That guy from the Chi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Bikes: 88 Trek 800 - gone to new cheeks; '14 Trek 1.2 - aka The X1 Advanced; '13 Trek 3500 Disc
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Bad sprain - precautions to riding again?
So I've been silent for a little bit, just busy with life, but did become a full-time commuter back in June and rode 99% of the winter here in Chicago. Except for the last 2 weeks, because I ganked my ankle really bad on a run 2 weeks ago. So bad that I was in a robo-boot for a week and on crutches. I am now just in a brace, the ankle is healing really well (physical therapists are impressed) and I am itching to ride again.
Has anyone had a high ankle sprain and got back into the saddle? I plan on not clipping in currently and wearing my boots with a brace (been in boots all winter), but anyone have any suggestions? This is a MTB with a suspension fork, and I don't go off road with it, and won't with the ankle.
I talked it over with the therapists and they both said I am OK to ride this weekend provided I take my time and do not fall. I am blessed to be borrowing a friend's car that is out of the country on business but they will be back Sunday and need the car, so either my wife and I need to juggle kids and a car, or I need to ride again. I am hoping to ride at least to and from work since it is only a 20 minute ride.