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  1. dads2vette

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    I injured my ankle a while ago(monthish) and that made walking around near impossible. I had injured the opposite ankle about 5 or 6 years ago and that one still hurts sometimes. The last couple of days I've been taking some short hikes. One yesterday and two today. Only about a quarter mile but it was over rough terrain...and very cautiously.

    Hopefully, I can keep my ankle in good shape. I'll be increasing my distances a little every day to prepare for next years Yellowstone trip.

    Thanks to @GGTBod for the inspiration.

    dave
     
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    Better baby that thing for awhile... keep it wrapped when you need to move on it. Good camping and trekking weather will be here before you know it!

    You ever been to Glacier Park? If not, I highly suggest it. Yellowstone is nice and a good place to see lots of critters, but Glacier has all the looks.
     
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    Cheers Dave, little bits everyday mate, that's my motto now :D good luck with your recovery
     
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    Good deal! Do what you can when you can. I had plantar fasciitis several years ago.. took 3 years to feel stable, but I started with short neighborhood walks. Nowadays I do 2 miles routinely, so yes, start little, listen to your body and increase in small increments. You should talk to @MommaJ for Yellowstone advice, as she just got back from that trip recently :)

    :40::40:
     
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    Yep, take it slow. If you reinjury it, it will take twice as long to get over. But at least ya got out some lad. joe
     
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    WTG. Slow and steady progress will let it heal properly.
     
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    I hope you getter soon so you can get some miles under your boots!
     
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    Get well soon amigo
     
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    Yeah, slow and steady. I didn't do that with the other ankle...see you can teach an old dog new tricks.

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.
    dave
     
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    Good luck on your recovery. I know what you are going thru. I tore up both ankles playing basketball when I was a young man. Several times. I'm a big guy with skinny, weak ankles and it's always been a handicap for me. For me what worked was to limit movement of the joints. I did this by putting on an ACE bandage for a month or so until it healed, and then wearing high top boots. I still wear high top boots any time I'm hiking or working, and they have saved my ankles many times. I'll step a bit wrong, the ankle will turn, but the boot keeps it from going too far and getting damaged again. I wish I had worn high top basketball shoes, but I was too dumb at that time.
     
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    That's the way mate, you are only competing with yourself from yesterday, at the start of this mad old fightback i am on after 5 minutes of yoga focused on my back i was in a pool of sweat on the floor, I do an hour now of full body ashanti yoga now and i'm only sweating heavily if it is red hot in my house, still in loads of pain but no more than i was when i was telling myself i couldn't do it and was trying to minimise my movement in the belief i was minimising my suffering.

    Little bits everyday :cool: i went surfing today, i think i'm in shock:dblthumb:
     
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    Don't know what you did with your's but the other half used to twist ankles several times a year. Bought a pair of barefoot shoes and started walking in the woods with them (and everywhere else). No more twisted ankles.
     
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    Nice you were able to get out. Take it slow and use a good stick.
     
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    You might want to look into:

    1. Bone Broth Soup.

    2. Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and Bone Formula.
    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Tissue-Formula-Dr-Christopher/dp/B000TUZQK0/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1534125942&sr=8-3&keywords=complete%2Btissue%2Band%2Bbone%2Bformula%2Bdr.%2Bchristopher&th=1

    3. Bromelain (pineapple enzyme).

    4. Vitamin C. A good, absorbable form.

    5. Vitamin D3 and K2.

    You have to give your body the raw materials it needs to heal itself. You probably won't get enough of them through diet alone. Along with what you are already doing, a year with the nutrition you need should get you in shape for your trip.

    Good Luck!

     
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    The left(5 or six years ago) was when I stepped heavily off a porch onto uneven ground. This was walking down a slight grade on my property. It is extraordinarily rocky and I was really thinking about where to put my foot next. I believe on this step I was shifting my AR and forgot to check where my foot was coming down and it caught a rock at a very steep outward angle.

    dave
     
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