Tagged: healing, MSM, pain, Scar tissue
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March 22, 2019 at 4:38 pm #1941poortonykrauseParticipant
Does anyone know if you can bike after having a urethroplasty? I used to bike all the time but all the post-op instructions about when to resume exercise seem to say that biking and horseback riding are never a good idea after urethroplasty. Is this true or am I just reading them wrong?
PeterMarch 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm #1942Bro KenParticipant
Oh man, just the thought makes me hurt. I have no experience personally, and we are waiting for my boyfriends surgery, but I imagine it is going to take a long time. Play it safe! Don’t push it, especially not if you are on pain killers. Don’t experiment on yourself. One thing I suggest to help the healing process is called MSM. I’ve done a lot of research trying to find the best supplements to assist in the healing process, and this seems to be a golden ticket. It has been totally proven to work wonders for the urinary tract too. One study showed it can reduce scaring up to 87%, and that is a big deal when scar tissue is what we DON’T want. They give it to race horses after races to speed up healing. Just be careful not to take too much because it is a detoxifier and detoxing can cause headaches and that blah feeling. Drink water if that happens, you want the toxins out. It also gives a boost of energy and eases pain. I really hope this helps. I was meaning to make a post about this exclusively, and I think I should type one up.October 29, 2019 at 3:18 pm #2104mattblParticipant
I had a urethroplasty almost 4 weeks ago, and asked my surgeon about biking because I also biked a lot prior to my surgery. Post-op instructions for me were similar, saying no bikes/motorcycles/horseback riding after surgery. However, in my conversation with my surgeon, and his fellow, it sounds like they recommend no biking for at least six months but after that I can try to resume. They make it sound like it’s all about my level of comfort/discomfort while biking. The key issue is that you don’t want to do anything that blocks blood flow to that area, ESPECIALLY during your recovery period.
I plan to try and get back on the bike come spring-time… depending on how my recover continues to go! I already was using one of those seats designed to not cause damage to key blood vessels, but might look into something even more dedicated to that end.
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