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Old 03-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Ankle problem

I have very weak ankles. I've never injured them and I walk regularly, but I have a very unstable footing. This is affecting both my everyday life and aikido practice. I avoid running because i can fall easily, and i stumble regularly during my practice sessions (particularly in techniques where I need to move quickly, like iriminage). Whenever I fall, it feels like my foot suddenly stops supporting my body and my ankle bends to whichever direction I'm falling at.
Does anyone else have this problem, and are there any exercises that are used to specifically develop muscles in the ankles?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Ankle problem

Edit: I fall because my joints become very loose and bendy, but it is not dislocated. I sometimes have this problem with my knees and elbows too, but not as often.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Re: Ankle problem

It might be a good idea for you to be examined by an orthopedic specialist to make certain there is not some abnormality that you should know about that would hinder you from strengthening your ankles through focused exercise and physical therapy. If the coast is clear, then put a program together and get to it!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Re: Ankle problem

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It might be a good idea for you to be examined by an orthopedic specialist to make certain there is not some abnormality that you should know about that would hinder you from strengthening your ankles through focused exercise and physical therapy.
As usual, Clark-san and I are on the same page.

Before you can solve a problem you have to know what it is.

See a sports orthopedic and then a sports physical therapist.

The do the daily discipline.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: Ankle problem

The unofficial aikiweb nurse says: I agree with them, you need to have an orthopedic evaluation and I also suggest you google and read up on joint hypermobility syndrome prior to visiting the doctor.

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