Serious ankle injury

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Sep 30, 2014 3:49am
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10 years ago I injured my ankle and had 4 operations to repair it. I am now over weight and am having a hard time loosing the weight. I'm having a difficult time doing most cardiovascular exercises because bending my ankle forward is quite painful and weight barring can be as well. I'm looking for some helpful tips to help work out without fearing the pain.

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Cycling is a good cardio workout, and it's low-impact. Have you tried wearing an ankle brace?
Sep 30, 2014 4:03am
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Swimming , nothing like swimming for an hour. Safe on your ankles and once you drop wait you slowly include cycling which may help to heal your ankle.

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Sep 30, 2014 4:09am
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I wear an ankle brace every day. Especially now because I've recently decided to walk to work rather than drive. Cycling isn't too bad. I often times have a hard time Walking afterwards though because of the constant bending in my ankle it swells up quickly. :-(

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Sep 30, 2014 4:10am
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That is actually a wonderful idea. I love swimming and I can't believe I haven't really thought of that before. Thank you.

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Oct 1, 2014 2:57pm
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Yeah swimming adds a lot of resistance your going to have to push thru the pain it's the only way. I just broke both ankles early this year and my Dr told me after I healed to swim with flippers.

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