Hi! I hope everyone's skating is going well.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma at the moment.
I strained a ligament in my right ankle falling on a sit spin, so I was off the ice for a little while. Ive been skating around 3 times a week now for about 30–45 minutes each time before getting off and icing it.
I've been to the doctor and have been seeing a physiotherapist that actually works in the rink (haha don't worry, I'm not looking for medical advice!). My physiotherapist has told me that it's okay for me to go back and skate for up to 45 minutes at a time before icing it. I've been doing heel raises on one foot and I've been moving it around a lot. I've been exercising my ankle regularly.
Skating doesn't really make my ankle worse, but it can be a bit stiff and cramps for the first fifteen minutes, then afterwards there's some slight pain which is there all the time.
I have my first lesson in 6 weeks scheduled for Tuesday and I'm starting to stress a little bit. The ankle still hurts a little bit even when I'm not skating, and I'm worried that having a lesson and continuing to skate will make it worse.
My physiotherapist had given me the go ahead to start lessons again as long as I don't jump and am very careful.
Even though she has said it's okay, I'm a little worried. It's the ligament at the front of my ankle and I really don't want to make it worse. On the other hand, I've been skating a little and have turned out fine. I can do one legged heel raises
Does it sound like I'm rushing it a bit? It's killing me to be away and I really want to go back, but the ankle hurts a little so I'm just worried.
Any experiences or tips would help. I know you guys aren't doctors though, but I'm sure that some of you have some experience from these types of situations.