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How to exercise: the bad ankle edition

I am currently waiting for ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, but still want to keep as active as possible in the meantime. My two main ways of exercising - riding my horse and playing soccer weekly - are now out of the question, what else can I do to maintain some level of activity that doesn't involve using my injured ankle too much? [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Oct 28, 2014 - 15 answers

woe is my broken toe

Got a little too enthusiastic practicing my Zumba moves a couple days ago, and smashed my pinkie toe into the coffee table. Oops. How can I burn 500 calories a day through exercise, and avoid going stir crazy with a freshly broken toe? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 27, 2014 - 11 answers

easing back into things after mysterious running injury

What’s a better strategy for easing back into running after taking 3.5 weeks off due to an unknown running injury? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Back muscle injury after car wreck...how long to heal?

Hello all, I know YANMD, but I am curious about how to go about addressing my muscle gripes with a doctor. [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Biking for the uninsured.

I do not have adequate health insurance, am self-employed, and any injury that might prevent me from working steadily would be economically problematic (ok, disastrous). I also would like to begin riding my bicycle again as a form of exercise and enjoyment. Would the health benefits of biking outweigh the risk of injury? I would be primarily riding on designated bike trails, not public roads. I'm somewhat paranoid because a friend (with good insurance, fortunately) had a mishap on a bike trail that required surgery. I don't know how common such mishaps are. What would you do in my situation?
posted by Wordwoman on Apr 10, 2013 - 31 answers

What exercise can I do with an injured knee?

[Fitness Filter] Help me find a way to get fit that won't make my injured knee explode! [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I stretch properly [before Ultimate Frisbee]?

How do I stretch properly [before Ultimate Frisbee]? How do I not pull my groin again? [more inside]
posted by pmv on Nov 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Stretches for Weight Training

Looking for stretching recommendations for intense weight training program [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Nov 3, 2012 - 3 answers

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP.

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise?

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 25 answers

How can I increase the intensity of my workouts?

How can I increase the intensity of my workout without making it longer? Complications: I can't run, lift, or swim. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jul 7, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I bulk my shoulders when I have a rotator cuff injury?

Thanks to a previous post I've been able to get back to the gym and get a great workout going. Now I have a snag. I hurt my rotator cuff years ago (due to a poor benchpress technique or lack thereof). I do the advised exercises for it but regardless, I am unable to lift above my head without injury (and the doc advised against it). Eventually surgery may help. Shoulder presses prior to injury would really bulk up my shoulders but because of this injury I cannot do them anymore. I do dumbbell front and side raises which help but is there any other exercises that might bulk/round the shoulder? I am not going for extremely heavy weights. Just enough to continue to challenge the muscle. Any thoughts?
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Tell me about chiwalking

Do you have any experience with ChiWalking? Has it helped you prevent / recover from injuries? Helped you get fit? Made your life awesome? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Feb 18, 2011 - 3 answers

What can I do for exercise with a broken leg?

I broke my leg in a surfing accident, what can I do to keep active while it heals? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Jan 19, 2011 - 13 answers

I bent it like Beckham, but it was my ankle.

What are some sports like soccer I can play with chronic ankle injuries? [more inside]
posted by proj on Sep 26, 2010 - 11 answers

What am I doing to my foot?

I've taken up walking on a treadmill lately, and as I ramp up the intensity I seem to be bruising one small spot on one foot. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it. It's not a shoe issue. I get this whether I'm wearing regular running shoes or my Vibrams. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Exercise for the freshly hobbled

Can you suggest some exercise for the freshly hobbled? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Achy breaky hip flexor

Hey, runners (and anyone else): can you help my achy breaky hip flexor? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Nov 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Ah hurt mah knee. Please hope.

Yesterday I started having sudden sharp pain and stiffness in my left knee, above and around the kneecap. I suspect I injured it doing squats and lunges (with bad form) the night before. Could it get better on its own, if I rest for a few days? Or should I see a doctor (and what kind)? [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Nov 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Soreness in outside of lower leg during squats

I am getting soreness/discomfort in a strange place while doing squats: on the outside of my right leg only, 4-6 inches above my ankle. I'm returning to weightlifting after a year off with unrelated shoulder injury, and this happens with very little additional weight beyond just the bar. Should I be stretching, starting with less weight, or something else?
posted by stopgap on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Help! I cant jog. What can i do to stay fit? Not what you think. More after the jump!

Help! I cant jog. What can i do to stay fit? Not what you think. More after the jump! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on May 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Gimperobics

Please help me develop a one-legged workout. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Mar 23, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I exercise after a hernia without injury?

I am fairly certain I have an inguinal hernia. How do I get back into intense exercise while avoiding injury? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 19, 2009 - 6 answers

What happened to my knee, and how can I exercise around it?

Should I seek additional physical therapy for my mysteriously injured knee, and how can I continue to work out in spite of it? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Give me feet of steel.

Resources for exercises for my feet, arches, ankles, and lower legs? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Cardio for gimps

Are there any good bare-bones cardio workouts I can do while staying off an injured foot? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

If it's because I've been running through your mind all day, please let me know

Why are my feet hurting during certain activities? [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

What is wrong with my arm?

What is wrong with my arm? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jan 13, 2006 - 21 answers

Weebly, wobbly, but not falling down

What are some common exercises for a medial collateral ligament sprain?
posted by oflinkey on Sep 28, 2005 - 1 answer

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