Are these pedals suitable for recovery following ankle ligament damage?
I recently had surgery for broken ankle after coming off my road bike. I had plate and screws inserted and also tore the ligaments off the inside of my ankle and damaged the tendons. My surgeon says I can go back on my bike once cast off but not to use clip in pedals as ligaments won't be strong enough. I'm not enthusiastic about using trainers! I wonder if these pedals are easy enough to come out of without putting pressure on damaged tissue?
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Most clip in pedals have some degree of adjustment, as do these, the tension in the spring can be reduced so it takes less pressure to twist your ankle to get out. As to how much they can be reduced for your comfort - You are the only person who will be able to tell what's right - personally if I were to be in your position, I'd simply consider using your stronger leg for taking out when having to pause / stop while leaving one (weaker) foot clipped in. Then when you're done - assuming your ankle isn't aching anyway, use your hand to pull / assist the shoe out! carry on until your ankle is back to normal!