In this video, I share about the care I’ve been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing at Laurel Highlands in 2020. The roll happened early in the race, before the first aid station, as I was running downhill. My left foot landed on the edge of a rock that I didn’t notice. I heard and felt the damage as I almost fell over. At the first aid station, I was checked over and continued the race at a much slower pace. My race ended at mile 56-ish, as I missed the cutoff time. I use Prevail Botanicals CBD salve, Epsom salt, and occasionally KT Tape support. When I was in the thick of the six month recovery, I used Sleeve Stars ankle support, which help me rebuild my ankle and trail running confidence (product links below).
At this point, I’ve been using Prevail Botanicals for a few years and it has been good to me. Maybe it could help you, as well. There is a CBD salve and oil tincture. The salve has helped my sore muscles feel better after races, and areas that hurt a little or are feeling tight (which usually means that it’s time to visit my chiropractor). The oil tincture helps me ease some stress, headaches and anxiety.
It’s been a few years since rolling my ankle and I’ve recovered very well. These products have played a big role in my injury recovery and prevention over the years. I will definitely continue to use them.
If you’d like to try any Prevail products to see how they might help you, use my code: SHANNON20
If you want to read more on what I have to say about Prevail, here’s my review
Links to the other products mentioned (not promoting, just showing people what I like)
KT Tape (will not stick after applying the salve. You have to wait for full absorption.)
With all that said, and there being so many ways to recover, what’s your go-to self-care or injury prevention routine? Share it with me and other readers in the comments.