Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
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Man, I'm out of commision with aggravated tendonitis right now. Mowed the lawn Sunday, no problem, don't remember doing anything drastic to it. Woke up Monday, and couldn't even put any weight on it, so I went to the ER. It's been R.I.C.E.-ville ever since then, with a nice unpaid vacation.
About 4 years ago I waited tables when my ankle was hurting a little, the next day it my entire ankle was devastated-I couldn't put any weight on it for 6 weeks. It's never been %100 since. So what I've done now is aggravate a pre-existing condition.
A couple tips:
Wear ankle support, especially when you know you won't be walking on level ground. I made the stupid mistake of mowing the lawn in sandals. It might make you feel feeble, but once you tear it up, you've got to baby it.
As far as cycling goes, I have found that cycling shoes and clipless pedals aggravate tendonitis far less than toeclips and platforms, sorry Grant. Needless to say, wear some ankle support on the weak one for longer rides, or if you're climbing a bunch.
Stretch when you get up in the morning, maybe do some sun salutations if you're into yoga.
Listen to your body very closely.
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