broken ankles

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  1. NVP

    NVP New Member

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    i was in a car wreck on sept.28 and i broke both of my ankles and crushed my whole right foot and i wont be able to put any weight on them for about 3- 4 more months... i was just wondering, do you think this will affect my bicycle riding a lot??
     
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  2. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    short answer : depends .
    I know a guy who fell off a roof and really wrecked his legs and feet - won a medal in the sydney paralympics on the track ( silver ) - and his legs were a really mess nowadays his biggest problem is having to have his shoes specially made .
    I had polio as a child and my foots a disaster almost solid at the ankle , leg not much better but most of the time it´s not stopped me cycling and when fit I´m not the slowest guy I know .

    rehab : do enough but don´t overdo it , a little everyday and listen to your body´s warnings , yes it hurts but if it starts to SUDDENLY hurt then stop and try again the next day .
    having just recoverd from a dislocated hip and then accute tendonitis of the troublesome ankle you have my sympathy - crutches are a bore .

    and remember " MAKE HASTE SLOWLY " good luck
     
  3. NVP

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    thanks for the reply, i think ill be alright but itll take some work! yea im sure crutches are a bore but im not that far along yet, ive still got about 3-4 months in a wheelchair so...
     
  4. el Ingles

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    If your house / flat has small doors , as my flat has , you can use a computerchair to be moved from room to room - 2 years ago i nursed my mother through a broken knecap ( 3 months in bed - too much like hard work ) an this was the only way to get her to the bathroom , livingroom etc .
    a wheel chair just not going between the the door pillars on the interior doors .
    You have my sympathy , bed rest is totally boring - it´s not to bad when your in constant pain but when that stops you get soooo bored because you can´t do anything for yourself that would fill the time and , of course you don´t sleep because your not getting tired - tv at 3am is habitually lousy . and those bloody chat shows and realty tv !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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