I am looking for others that have experienced or delt with joint pain..! help guys!!
Just getting back into riding when I previously would do 250kms every weekend during the summers and about 1.5 hrs daily on rollers during the winter months...
I only had clipless on my road bike, but recently had SPD pedals on my fixed gear and my other "random-task" bike installed. I had clips/straps on these bikes before.
When I started clipless on my road, I would occasionally suffer a "sprained ankle" like symptom after unclipping. Usually these symptoms like outside ankle soreness/weakness would start the morning after a ride (around 20 hrs).
This time, the morning after included a seriously swollen ankle, and the day after that the pain got worse. The 3rd day in, the pain was unbearable and the swelling was mainly concentrated around the ankle joint. I saw a dr, and took x-rays and blood work. Bloodwork was to check for markers indicating high uric acid (gout) and what the white blood cells are doing (ratio to red).
Xrays didn't show anything broken or fractured, but something burst and there is excess fluid in my ankle. The blood showed high inflammatory levels.
Dr. rx'd some inflammatories and they seem to be ok, the pain has receeded, but the swelling and soreness is still around.
I have had inflammation in my feet before, (in retrospect, could also be flatfoot+cycling+unsupportive shoe related - have since had custom orthopaedics made, been comfy since)
Has anyone else had ankle issues or fluid escaping a joint? I have googled this up, and its mainly RICE and wait it out...
I am now on the 5th day in, and can walk/swelling has gone down a lot around the ankle but now is somewhat around the forefoot area.. I suppose its that fluid making its way around the foot.
I could unclip better?? locking up the knee and using more of my hip to unclip focusing on keeping the foot aligned with the knee and turning the entire leg.. currently i sorta dangle and push my ankle outwards.. but has anyone else experienced any of these issues?