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Old 03-17-05, 09:01 PM   #1
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toe fracture

Last night I hit my pinky toe on the dinning room table leg I put ice on it and noticed that is was at 10:00 I was not in pain so after waking up it was still at 10:00! I went to the emergency room...three hours and an xray later revealed that I had fractured my pinky toe! If this has happened to any other cyclists please tell me how it went and how long before you resummed your passion to ride your bike ?
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June 7, 1997: In a mad dash around the apartment getting ready for work, I hit my left toes on a drafting table. The pain was dizzying. However, I stuffed my foot into a pair of shoes with a fairly stiff sole and hobbled to work. I was in pain all day.

That evening, however, I headed out on a ride. After all, my cycling shoes have stiff soles and I figured the sole would support my toe. It did. And since I don't pedal with my toes anyway, my foot didn't feel too bad.

I was riding with a friend, and all was going well until, through one section I was riding behind him, and he stopped suddenly. I ran right into his wheel. Normally, as I fell to the side, I would have put my foot down to stop the fall. This time, however, I didn't put my foot down because my brain sent out an urgent message to my body that if I did, I would be in horrible pain (because of the toe). For some unknown reason, I didn't even let go of the handlebars. I went down right on my left rib cage.

When I went to the Dr., we discovered that I cracked my left ribs, had cracked my toe in my left foot in the morning ... and then because I hesitated over the answer to the question, "when was your last tetanus shot", he gave me a shot in my left arm rendering it useless.

I was sick with the pain the next day and couldn't ride, but the day after I was back on the bicycle again.
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Just have the pinky toe removed. It's useless anyway. Less hassle.
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Last summer I was getting ready for work and managed to kick the end of our short kitchen wall. Inside it is a steel support post. Ouch.

I did in my "ring" toe on my right foot. I don't know for sure that I broke it, but it turned an impressive shade of purple and was quite swollen. I just stuck a bandage around it and wore sandles for the next week or two. It hurt way more standing than it did riding. Actually, I rode to work that morning.
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Just have the pinky toe removed. It's useless anyway. Less hassle.

Just lop off those excess body parts eh slvoid?
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I wish I could help, I really do.
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Just lop off those excess body parts eh slvoid?
Listen, y'all be glad you listened to my advice and saved those 100-150 grams the first time you hit a tough hill.
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Just have the pinky toe removed. It's useless anyway. Less hassle.
Plus you'll save a gram or two in weight - what a deal!
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With stiff soled shoes, you should be fine to ride. So long as you aren't in pain from pedaling, no reason not to ride.

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