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Injured foot. Can't run. Help!

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IrianofWay Fri 26-Jun-15 14:22:42

I've been depressed on and off for years. Am currently back on cit but only 10mg. I always try to keep the dose as low as possible. I run a lot - it's my drug-free medication. When I am running I am happy and relaxed - and the more I run the longer my moods stays up between runs. Two weeks ago I damaged my foot - I have been good and done all the right things to let it heal. Because I thought it was short-term I was OK. Last night I tried a short run - when walking there was NO pain. First step at a run and it felt like someone had stuck a knife in my foot. It's going to be months and I can feel the anxiety building up. I am lost. Not sure why I am posting as there isn't anything to be done but waiting. I can't tell my H just how bad it feels - he doesn't understand.

MelanieCheeks Fri 26-Jun-15 14:24:00

Oh dear, sorry to hear about your foot! Would you be able to cycle at all?

IrianofWay Fri 26-Jun-15 14:31:00

I have thought about it. I could borrow DD's bike (once it had a new inner-tube). But I confess I am terrified of cycling especially on the roads. However will need to think about it as an option.

emummy Fri 26-Jun-15 14:33:15

Cycling would be good; if you don't like roads are there any cycle ways or parks you could get to? Also swimming could be an alternative. I hurt my foot a few weeks ago and cycled for a few days. Luckily with rest and ibuprofen it settled down quickly. Good luck op

SonjasSister Sat 27-Jun-15 21:35:53

Get yourself to a physio if you can to make sure you're doing everything right.

And do.you have access to a gym? I can't really run any more (tendons & old age!) but I find cross trainers ok. And my favourite is to walk very briskly uphill on the treadmill - though best to pick a quiet time as you'll probably want to go for longer than the 'polite' 15 mins, I know I do.

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