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Here's a spot to post up when you are down and out. We seem to have a few now and again.

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We have an individual here who was fairly seriously injured in a cycling accident. They have PM’d me and when and if the time is right and if they feel ok to post what happened…
 
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Alas, it was me that Rola had in mind with this thread. I passed out on a ride on March 8 and ran into a parked car. I broke my right ankle, four right ribs, and right scapula. I needed a pin in the ankle and I can weight bear with a left crutch and a walking boot but my ribs and scapula fracture have me in a sling with no use of my right arm for a few weeks. Ironically the ankle injury would not have required surgery had I been able to use crutches on both arms for about three weeks to allow it to heal on its own, but my right arm is useless. I am impressed with the current surgical state of the art that allows me to weight bear with a walking boot just one day after having two pins placed in my ankle. The orthopedic stuff is no big deal and in about 16 weeks I’m good to go on that front. More concerning is why I passed out and I am having a cardiac work up to determine that but so far my cardiologist says they haven’t found anything yet. I will need to wear a heart monitor for three weeks and then undergo a chemical stress test. I’m hoping they find something that is fixable because quite frankly in the absence of them finding a cause for this I am petrified to ride my bike outside again. Always something.
 

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Are you riding alone?

I’m was just thinking about your accident and wondered how long you laid there before someone helped.

That was a big crash. You must have been rolling pretty well and sadly probably went straight into the vehicle.

I would have thought the ankle would have been the most trouble. That or the ribs when watching comedies.

Follow Drs / PT order and get well soon.
Don’t forget the benefit of just getting outside in the sun now and again.
 

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So sorry to hear of your crash. That's bad on a variety of levels. I hope your recovery includes plenty of comfortable outdoor time. What a rough break. I'm sorry you have to deal with it all.
 

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Are you riding alone?

I’m was just thinking about your accident and wondered how long you laid there before someone helped.

That was a big crash. You must have been rolling pretty well and sadly probably went straight into the vehicle.

I would have thought the ankle would have been the most trouble. That or the ribs when watching comedies.

Follow Drs / PT order and get well soon.
Don’t forget the benefit of just getting outside in the sun now and again.
I was alone that day, but I usually ride with others. I have a road ID, and the website says that paramedics assessed it at 6:36 AM, so it was likely less than 10 minutes that I was on the street. A witness told paramedics I just ran into the side of a parked car. The biggest problem I have right now is that my shoulder is a little frozen and I am working on that in physical therapy. The advice for sunshine is good because bones heal better with vitamin D, apart from the psychological benefits of course.
 

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Alas, it was me that Rola had in mind with this thread. I passed out on a ride on March 8 and ran into a parked car. I broke my right ankle, four right ribs, and right scapula. I needed a pin in the ankle and I can weight bear with a left crutch and a walking boot but my ribs and scapula fracture have me in a sling with no use of my right arm for a few weeks. Ironically the ankle injury would not have required surgery had I been able to use crutches on both arms for about three weeks to allow it to heal on its own, but my right arm is useless. I am impressed with the current surgical state of the art that allows me to weight bear with a walking boot just one day after having two pins placed in my ankle. The orthopedic stuff is no big deal and in about 16 weeks I’m good to go on that front. More concerning is why I passed out and I am having a cardiac work up to determine that but so far my cardiologist says they haven’t found anything yet. I will need to wear a heart monitor for three weeks and then undergo a chemical stress test. I’m hoping they find something that is fixable because quite frankly in the absence of them finding a cause for this I am petrified to ride my bike outside again. Always something.
I can only imagine the thought and fear of passing out as you ride or for that fact drive your car! People, as we all know, don’t pay enough attention as it is much less in a time if crisis shen something like this could/might happen.

I’m hoping they find something. It would be a shame to loose a lifetime of work and effort you have into riding.

I’m not familiar with the chemical stress test, can you give us any insight as to exactly what that might be and involve?

Glad you came forward and let everyone know, this one heck of a deal!
 
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Been fightin some plantar faciatis on my left heel but nothing that keeps me from riding. Think it's just 3 yr old work shoes and left foot is landing foot hoppin out of the van at every one of my 20 stops every day. Got some inserts, new shoes, steppin out of van and wearin soft A sketchers around the house instead of barefootin it and it seems to be going away. Had me limpin it was so bad for a coupla days before doing something about it.
 

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I found that hanging my heals off of a step fixed my plantar fasciitis. I put the ball of my foot on the edge of a stairstep and let my heals drop as far down as I could put them. I can do the same thing while riding by hanging my heals down while securely clipped onto the pedals.

Also stepping on and rolling a frozen water bottle under the arch of my foot helped when the pain was severe.
 

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I found nothing helped my PF. Ask the exercises, rollers, balls, over the counter inserts. Nothing. I was in pain and middle of the night bathroom visits and early mornings were down right painful.

I finally broke down and visited a podiatrist who assured me custom orthopedic inserts would have me pain free after a couple weeks of wearing.

They were freaking expensive, but they worked!!! It has been 7 years that I’ve been PF pain free. That started shortly after I started wearing the inserts.

I only wear them one day every week or two now, to help retain the fix.

Incredible pain.
I hope yours clears up quickly!!!
 
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