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4/17/13 11:23 A

The usual advice is not to run in rocker bottom shoes, but if works for you, go for it. Just be real careful not to twist your ankle, because they have poor lateral stability.

As far as squats, it's not good to be on the toes of one foot. It twists your pelvis and spine, which could potentially injure your back. Try squatting with a plate or board under both heels (bodybuilders do this). Or maybe squat in the rocker shoes?

MEMEQ2 Posts: 669
4/17/13 8:47 A

I have been through many PT sessions. That is how I got to this point. This was a compound fracture and I now have a rod and screws permanently in my leg. The accident was 10 years ago so I don't see this getting any better. That is why I need to work on my fitness with this permanent slight disability. I guess I will just continue what I have been doing which is moderation and listening to my body. My running will only be in short intervals but at least it is better than none. Thank you for your support.

Mary Ann

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,988
4/16/13 2:40 P

I agree with the previous poster. A PT might be able to give you exercises specifically to stretch and strengthen this area. Your doctor should be able to give you a referral to see one.

Coach Jen

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4/16/13 12:48 P

Have you talked to a physical therapist? Your unique issues result in it us being unable to really advise you without risking further injury. Incorrect form (including doing squats and the like) can result in injury. I'd talk to a PT, and see if there is something you can do to improve flexibility (perhaps something like yoga could help... it's helped me a lot!)

MEMEQ2 Posts: 669
4/16/13 12:25 P

I broke my left leg several years ago and as a result have somewhat less flexibility in it. I found that the only shoes I can run in are the "rocker" shoes that came out a few years ago. These I can run in because of the rounded sole. Also when I do squats I have to be on my toes of the left foot and I wonder if this is going to cause problems done the road. If you have any suggestions for me I would really appreciate it.


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