Stawell’s Ash Cowen hopes to avoid surgery for compartment syndrome
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
Ash Cowen wins his Stawell Gift race last year. He hopes to avoid surgery for compartment syndrome. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERSTAWELL athlete Ash Cowen is confident he can avoid surgery to fix a medical condition preventing him from running.
Cowen has been dealing with compartment syndrome for the past nine months, which has rendered him unable to exercise at anything more than walking pace without pain.
However, he is confident treatment from a Melbourne physiotherapist, who specialises in treating conditions such as compartment syndrome, will have him back training in little more than a month.
‘‘I’ve seen the physiotherapist two times and I’ll be going down to Melbourne every Monday for the next four weeks,’’ he said.
‘‘He reckons he has seen the problem a fair few times, which is reassuring.’’
Cowen said he looked forward to returning to the track but had ruled out trying to defend his 2014 Stawell Gift title.
‘‘The physiotherapist thinks I will be able to start slowly and get back into things after the treatment period has finished,’’ he said.
‘‘I won’t need to have surgery, which would have had a 12-month lay-off, as long as the treatment works.
‘‘The treatment is pretty painful but not any more so than what it was before.’’
Cowen said he was only able to jog about half a lap of a football oval before the pain in his legs came on.
‘‘In a few weeks I should be able to do a few laps before it starts hurting,’’ he said.
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