ROLLED ANKLE

malvandy
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ROLLED ANKLE

Postby malvandy » 9 Sep 2017, 8:22pm

Did it a week ago, very painful & swollen at first. It has improved a lot with swelling almost gone now, however it is still a bit tender when walking at a brisk pace for a short while. What I want to know is , can I jump onto the bike for a spin. Feel I am loosing a lot of my fitness, or could it be more damaging . I was hoping that keeping of any stiff climbs might be ok.

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531colin
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Re: ROLLED ANKLE

Postby 531colin » 9 Sep 2017, 8:28pm

Try it for 20 minutes.

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: ROLLED ANKLE

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Sep 2017, 8:56pm

Hi,
If you can walk on it then cycling will do no harm but limit standing out of saddle.
Having suffered unstable ankles all my life, I do physiotherapy every day, which basically is standing on one leg.



Plenty of rehabilitation exercises out there.
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Redvee
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Re: ROLLED ANKLE

Postby Redvee » 9 Sep 2017, 10:45pm

I rolled/strained my ankle on the way back from Santander on the ferry and walking was painful but cycling was fine. I injured my right ankle and I unclip with my right foot so use my left to put initial pressure on the pedals with my left so didn't suffer that much pain. The doctor wasn't too impressed when I saw him a few days after injuring it and told him I was fine cycling.

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Re: ROLLED ANKLE

Postby softlips » 10 Sep 2017, 8:32am

Use it, just take it steady for a week or too.

I'm extreamly flat footed and used to go over on my ankles several times a year. The local hospital used to put me in plaster for a month every time. This went on for years and used to happen more and more.

Then when it happened when I was manager of the operating theatres at a private hospital. One of the surgeons was internationally known for treating athletes especially world class footballers. When he saw the plaster, he immediately said get that off and ordered regular ice, physio and told me to use it as much as possible. Once recovered orthotic insoles have meant I've only done it two or three times in the last 20 years!