need some motivation! (coming back from broken fibula)
I broke my fibula and tore tendons down by ankle 11 weeks ago. I get a season pass every year and already had my traditional thanksgiving trip already booked with family. It will be 12 weeks to the day on the first day of riding. Some of my friends who have broke it same spot said I should be fine just will be a little tender etc. Others are saying it will be a waste of time and money to even go. I've heard of pro atheletes (obviously they are getting paid big bucks) within 6-8 weeks. I'm just worried and stressed that i'm only going to be able to ride a couple hours a day and will just get depressed sitting in my room dreaming about flying down the mountain like the glory days. It feels strong some days but still have aches and throbbing. I'm getting an ankle brace and prob wrap it really good.
Just hoping someone else has done what I've done and can inform me on what to expect and how soon before they were 100%...Riding is my life and all I look forward to for 4 months out of the year.
Well how does it feel in everyday activity? If you're going about your day without it hindering you, I'd say you're good to go, just take it easy on the hill.
Edit: I damaged some tendons last year in my ankle, but I was able to hop back on my board within a month(albeit still in a bit of pain). I probly should've stayed off my board, but like you, I just HAD to keep riding.
doctors have released me to do anything but to use pain as a measure...if it hurts don't do it. I've been doing my indo board and elliptical and stair stepper at gym to rehab it. the pain comes and goes. when i've walked on it all day it will throb and ache and I'll ice it and feels great again. I can slightly jog but haven't tried long distances or anything. I'm just worried I'm going to get up there and do a couple runs and have to call it a day. guess i can just get smashed at happy hour...
Chuck your boots on and strap into your board and press around your living room/couch/kitchen/bathroom and try stress out your ankle to see how it feels perhaps?
I think getting range of motion back and listening to the doc's advice "use pain as a measure" as being a pretty good idea.
Try working on getting all the 'helper' muscles that work to balance that leg strong again. They're maybe just getting sore from not being used for a while.
I ruptured my Achilles tendon 6 months ago and been working super hard to get it back to 100% for riding and have spent plenty of time thinking bout rehab... and trying not to get depressed about the idea of maybe not being able to shred