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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-06-08, 10:14 PM   #1
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Finally found out what was causing my foot pain.

Its broken! Its got a 4cm by 3cm by 2cm chunk that finally broken off from a stress fracture. I have to wear a cast boot to keep it from moving and hurting like hell.

I can still bike. Seems to help with the weight loss and doesn't hurt the foot. Only hurts when I put pressure on the arch, like standing or walking. But the ast boot helps and keeps the weigth off of it. Do said I can keep on biking as long as I ride on less hills and more flats and keep the miles/time to around an hour.

Heres a pic of the bike, me and the cast.

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Old 09-06-08, 10:30 PM   #2
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Wow, get well soon. Get some bigger fenders, too.
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Bummer on the broken foot, get well soon.

Just let the foot tell you if it wants to ride or not. It's better to have some off saddle time and let it heal up than prolong the healing process. That being said, it's gotta look cool cruising down the road in the boot
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wow. What part of your foot, "fell off?"
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How did you fracture your foot?
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Do the right thing, Jerry -- by not laying off high-impact activities when I needed to, I had a metatarsal stress fracture turn into a non-union fracture (which is doctorspeak for "it just don't heal"). It's a permanent injury and you don't want that.
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How did you fracture your foot?
I work in a correctional kitchen with concrete floors. Long hours and being a Clyde made a stress fracture on the top of my foot near the ankle. Plus, as the MRI and Xray showed, my foot has went through hell. If I banged, stubbed, or twisted a foot, it was the left one. I have alot of scar tissue and a few small tears in tendons in my left foot as well.

About a year ago, I was sent to a foot doctor. He gave me a script for insloes to be custom made for me. They helped out a bunch. No more back pain or foot pain for the most part. I only had foot pain when I worked OT, from being on my feet for 16 hours on concrete floors. I didn't work alot of OT, due to me being on midnights. And I didn't work that hard since it was an easy meal to prep, serve, and cleanup. But when I went back to dayshift in June, I had two to three OT shifts a week and the pace is faster and the work harder, but I sleep like a normal person and had a better family life. I was also back to working out twice a week as well as starting to bike. Well during one workout I was doing standing calve raises and I felt something move in my left foot. I had to take three days off work due to the pain and swelling. After that, everything was fine, except for a small amount of pain when I was on the foot too long. The pain started to get worste and lasted longer. At times, it was so bad I felt like crying, then something in my foot would move again and everything was bad to normal.

My doctor's PA is a trialthete and sports med speicialist (still continuing his ed), so he talked him into allowing me bike as long as I take it easy and not "attack" hills.

I see a specialist at Barnes in St Louis in a couple of weeks. I'll know then if they are going to go in and remove the "chunk", try to screw it back on to the foot, or just hard cast it till it heals.

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Do the right thing, Jerry -- by not laying off high-impact activities when I needed to, I had a metatarsal stress fracture turn into a non-union fracture (which is doctorspeak for "it just don't heal"). It's a permanent injury and you don't want that.

You bet!

I'm going to kick up the diet and get back to working out with weights, mostly upper body stuff. I have access to a hand crank, for an upper body aerobic workout. Think I'm going to be borrowing it to keep my pulse down and my lungs in shape. But just being off work for six to eight weeks and not dealing with the stress from inmates and admin and sleeping eight to ten hours a day will be a "healing" as well.

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I work in a correctional kitchen with concrete floors. Long hours and being a Clyde made a stress fracture on the top of my foot near the ankle. Plus, as the MRI and Xray showed, my foot has went through hell. If I banged, stubbed, or twisted a foot, it was the left one. I have alot of scar tissue and a few small tears in tendons in my left foot as well.

About a year ago, I was sent to a foot doctor. He gave me a script for insloes to be custom made for me. They helped out a bunch. No more back pain or foot pain for the most part. I only had foot pain when I worked OT, from being on my feet for 16 hours on concrete floors. I didn't work alot of OT, due to me being on midnights. And I didn't work that hard since it was an easy meal to prep, serve, and cleanup. But when I went back to dayshift in June, I had two to three OT shifts a week and the pace is faster and the work harder, but I sleep like a normal person and had a better family life. I was also back to working out twice a week as well as starting to bike. Well during one workout I was doing standing calve raises and I felt something move in my left foot. I had to take three days off work due to the pain and swelling. After that, everything was fine, except for a small amount of pain when I was on the foot too long. The pain started to get worste and lasted longer. At times, it was so bad I felt like crying, then something in my foot would move again and everything was bad to normal.

My doctor's PA is a trialthete and sports med speicialist (still continuing his ed), so he talked him into allowing me bike as long as I take it easy and not "attack" hills.

I see a specialist at Barnes in St Louis in a couple of weeks. I'll know then if they are going to go in and remove the "chunk", try to screw it back on to the foot, or just hard cast it till it heals.

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I suspect that the specialist is an Orthopaedic surgeon, they will try to set it, if they can get it to set without surgery, they will hard cast it, and tell you to stay off it for 3 weeks. If they can't they will go in surgically and try to put things back together with plates and screws, then they will hard cast it, and tell you to stay off it for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks they will remove the cast and staples/stitches, Xray to see how things are, put another hard cast on it, and tell you to stay off it and come back in a week or two. They will then Xray again and switch to a removable cast. You can walk on it, but no standing for long periods of time. The doctor may recommend physical therapy at that point, to get flex back in the joints. Expect to be off work for 3-4 weeks, and then on modified or light duties for another 3-4 weeks. Whatever, don't be a hero, listen to your doctor, they have seen this kind of thing before, and know how long things take to heal.
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I have about six weeks of time built up, maybe seven before its all done. That's going to suck, sitting around thinking about new bikes and I can't even ride for four weeks. I'm thinking I'm goign to be needing a project to get me through this. Maybe adding an Xtracycle kit to my Nomad or just buying a Muno and making a kids seat and hard side bags for it. I'm thinking that an older set of hardside motorcycle bags I have would fit with the right hardware.

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