Give swimming a try, My ankles are fused as well. The best thing about swimming is that your weight is OFF your feet. Even just hanging on the side of the pool and kicking will help you. Or get a paddle…"
"Thank you! I am so happy I've found a place to communicate with others who I can relate to. I will certainly do as you suggest. I had wondered how I would warm up prior to the exercise. I will take it easy, and do the best I…"
"I never have been able to swim very well. I think a big part of it is that my ankles are essentially locked, so I can't "point" my feet. Plus I just don't get the rhythm right -- I thrash a lot without moving anywhere…"
"I would ask the professionals at the club so you do not hurt yourself.
Myself I warm up by holding on to the edge of the pool and just kick for awhile. I also like to swim on my back and use my arms. If you are uncomfortable with this…"
"reading the post.... they are so positive and encouraging... I am planning to go to a health and wellness gym. That is medically integrated, and they do offer water aerobics. Can any one give me any tips, and advice before I start the program??…"
" Good for you, I'm happy to see that it helps you. Maybe we should work on getting a swimming group together. I'm near the Airport club, maybe we can work out a deal with them to come a few times a week. I bet it would be good for all…"