Broken Ankle Recovery & Tips?

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Posted: Jul 7, 2019 at 7:40 Quote
I recently broken my ankle, two months ago now.
Is there anything that anyone has done to help recovery and the time it took to get back on the bike??
Any feed feedback would be appreciated, thanks!

Posted: Jul 7, 2019 at 12:37 Quote
Broke my Tibia last January while cartwheeling down a steep rock garden. I had extensive ligament damage as well. Needed surgery to repair which left me with two long screws , two plates, and some ligament bands. Spent about 3 months getting around on a knee scooter, and two months learning to walk again with it.

Posted: Jul 7, 2019 at 12:45 Quote
...I pretty much aggressively rehabbed it myself after going to a few rehab sessions. Stay off it until they tell you to start putting some weight on it. It was pretty defeating for a while, but then you will see it will get stronger. The three best things I think I did was: ..Eat healthy so you do not get fat. ...Ride your bike around the neighborhood as soon as you can. It felt so good on the ankle and really helped with stretching the foot and ankle out.

Posted: Jul 7, 2019 at 13:01 Quote
If you can, use an elliptical machine along with riding your bike. calve raises with just body weight. You have to make it stronger. All in all I was off from work 5 months. Started riding trails about 4 months after i broke it. I am happy with the end result from my end as well as the surgeons. If you have any qurstions or need some more advice, feel free to hit me up.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 at 8:13 Quote
Sorry to hear that dude!

Appreciate the feed back! I’ve been lucky enough not to have had that amount of damage.
A clean break, no damage to tendons and no surgery too. The physio is being dragged out though, can’t complain as it’s the UKs free healthcare!
I’m going to take on a lot of swimming and light cycling, need to be ready for a race at the end of August! Am I being too optimistic? I broke my ankle on the 11th May and the race is on the 23rd August...

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 at 12:02 Quote
if you got a clean break with no other damage, your golden.

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