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    driving wrx on sprained left ankle

    So my left ankle aka my clutch foot got sprained. How hard is it to drive stick on a sprain or is it mostly dependent on my pain tolerance?

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    Give it a try. Can't tell you since we don't know your pain tolerance, how bad it's injured, how stiff your pedal is etc
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    Ha, oh man I've done this. It is no easy task. I managed to fight through it though

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    depends if your commute has lots of traffic lol

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    Just find position it hurts the least and press clutch without moving your ankle. I drove my wrx with fracture boot for 7 weeks when I broke my foot.
    It's a pain, but much better when driving than walking.
    Good luck.

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    First get an ace bandage or one of those stretchy supports. You will want to where shoes that don't have a lot of room to move around, but enough if it swells shoe won't cut off circulation. When your done driving try to put ice on it whenever possible.

    I rolled my left ankle at work last July. I had surgery to re attach tendons to ankle bone. After extensive PT tendons are working well, but on the front of my ankle joint is binding( Hurts like hell) every time I step on it.
    Now it's cortisone shot time and maybe an ankle scope. My point is after all this crap, I'll shift with my freakin hurry cane if it comes to it!
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    I'm 12 weeks post Achilles rupture(left leg, complete tear). Drove home a new 2015 on friday. Plenty of pain, but worth it.
    Last edited by kimchismell; 09-01-2014 at 06:42 AM. Reason: adding "left"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimchismell View Post
    I'm 12 weeks post Achilles rupture(left leg, complete tear). Drove home a new 2015 on friday. Plenty of pain, but worth it.
    How well I know my friend.
    And they take so long to heal it's ridiculous.
    It happened to me 3 months after buying my 2013 WRX new.
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    An ankle brace will help keep you from moving your joints too much. You can get a decent one from your local drug store or even WalMart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedsterX View Post
    An ankle brace will help keep you from moving your joints too much. You can get a decent one from your local drug store or even WalMart.
    Thanks I will def get one. Wasn't too bad this week. Just had to take my air cast off when I drove. Hoping to not sprain it again at the next concert next week.

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