Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western Australia
Stirrups for terrible ankles!?
A discussion elsewhere prompted me to start this thread.
I have atrocious ankles. Due to a series of injuries, both minor and major, over the years, both ankles are pretty much floppy, useless things at the moment. Now of course I am working on strengthening them up as much as I can, but due to the tendon and ligament damage that has been done there is a good chance they will never be 100%.
Where my issue lies at the moment is the pain this causes me when I am riding. Within 5-10 minutes the pain is bad enough that it is distracting and by the time I dismount, 9 times out of 10, those ankles are going to give out from underneath me when I hit the ground.
I'm not looking for a miracle fix, I know that what will improve things the most is strengthening the ankles themselves. What I am hoping for recommendations on is which of the "gadgety" stirrups may offer SOME relief in the mean time? It seems there are so many different options so I'm hoping for some opinions from those with firsthand experience.
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