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Old 08-04-07, 03:22 PM   #1
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Update from a new clyde

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I've been a member of the forums for a few weeks now and was making progress with my cycling, until last week. I was playing basketball last Wednesday when I went up for a rebound, and my right foot came down on my friends foot. I figured my ankle was going to roll but my knee decided to take the brunt of the landing. I fell down and looked at my knee to find it was dislocated. It's back in place and I don't need surgery, but my knee looks twice the size of my healthy one. I can't ride a bike for at least a month . It really sucks because I do everything on my bike: commute to work, school, store, etc. Hopefully it gets better soon and I can get back on my bike!
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Old 08-04-07, 03:45 PM   #2
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Ouch! Well, heal up then and remember, we're still here and you can post whether you're riding or not!
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Old 08-04-07, 04:04 PM   #3
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Good news is, you don't need surgery. I am recovering from knee surgery and have been down for 3 months. Just finished physical therapy yesterday and hope to be released by the doc on the 15th to return to full activity. Just take it slow and once the swelling goes down, start slow and easy. Try to watch the amount of ibuprofen you take as it can reduce the healing process. The body uses the swelling to heal itself and some studies have shown that using ibuprofen in the early days of an injury will slow that process. If you need pain relief, take some Tylenol instead as just works on the pain and does not counter act the benefits of swelling. Tylenol is less likely to cause stomach issues as well.
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Old 08-04-07, 05:19 PM   #4
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Eh! That sucks. One of the reasons I stopped playing recreational basketball was because I broke my ankle one evening. I had to work for a few months on a broken ankle because I didn't have health insurance.
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Old 08-05-07, 04:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm trying not to take too many drugs and let my body do its thing. I start physical therapy in two weeks, and I'm not really looking forward to that. All for the best though! Thanks for the advice, I want to try to do everything possible to get back on the bike .
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