I originally posted over in Commuting right after the collision. Now I'm 12 weeks post injury of a broken tibia and beginning recovery. I had x-rays at week 10 and the doctor was confident in natural healing, i.e. no surgery, screws, etc. I get new x-rays at week 14 and hopefully the doc will give me clearance to begin putting weight on it. So far I've only been stretching my ankle/Achilles and knee. My Achilles is VERY tight. Of course I haven't touched my bike during this time.
About me: Almost 49 years old; 220 lbs; bicycle commuter and lite recreational rider.
I'm sure others have been where I am now. What was effective for you in helping to regain flexibility and strength? How long did it take before you could consider riding your bike? Any suggestions are appreciated. I understand that each case is individualized and that I should check with my doctor before beginning new exercises.
Thanks in advance.