Most ankle problems present themselves as a ‘weakness’ with episodes of pains and strains limiting recovery. This results in certain activities being avoided or modified. The knock on effect of this is often poor balance and a sense of vulnerability so we avoid and modify even more and the sorry downwardly spiralling tale continues. Learn to strengthen your ankles and understand how to use them more normally, developing greater balance, confidence and stability.
Warning signs your ankles are weakening
1. You wear more supportive footwear more often than was once necessary
2. You use your ‘better’ leg to step over or onto something awkward
3. You avoid running even a few steps because it will jar your ankle
Gradually increase time you do these.
If it’s painful, place a rolled towel between the floor and the front of your ankle
Jacquie Campion 4th June 2015 at 5:51 pm
Dearest Rachel I just want to say “bravo” re your new blog layout. I have just referred to it for my hubby who is having ankle pain etc. and within seconds he was on the floor doing the said exercises ( and more ooh-la-la !!!!!) brilliant. Thank you sweet pea x