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Twisted Ankle

Devon LadDevon Lad Posts: 75
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
Twisted my ankle quite badly 4 days ago playing rugby, although there is a lot of swelling I can walk on it. Was wondering if cycling was fine to do on a twisted ankle? It's pretty low weight bearing is it not? And besides the foot is not too swollen to fit in the cycling shoe so I'm pretty much out the door already :twisted: but was just wanting to make sure I'm not going to do any serious damage
Thanks in advance


  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Speak to a doctor if you're that worried

    IMHO - I wouldn't even think about until it's completely healed. Yes, cycling is a low impact sport, but that's mainly for your knees. Pedalling is continuous flexing & stretching of the ankle - do what you want but I would think you'd mess it up pretty badly by cycling.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,674
    I'd give it a couple of weeks and then use cycling as part of rehab along with short runs.

    I've torn ligaments in both ankles playing football and they both took AGES to fully heal.

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  • Thanks a lot. Hmmm yes maybe taking into account this advice it might be wise to stay off the bike for a while longer. Using cycling as part of a strengthening/rehab program will probably be the route I'll take. Thanks for the advice! :D
  • milesemilese Posts: 1,233
    I did my ankle playing football and made a similar post at the time.

    Personally, if it doesn't hurt go for it. A bad ankle will hurt at every opportunity so my (unprofessional) opinion is that if is not hurting then you cant be doing any damage, and the increased blood flow might do it some good.

    The worst part for me was the twisting involved in clipping out.
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