A small? Victory

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actually feels like quite a significant victory but that may be a reflection of how big a deal it felt rather than reality! Could do full pedal on bike - slowly and just 5 min - for 1st time today since surgery! Was sooooo scared as last time I tried, pain so excruciating I nearly fainted! Scared to try again but got there today, followed a little routine I found online to ease into it Physio will not tell me off now:-) ice and elevate now! ! ICE AND ELEVATE NOW ! image

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    Congrats on your victory. What was the routine that helped you do full pedal? I am having issues with full pedal.

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    That's great how many weeks post opp are you? I tried in the gym this week and I couldn't do it, have been told since to put seat up higher. I'm 9 weeks.

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      hi I am 18 weeks - could not have done it at 9 weeks either. We are all different but i firmly believe its a balance between pushing yourself a bit but not overdoing it.

      on the bike the seat should be at the height where you knee has some bend in it when your foot is in the pedal and pedal at lowest point. see below for a way go get to point safely where you get the rotation and akways warm up first on something like treadmill or cross trainer.

      and even once you get the rotation always start with some forward and back partial rotations till you feel yep i am ready to push thru!

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      by the way i laughed like a drain at the 'one to two weeks' bit in that but don't be dismayed by that and otherwise its good advice

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