Muscle imbalances of leg due to long term ankle sprain

by Autumn
(Florida)


How do I rehab an ankle after a long term sprain that has caused years of muscle imbalances? Where do I begin?



Hello Autumn,
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.

Dr B



»
» Muscle imbalances of leg due to long term ankle sprain




Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Foot and ankle joint pain.





Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.