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Old 24.02.2019, 13:21
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Re: Runner's shtick

If the pain persists and the situation deteriorates, visit a physio. You may need a referral from a GP, but it should be covered under your health or accident insurance (depending on how and when the sprain was caused one or the other cover may kick in).

I strained my knee last year, and nine sessions of physio really assisted the recovery. So much so I managed two full marathons and the Zermatt Ultraks trail race.

If it is only a minor injury, rest alone should be sufficient, or moderate your pace for a week to allow recovery if you have to exercise. Taking ibruprofen after you work out may reduce swelling, but the medical evidence to support this is very mixed, and you are probably better off resting or reducing the intensity of your work out regime.
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