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    Can riding a bike give you a sprained ankle

    I was riding last Tuesday and when I got home, I could barely walk. It feels like I rolled my right ankle. I can't remember rolling on the side of my ankle in the last while. So, will bike riding cause this?

    Also, I have been trying new stretches to try and cure my PF on my right foot. and I was flexing my foot back and forth, flexing the foot at a 90 degree angle and then stretching so it is almost flat. when I was stretch this it felt a bit a stretching pain when I stretched the foot so it is almost flat.

    Any thoughts?

    Also, if the ankle is sprained, do I need to stop riding?

    I haven't ridden since Tuesday, but, I am wanting to get back on the bike.

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    By ankle "sprain" and "rolling on the side", do you mean you have pain on the side of your ankle behind the bony protrusion of the bone?
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    By ankle "sprain" and "rolling on the side", do you mean you have pain on the side of your ankle behind the bony protrusion of the bone?
    Underneath the bony protusion. I hurts after I have been walking on it. Also, it get swollen a bit under the protusion. The pain / soreness is underneath the protusion.

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    check your saddle height and pedaling technique. I had the same problem intermittently, until I started making sure I wasn't overreaching with my foot to try to favor an IT band injury. If you have PF, I can imagine the same thing happening to you.

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    It happened while riding my mt bike for 2 days while I was waiting for a new wheelset for my road bike. So, I'll look at the seat height and potentially look at the stem length to shorten it.

    Thanks again. I thought that perhaps the PF could have caused it, but not the case.

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    PF may have contributed by making you alter your stroke. Also think about budging your cleats (if any) back a bit. If you do this, you may want to drop a couple mm off your saddle to compensate for that, too.

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