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Old 08-03-09, 11:45 AM   #1
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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.

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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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Old 08-03-09, 12:16 PM   #2
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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?
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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?
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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Old 08-03-09, 01:14 PM   #4
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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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