Grade 2 ankle sprain, can I still deadlift?

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  1. The Mookster

    The Mookster Green Belt

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    4 days ago I suffered a grade 2 ankle sprain. I would like to know if I can still deadlift. I will be deadlifting with 355 for 4-6 reps, nothing too crazy. Will this affect my ankle healing at all? My injury was due to inversion and I doubt a deadlift will replicate that same kind of force and worsen it. However, the doctor told me no lower body stuff for 4-6 weeks... he was a primary care physician, not ortho or sports medicine so I am not 100% positive he is an expert. I already have an ankle wrap I can make pretty tight as to protect the ankle.

    Fellow lifters please give me advice, I've only been deadlifting for 3 months and I'm loving it and been making gains and dont want to stop, I am sure some of you can understand. Advice please??
     
  2. StupidityKills

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    You're going to trust someone on the internet over your doctor?
     
  3. ripskater

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    If ankle mobility is limited, it can affect the tracking of the knee. Don't squat or deadlift when your ankle is not working right. You could cause more problems by doing it. Go get physical therapy for your ankle. If you can't, be patient.
     
  4. mazuma

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    the only logical answer one can give you on the net is: if it hurts dont do it. And i mean if it hurts at any point from you bending down getting to deadlift position till top of the lift and back down, dont do it
     
  5. CarbonFistprint

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    Total BS.

    TS you do what you want, it's your body. If you want to deadlift, by all means, deadlift. How much does your doctor deadlift? Like, 135 maybe? He's not going to understand your lifting at all, and of course he's just going to tell you not to do anything, as if that's going to help. Inactivity will just make you weak.

    You came to the right place, man. The Strength and Conditioning and Medical Advice forum is here to help.
     
  6. ripskater

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    So ankle mobility means nothing in squatting and deadlifting as it pertains to health and alignment of the body?
     
  7. CarbonFistprint

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    Hey, you give medical advice, I give medical advice. Problem?
     
  8. ripskater

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    CF, you said my post about ankle mobility and knee tracking was BS. Why don't you explain why it is untrue?
     
  9. CarbonFistprint

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    Look at the OP.

    - "My injury was due to inversion and I doubt a deadlift will replicate that same kind of force and worsen it."

    - "the doctor told me no lower body stuff for 4-6 weeks... he was a primary care physician"

    - "I already have an ankle wrap I can make pretty tight as to protect the ankle."

    I don't see a problem with deadlifting, the same way the TS doesn't. He seems aware of his injury, the risks, and how to ameliorate them. Do you know his body better than he does?

    You, ripskater, have no way of offering more pertinent or practical advice that I do. You don't know more than I do about TS's injury or the treating doctor's diagnosis. You don't know why the Dr. made the recommendation to stay off the ankle -- if it's based on fact or just laziness (Sore ______? Just don't move your ______ for a month.)

    And you, ripskater, are the one who thinks this forum is a good place for medical advice. Some will be good, some not so good. Which one is it? Hard to tell. But as long as you want to engage in having this be Strength and Conditioning and Medical Advice, I'm willing to play too.
     
  10. ripskater

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    You're dodging my question.
     
  11. CarbonFistprint

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    Your question is irrelevant. You don't know the nature or extent of the TS's injuries. Your advice is bad, necessarily, because you give it without the proper knowledge to render it.
     
  12. DrBdan

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    The TS has three options:

    1) Take his doctor's advice.

    2) Get a second opinion.

    3) Proceed at his own risk.

    Any advice we can give is speculative at best which is why injury threads like this are forbidden.
     
  13. CarbonFistprint

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    I guess you've changed your mind since the tennis elbow thread. That's good.
     
  14. silvasurfer5253

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    Bro, don't even mess around. Take a few weeks off, and you'll be back stronger then ever. Otherwise, you'll start dropping weight, and this will turn into a permanently nagging injury. I had a similar wrist - bench issues. My weights dropped until I took a few weeks and just rehabbed. After a couple weeks, it was good as new.
     
  15. ripskater

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    You made my question relevant by calling my post BS. That's fine if you disagree. But I want to know why you think my advice is bad. Why should he not go to therapy? And why it is a bad thing of me telling him he should he not deadlift or squat on an ankle that is currently having mobility issues. I actually said something similar as his doctor. His doctor said not to deadlift. I explained why you might not want to deadlift with a bad ankle.
     
  16. CarbonFistprint

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    Your offer of advice is misplaced. Let's say it was the perfect advice: it's still bad, because it's mixed in with other shitty advice from every yokel who wants to see their opinion on the page. Your gem is lost in a sea of internet opinion.

    However, like I said, you don't know the TS, his doctor, or the extent or nature of his injury. So your advice pure sucks based on that.

    Now you're hoping to salvage something by asking if your advice would be good in other circumstances or something? Who cares? If you need validation so bad, then yes, under other circumstances, like if you knew the TS, his doctor, and the extent and nature of his injury, yes, your advice might be helpful. But you do not.

    That's why the rules for this subforum say "no injury threads"

    And frankly, if you can't understand or won't abide by the forum rules, why should anyone trust your advice? You're obviously either ignorant or willingly defiant, neither of which make for sound advice to follow, in general.

    Why not just abide by the forum rules? When someone posts a medical question, just tell them to ask their doctor and let that be the end of it. Or hey! Go post medical advice in a medical advice forum where it's appropriate, if you just can't contain yourself.
     
  17. silvasurfer5253

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  18. CarbonFistprint

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    Yeah it's on purpose. And the irony is that you're expressing your opinion on my post, not even the topic at hand. And learn to quote.
     
  19. DrBdan

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    You mean the one where I told the TS to rest his elbow? That was such controversial injury advice. It's the same advice I'd give the TS here except that he's already seen a doctor who has told him to rest his ankle.
     
  20. nephel

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    wow. that's an incredibly dangerous troll to make.

    TS should follow the forum guidelines and not ask for medical advice from random people on the internet. If you don't like your doctor's advice, get a second opinion from another doctor.
     

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