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POOK_70
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5/6/12 12:22 P

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I wasn't trying to scare you!!!!! I just want you to know that you shouldn't ignore your injuries, because they could be worse than they seem on the surface.
I'm glad you're going to the doctor!!!

If it's amazing, it won't be easy. If it's easy it won't be amazing. If it's worth it you won't give up. If you give up you're not worth it.

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5/5/12 9:33 A

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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!


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POOK_70
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5/4/12 7:20 P

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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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5/4/12 7:19 P

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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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5/4/12 7:15 P

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The only thing I can think of is elliptical ....I have an elliptical bike so I an use just arms to "pedal" ....


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Sorry about your ankle. I'm still nursing a foot injury from March and am not yet able to do everything. :-(

For your cardio, you should check out the SP Limited Mobility page:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19


Especially, check out the linked cardio exercises you'll see there. There is a seated cardio workout that is really a good one. I hope it works for you.

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RANDIBET1
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Hello fellow boot campers,

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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