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Old 08-20-2013, 04:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have just had an ankle fusion on my Left ankle. After braking it on a Motocross bike, it never was the same as there was no cartilage in the joint and it would swell and stiffen up after just walking a few hundred meters.

So now my ankle wont move, so my question is how will I go back on the snowboard. Its my left ankle and I ride goofy so it will be my rear ankle while boarding.

Has anyone got a fused ankle and snowboarded before? I have seen a few people that have skiied after and can still do that, but I have never skiied and dont really want to due to it looking gay. HAHA

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Old 08-20-2013, 05:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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never had a fused ankle but i broke my ankle while playing high school football my senior year and never went to a doctor in order to continue playing (something i regret now) but am still able to board. Im pretty sure the ankle never fully healed or healed wrong because i still get shooting pains if i move it certain ways. I don't get excruciating pains or anything but at times it is noticeable. With that said, if I'm able to board with a broken ankle I'd imagine you'll be able to ... welcome to the forum by the way

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I snapped my achilles on my front ankle two seasons ago, and my mobility was very limited at the start of last year. I think you'll be fine, you'll just have to make some adjustments to your body motion, ie using your thigh angle to create leverage at your foot. I don't know how much you know about mechanical leverage, but understanding a bit of it might help you visualize what you'll need to do. Or else, just hop out there and let your body figure it out!
Either way, don't give up just cuz of an injury, keep at it and you'll be fine!
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