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Should I take Ultram while training for running?
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Rob_runner posted:
I've been diagnosed with an LCL sprain and don't feel any pain while doing anything except running. There's no visible swelling or bruising. I'm a competitive runner and have a big race coming up and I'm seeing a new doc due to moving. After reading about ultram online, I'm not seeing many applications for sport injury or active recovery and I'm a little concerned about whether its right for me. I've been administered cortisone in the past for mild injuries in order to push through competition, and that's what I was rooting for this time, but this doc doesn't like to do that. Does anybody have any feedback as to whether this is ok take while training?
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annette030 responded:
I personally would avoid steroids like cortisone for any but the shortest time, a week or two a year maybe...

Do what the doctor orders, and/or get a second opinion.

I do not believe in running if that causes pain. Acute pain is your body telling you to rest and recover from your injury.

Take care, Annette


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