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Top Running Injury No. 2: Weak Ankles

Weak Ankle Pain

Revised 10/27/2020

This is the second in a 10-part series outlining some of the most common injuries suffered by runners.

 

Top Running Injury No. 2: Weak Ankles

If you have weak ankles, you’re not alone. This is a common injury in not only runners, but also other athletes. If you have this problem, you more than likely are favoring the lateral portion of your feet when you are running. As a result, you probably have exhausted legs and feet once your workout is complete. If you are unfortunate enough to roll an ankle, that will only make the problem worse by causing more severe pain as well as swelling.

 

Causes and Symptoms

There are many possible causes for weak ankles, including injuries or simple genetics. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Sprained ankle – This is where the ankle is forcefully and suddenly twisted or bent.
  • Fractured bone – Any sort of ankle fracture will very likely result in permanent weakness.
  • Diabetes – A condition where the body cannot properly process and break down sugar, this typically causes a lack of strength and circulation in the ankles.

It’s just as important that you learn the symptoms of weak ankles as well as the causes. Knowing what to look for can help you treat the problem faster and get back out on the road with confidence. These are some of the warning signs:

  • You find it difficult to jump or walk.
  • You are unable to stand up for long periods of time.
  • You notice swelling and redness around your ankle.

 

Weak Ankle Treatment 

Get back to the activities you love the most with proper weak ankle treatment. Rather than being limited in what you can do because of weak ankles, Medi-Dyne carry products that will help you to get back to better health.

 

1. Cho-Pat ® Dynamic Ankle Compression Sleeve™

Cho-Pat Dynamic Ankle Compression Sleeve

 

Provides a unique, easy-entry option for compression, breathability, support, and warmth.

 

2. Tuli's® DiamondBacks™ Insoles 

Tuli's Diamondbacks Insoles

 

Its unique design unites a Tuli's multi-cell, multi layer shock absorption gel cushion with effective arch support to create the perfect balance of support and comfort.

 

3. Tuli's® Cheetah® Heel Cup with Compression Sleeve, Adult-OSFA

Tuli's Cheetah Heel Cup with Compression Sleeve

 

Made from medical grade neoprene and provides evenly distributed compression and support to an athlete’s ankle, heel and foot. Gymnasts and dancers love Tuli’s Cheetahs® Heel Cup with Compression Sleeve, Youth  version because it’s comfortable, adjustable and stays in place with no additional taping or strapping.

 

4. ProStretch Plus®

ProStretch Plus

 

The ProStretch Plus® Adjustable Calf and Foot Stretcher is a tool that you can take with you anywhere you go. If you have a few minutes at work and you are feeling the weakness in your ankles, pull it out and do some stretching and strengthening exercises. Flexibility and strength of the calf and plantar fascia are critical to ankle performance. This product is proven effective to provide a deep, gradual stretch that increases flexibility. It's biomechanically engineered design enables a controlled and targeted stretch, and for over 20 years has been preferred by athletes, trainers, and physical therapists.

 

OTHER RELATED TOPICS:

HOW PROPER SUPPORT CAN RELIEVE SHIN SPLINTS AND WEAK ANKLES

PREVENTING ANKLE INJURY AND RE-INJURY

YOUR BACK PAIN MAY BE ALL IN YOUR…LEGS?

PROSTRETCH: THE INTELLIGENT STRETCHING SYSTEM

WHY IS STRETCHING WITH PROSTRETCH BETTER THAN USING A CURB?

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this website and article is for information only and should not be used as a substitute for consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and rehabilitation

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