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Recovery after broken ankle

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yeah....my ankle is wider with the two plates in there, causing skate fiting to be trouble. I went with 9k, using the pumps to help with the difference. Seems to be good so far.

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went to the LHS and worked up my boot with the owner, who had a similar injury (his limitations is a slight loss of forward flex, and has nothing he cant do other than skiing hurts a bit)

they're ugly as hell on that inside ankle, but they fit like a dream now! i can flex forward and everything. should get cleared to hit the ice on thursday.

Currently i have a loss of 5 degrees on my plantar flexion, so they're expecting me to gain it all back when the swelling is reduced.

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i was cleared and released form my doctor on thursday.

i skated today, 99 days post surgery. i can do cross overs going to the left, but to the right im not strong enough (and theres pain). I can go backwards reeeeaaaallly slowly, and stop facing the left. havent tried to the right. I only lasted 30 minutes, and tried not to go too hard, but i did get moving a couple times.

Need to get my skates sharpened with a deeper hollow, i think i'm on 11/16" right now, which is what i got in june. between harder ice and weaker legs, it was sliding out a little when i got moving faster.

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skated yesterday, almost 100%

forwards:powerskating/speed skating,left and right crossovers, stopping at full speed on a dime, sharp turns is all good (thank god)

backwards:im getting the hang of it again, crossovers on one side are good, the other not so much

a couple more sessions, and i should be 100% (i hope)

now i just need some skates that feel and fit better ^_^

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try a pair of 707!! These skates are design for those who have fracture their anckles or anything relating to an injury in the ankles! good luck

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they're just a tad bit out of my price range

im looking in the range of 250US

skates im gonna try:

XXV

95-AG/XP

5K Pumps

maybe even 301 Supras

thanks though!

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i know more top of the line skates are stiff, but the amount of stiffness im gonna be encountering should be negligable

my ankle is 100% healed by now only losing a small amount of flex forward, backward,and sideways

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glad to hear yours is going smoothly, aviator... mine has been an absolute bitch lately...

i know it sucks, just wait a little longer and everything should be good

what exactly is bothering you?

and sabres, ive seen the XXV for 260 i think

EDIT:nope, forget it, its 300

Edited by aviatorhockey#10

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I'd bump the price up to $300 then. That opens up the 100AG's, which are my current skates -- and are (apparently) better than last years' Fuels (95 XP/AG) and the XXV.

If you fit into one of those, you won't fit in the other. What are your current skates?

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i'm in vectors right now, and i think that RBK's fit similarly to CCM

i'll be going to paragon in NYC which has all of my options, so i can try all of them on and see which feels best

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glad to hear yours is going smoothly, aviator... mine has been an absolute bitch lately...

i know it sucks, just wait a little longer and everything should be good

what exactly is bothering you?

just pressure on the inside screw heads when i jam on the brakes or do backwards stuff. lot of scar tissue straining and tearing still.

i'm getting better at hitting that outside edge, so atleast something is improving.

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i'm in vectors right now, and i think that RBK's fit similarly to CCM

i'll be going to paragon in NYC which has all of my options, so i can try all of them on and see which feels best

RBK's are noticeably deeper and have a wider heel. Good luck though.

You'll never know what will fit you.

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I played some hockey for the first time today, 120 days post surgery. I felt pretty good, every now and then id catch an edge where my leg wasnt strong enough or my ankle wasnt too happy and i went down. overall i was happy, though.

Whenever someones leg brushed mine or stick hit my boot it caused some discomfort (more so when my leg got pushed a bit)... I'm probably going to try to procure some of those mckee style shot blockers...

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so hows the recovery and the return to hockey been for you guys?

it's been awesome, the only time i really thought about it was the first time i got on skates after the cast came off, but other than that its like i never broke it

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so hows the recovery and the return to hockey been for you guys?

it's been awesome, the only time i really thought about it was the first time i got on skates after the cast came off, but other than that its like i never broke it

same for me, except i had to wait a couple months to sakte for the first time

i have a game later today, we'll see how it goes

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i've done some drop in pick up games. i still have a lot more of the fine muscle control to get back... gonna keep hitting the weight room as well. It's been raining 3 days straight here, so my ankle felt like crap.

At any rate, it has give out on me a few times, all towards ends of shifts.

I've got a pronger/mckee/gleason style skate guard made up out of plastic. I doubt it would hold up against a real slap shot, but it's added protection on my foot to deflect sticks and the like. I wore it the last time, had stick marks on it, and i can honestly say i dont remember getting hit. Before i had it made up i felt every little thing. very small outside chance I'll get one made out of some fiberglass or carbon fiber. I'll get some pics up later when i finish painting it black and lacquering it

Edited by puck_it

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i had my first game exactly 6 months and 1 day from thursday April 26th (when i broke my ankle)

i can tell you, after such a long period of time not playing exaustion really gets you

it was kinda tough, and i forgot what the hell i had to do-but we still won

6-5 so its all good

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so hows the recovery and the return to hockey been for you guys?

it's been awesome, the only time i really thought about it was the first time i got on skates after the cast came off, but other than that its like i never broke it

same for me, except i had to wait a couple months to sakte for the first time

i have a game later today, we'll see how it goes

yeah i skated the day i got my cast off haha

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