pains here and there.in the ankle... if that happens I get as much rest before the next session or swap sessions around.
So to answer your question yes your intervention did work for me, I was going backwards for many months (9 in total ) with the rehab exercises which I reckon were aggravating it more.
Before I ate healthily but now am using protein (just after a session which I never did before), calcium, minerals and flax will keep going and will keep the joint powder going for a good while yet.
Yes looked at the blog, and that is a great article, I hope it helps others make the right decision, all you need is a perceptive experienced advisor.You are the only person that I saw that wanted the entire background to my running habits and history.... and thank you ! “
Gary Moller comments:
This very fit woman has made a remarkable return to running training. What she shows is the value of looking at the total person, including her health and exercise history, training programme, diet, physique and biomechanics - and let's not underplay the role of her determination to get back into running!
When attempting to understand how such injuries develop in the first place, it is essential to understand the constant balancing act that is going on inside the body between anabolism and catabolism. If an athlete is in a state of chronic catabolism, there is no way that any kind of medical treatment is going to "cure" her.
Although this dedicated runner has made a quick and remarkable recovery, healing and repair should be regarded as a slow and gradual process, taking several months, if not years to fully run their course. Too much therapy is on the basis of a 1/2 dozen visits and, if there is no cure, then more drastic action is recommended like surgery, or cortisone. Of course, these don't work and can leave the athlete with much worse problems over the longterm.
Central to modifying her training and diet and her doing some special exercises, is the moto "Body, heal thyself". This is a phrase all health professionals should constantly mutter away to themselves as a constant reminder that they never heal or cure - it is the patient's body that does that!
If you have a chronic injury or illness that you are getting nowhere with fast, and if you are in Wellington, I run a private clinic in the central city. Get hold of me to arrange a consultation - I really do enjoy the challenge of working with people like you!