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What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby sassyshell » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:42 pm

Ok I need advice on what the best exercise I can do while I got a boot on. I broke my ankle 10 weeks ago and I can't do any walking, swimming. I don't know what exercise is suitable I can do while I have a broken ankle. Any advice please.
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Re: What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby electrongirl » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:27 pm

First of all OUCH! you poor thing!

Second of all I would talk to your doctor. I don't think many of us on here are qualified to give you this kind of advice. However anything you can do while sitting down eg: arm weights etc should be ok.
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Re: What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby Karnak » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:19 am

The lovely electrongirl is right - see your doctor, heres some ideas to run past him (perhaps not the silly ones):

Gym - pretty much anything done sitting you can do so most of the weights and a suprising number of machines.
Rowing Machines - it depends on their layout
Situps
Pushups on the knees (depending on where the plaster is)
Walking - yup I know you only have one leg but if you can move its called walking. If your on crutches think of the upper body workout its giving you. Take it easy though.

A lot of pilates can be done - just youtube a video and pick the bits

For the adventurous :
Canoeing - wrapup the leg in gladwrap and plastic bags and join in at the beach (only works if theres no waves).
Bike riding Tandem style (its important that your at the back)
Sky diving: actually a suprisingly good cardiac workout and no legs required

Seriously though if you did it 10 weeks ago the end is in sight. Perhaps work on the upper body, weights, abs etc and ease back into the cardio slowly. Swimming would be a good place to start after you get your boot off.

Good luck
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Re: What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby sassyshell » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks for the tips.
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Re: What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby GONZO » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:51 am

I'm from New Zealand, so this may not be applicable, but - over here we have a program called "Sit and Be Fit". The majority of it is done (as it says) sitting.
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Re: What exercise can I do with a broken ankle?

Postby skinnywork » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:30 pm

Lie on a yoga mat and stretch both legs straight, put hands on both sides of the body, lift both legs to 90 degree using only waist and legs power, good for exercising thigh muscles and the stomach!!!
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