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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sprained my ankle recently while trail running. Doc said "Physical therapy!" to strengthen the ankle muscles and for some proprioceptive training. Sounds good.

However the PT spent the entire first session telling me my hips and butt are weak. What? But they don't hurt! It's my ankle - and just one of them!

Nonetheless the PT insisted ("No point working on your ankle if the rest of your body is just going to screw it all up!"). Maybe she's right but I'm just afraid she could probably point to several other parts of my body that are no longer quite right after 54 years of living and it will be months before she'll reach my ankle.

She did promise she would eventually make it around to my ankle. In the meantime, my butt is exhausted from these exercises! 30 minutes of butt tightening twice a day? Really?!
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    At least you get points for strengthening them!
    Best of luck in your healing.
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    1942 days ago
    I guess it makes sense to get the muscles around your ankle and leading up to it stronger. Hope you heal quickly!
    1948 days ago
    You could get a 2nd PT opinion? I loved the results of PT. It sounds illogical, but these things truly are connected, and when all properly strengthened, your ankle will heal and future injuries prevented. Resolving a hip problem, for example, corrected and prevented knee issues. Strange but true.

    Still, do what you think is best for your own body. Be well,
    1950 days ago
    I spent a lot of time in PT, and I'm so thankful for it. My body is much stronger and healthier because if it. I also took time to visit the chiropractor at the same time. Today I can run, hike and do what ever I want without any pain. At 56, that's pretty good. I'm stronger today than I was at 36.
    1950 days ago
    I made the decision not to go to a physical therapist because I didn't want to spend a lot of my time in PT. Not sure it's a wise decision after tearing my hamstring, but working things out on my own.
    1951 days ago
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