Thank you guys so much for the input. The sitting cardio is good, SP thinks of everything. I did not even know they had exercises for limited mobility. @ pook-70 that is awful, you scared me. Going to the doctors today. Thank again!
You really shouldn't wait to go to the doctor. 13 years ago I thought I sprained my ankle too. I could put weight on it but it was swollen and bruised a little. I did go to the doctor and they thought it was sprained too, so I was in a compression brace for 2 weeks. After that my ankle never really felt right. I was in pain every day - not a lot, just a dull ache - which I eventually became accustomed to and was able to ignore, but it was enough that I changed the way I walked.
Fast forward to last year when the bone hurt to touch and the swelling was so bad my ankle looked like a grapefruit. Turns out it wasn't a sprain all those years ago, it was a dislocated tendon. After so many years of not taking care of it, the tendon rubbing on the bone created a tear, which unrolled the tendon, which then "ribboned" which basically means it shredded. I just had surgery in January to remove decayed tendon, which required a cadaver tendon graft, i had to have muscle scraped off the tendon that had descended into the wrong place, and I had to have a ligament tightened.
SO....lay off the cardio until you get it checked out, and get it checked out as quickly as possible! If i had it to do all over again, I would never have waited so long to do the follow-up checking! Just my two cents... it probably is just a sprain but you never know and it's better to be safe than sorry!
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And dial those calories down while you are limited on exercise. That is what I did when I broke my toe and spark managed to at least keep me loosing, even if it was much slower.
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I need help. I sprained my ankle coaching soccer practice last night. Actually, my husband thinks its broken but I can still put weight on it so I have been stubborn about not going to the doctors. I am going wait until Monday to see if feels better, if it is still bad, then I will get it ck'ed out. But in the meantime, I still want to exercise. I can easily substitute strength exercises for ones that will not put pressure on my leg but I am having trouble finding ways to complete cardio activities. Any ideas? I am already frustrated with this whole weight lose thing and I desperately do not want this injury to set me back even more. Please post idea if you have any. Thanks.
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