Cycling After A Leg Injury



You're right, but I think sometimes people try and avoid seeing a doctor or going to the hospital because they are scared of what they might be told. If you are told by a specialist that you need to stop cycling for example, then you have to stop. If you don't go and see a specialist then even though you know yourself you should stop, you try and fool yourself into thinking everything is fine.
 
What do you think? Do I need to train some more (and for how long) on my house bike (or whatever it is called) :) first, before I set myself on the riding adventures, again?
Can you suggest anything else to make my leg stronger..?

I would appreciate any piece of advise :)

Thank you guys in advance :)

Maja ♥

I like your story a lot, not the part where you were disabled for 3 years, that's a long time. I'd hate to experience that. I would recommend that you just go for it, but take it easy because you don't know how much wear and tear will come to your leg just from hopping on for 10 minutes.

I would also recommend staying on a flat surface, and ride for 10 minutes at a time, take a break, check out your leg and see how it's feeling. It it's all good, then pick up the pace.

The pressure comes from when you peddle, and you can feel the pressure in your legs very easy per pedal. Let the gears handle much of the pressure, you just need to work on getting your legs mobility back into the tense movements.
 
Exactly, we need to respect the body and the recovery time or else we will just make our situation worse.
 
Exactly, we need to respect the body and the recovery time or else we will just make our situation worse.

Respect for our own body is something that a lot of us like to think we have as we'll all think that we're physically fit, but then when we're injured we're rushing our bodies in order to get back riding as soon as possible, so the respect as gone. rushing a recovery can be almost as bad as re-injuring that part of the body again, and if that happens we'll be out for twice as long as we would have been originally.

Fooling ourselves into thinking we are fine when we're clearly not, is the biggest lack of respect we can show our bodies in my opinion.
 
Don't let respecting your body resting, or not wanting to exceed limits turn into an excuse for inaction. Yes, you need to respect your limits when injured, but if you don't get moving you wont get better
 
Respect for our own body is something that a lot of us like to think we have as we'll all think that we're physically fit, but then when we're injured we're rushing our bodies in order to get back riding as soon as possible, so the respect as gone. rushing a recovery can be almost as bad as re-injuring that part of the body again, and if that happens we'll be out for twice as long as we would have been originally.

Fooling ourselves into thinking we are fine when we're clearly not, is the biggest lack of respect we can show our bodies in my opinion.

Many times we tend to rush injuries due to competition or because we just want to ride and we end up making even worse.
 
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As humans I think that its just part of our nature to be impatient, and especially if we are having to wait around for something that we love to do. when your dealing with an injury it can be a frustrating time, and the waiting for the day you get back to riding again is the equivalent of a child waiting for Christmas day!

The problem is though, a child can't make Christmas day come any quicker, us on the other hand have a tendency to rush our recovery as we know that will bring the day we can cycle again a lot sooner, but often it's to our on detriment.
 
Yeah, we need balance and above all we need to give the necessary time to heal because health always comes first.
 
Physical therapy is an important component to recovery. A physical therapist will help you push when you need to and stop you from pushing when you shouldn't.
 
That's right, with the right therapy we can improve faster and safer, if we do things on our own we can get into bigger trouble.
 
I had to see a physical therapist after my back surgeries and after my leg surgeries. A recumbent stationery cycle was used as part of the therapy.
 
Hey there! Sorry to hear about your surgeries, but it's great to hear that you found a recumbent stationary cycle helpful during your recovery. It's actually a common form of therapy for people with back or leg injuries because it provides a low-impact workout while taking the pressure off the affected areas. If you're interested in incorporating cycling into your rehab routine, it might be worth checking out some recumbent bikes or trikes designed for outdoor use. They offer a comfortable riding position and can be a great option for long-distance touring. Keep pedaling!
 

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