From Running/Hiking to Swimming/Biking

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    May 19, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    I had an appointment today with a foot/ankle physician due to bilateral foot (top) pain for the past six months. He diagnosed extensor tendinopathy with osteoarthritis. I like to run/hike in the desert. He advised no running/hiking during the acute phase. He suggested I take up swimming and/or biking (no hills). I did Google for the information but the exercises seem a bit intense for the current pain I’m experiencing.

    So the question…, how does an inexperienced swimming/biking newbie like me begin i.e., routine, technique, frequency, etc.?

    I appreciate your input.

    Thank you!
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    May 19, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    Dunno... they are surprisingly different. I've gone from knee and foot injuries that totally prevented running right into middle-distance bicycling with no problem. And... jeez, my MOM can swim, and she can't even walk.
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    May 19, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    mindgarden said... jeez, my MOM can swim, and she can't even walk.


    icon_redface.gif point taken!
  • LJay

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    May 19, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    How about going back to the doctor with these questions? The best deal would be for him to refer you to a physical therapist who could really have some solid answers as well as the equipment to show how to do things correctly and not in excess.
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    May 19, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    LJay saidHow about going back to the doctor with these questions? The best deal would be for him to refer you to a physical therapist who could really have some solid answers as well as the equipment to show how to do things correctly and not in excess.


    Great idea! icon_smile.gif