Muscle imbalances of leg due to long term ankle sprain
How do I rehab an ankle after a long term sprain that has caused years of muscle imbalances? Where do I begin?
Lower down I'll put a link to some ankle exercises. I'd start with the so-called alphabet exercises; carving the letters out in space using your big toe.
If there's pain or clicking in the ankle, you may have a subluxated talus or calcaneus; that will also need to be attended to.
Joint injuries cause what is known as 'arthrogenic inhibition'; the nerve supply to the muscles around the joint are inhibited, worsening the injury.
Sorting out that inner ankle injury and then a daily commitment to perhaps 3-5 minutes of exercise is what's needed.
A wobble board is helpful too.
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