I got a high ankle sprain bout a year ago and initially i rested it for about 6 months before i started playing on it a bit. Lately, I've been waking up in the morning, working out and returning to the gym at night to put up at least 500 shots a night. also when shooting around i haven't been jumping much ... and i haven't been playing games either .. just perfecting my shot. The tendinitis in my ankle is flaring up a bit but no where near the amount it used to, especially since i have been wearing an ankle brace tightly to reduce ankle movement. I know this will slow healing down even with the brace.
My question is, would u continue to play through the pain, or would you let it rest until you could play pain free? I'm thinking of working out in the morning, eating a lot and returning to the gym later in the afternoon at about 6 instead of shooting ... I know I have to avoid over training by sleeping more and eating more too. I'm running out of time as i am trying to continue playing.... would you play through the pain or just starting lifting as much as possible until the ankle heals some more? I mean if I continue i might have long term arthritis, and if i stop playing ball... my basketball days would be over considering it would be too late to get anywhere with ball..
your thoughts would be appreciated