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    Broken.. how long before I can spin?

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    Broke a bone in my foot.. fifth metatarsal... Doc says nothing for 5 weeks. In a plaster-back cast with soft front.

    5 weeks is the party line, but does anyone have an experience with this? In my optimistic dreams, I want to start light spinning on my trainer in two weeks (was hinking of putting a platform pedal for the cast side).

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    IMHO I would listen to the expert , he or she might know what they are talking about .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cholopolitan
    Looked for this and found nothing in the forums.

    Broke a bone in my foot.. fifth metatarsal... Doc says nothing for 5 weeks. In a plaster-back cast with soft front.

    5 weeks is the party line, but does anyone have an experience with this? In my optimistic dreams, I want to start light spinning on my trainer in two weeks (was hinking of putting a platform pedal for the cast side).

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    If you broke a bone in your mid-foot, meaning a bone other than your toe, I'd suggest you strictly follow your doctor's orders. Don't screw around with that. Trust me. That can be a terribly debilitating injury on a long-term basis if you don't let it heal--especially for an athlete.

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    Yep, follow the doctors orders.

    If you push it to early you might not heal correctly and end up with problems for many months to come. Don't risk it.

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    just screw your cleat to the bottom of the cast. 1 1/4" drywall screws may poke through though...should look for something shorter.

    (fwiw, i broke a toe-to-hip leg cast when i was little....attempting to cross country ski on it. doc wasn't too pleased iirc)

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    Obrigado

    Thanks for the replies...
    I'll see what I can "negotioate" with the doctor after the next set of x-rays.
    I'm impressed with the conservative responses... good perspective.

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