Weak Ankle?

Weak Ankle?

Post by lust » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 20:16:59


I did it again yesterday - tripped myself, that is! It does
not happen often, about once a year, but it is terribly
humilating every time.

My running motion is not biomechanically unsound, but I have
what has been described as a weak ankle, and my foot turns
inward as I move it forward. This results in the foot not
rarely scraping against the right leg, and - once a year -
in a quite spectacular fall.

However, the ankle is not really weak at all, it has the
same strength as the right one - so the weakness must be
in my brain. I know I have a habit of leading, or kicking
off stronger, with my right foot unless I make a conscious
effort of controlling it (by means of a kindergarten song...).

Has anyone battled this sort of problem, or trait? Any
drills to cure or unlearn it?

Anders

 
 
 

Weak Ankle?

Post by lusti » Fri, 12 Oct 2001 17:31:13


Quote:
>I did it again yesterday - tripped myself, that is! It does
>not happen often, about once a year, but it is terribly
>humilating every time.
>My running motion is not biomechanically unsound, but I have
>what has been described as a weak ankle, and my foot turns
>inward as I move it forward. This results in the foot not
>rarely scraping against the right leg, and - once a year -
>in a quite spectacular fall.
>However, the ankle is not really weak at all, it has the
>same strength as the right one - so the weakness must be
>in my brain. I know I have a habit of leading, or kicking
>off stronger, with my right foot unless I make a conscious
>effort of controlling it (by means of a kindergarten song...).
>Has anyone battled this sort of problem, or trait? Any
>drills to cure or unlearn it?

Apparently not - and not even one joke at my expense-(

This is a desperatish repost, then, and a small correction: my foot begins
the inward turn already on the "backswing" (naturally enough).

One may well ask whether it is really a problem since it hasnt resulted
in any pain or injury in either leg...

Anders

 
 
 

Weak Ankle?

Post by Kyl » Sat, 13 Oct 2001 00:21:33

Have you tried a wobble board.  I 'had' ankle problems until I got
one.  I used it every day and within a week I didn't have the problems
anymore.  I now use it about once every two weeks.  If you don't want
to spend the $65 on one, it's fairly easy to make with a piece of
particle board and two crossed pieces of 2X6 for under $5.


Quote:
>I did it again yesterday - tripped myself, that is! It does
>not happen often, about once a year, but it is terribly
>humilating every time.

>My running motion is not biomechanically unsound, but I have
>what has been described as a weak ankle, and my foot turns
>inward as I move it forward. This results in the foot not
>rarely scraping against the right leg, and - once a year -
>in a quite spectacular fall.

>However, the ankle is not really weak at all, it has the
>same strength as the right one - so the weakness must be
>in my brain. I know I have a habit of leading, or kicking
>off stronger, with my right foot unless I make a conscious
>effort of controlling it (by means of a kindergarten song...).

>Has anyone battled this sort of problem, or trait? Any
>drills to cure or unlearn it?

>Anders


 
 
 

Weak Ankle?

Post by lusti » Sat, 13 Oct 2001 17:09:55


Quote:
>Have you tried a wobble board.  I 'had' ankle problems until I got
>one.  I used it every day and within a week I didn't have the problems
>anymore.  I now use it about once every two weeks.  

Wobble boards had struck me as very much a "TV shop" kind of
thing, i.e. not really useful - but Im not unwilling to try one:-)

I have regularly  done a set of squats, also one-legged, with a
light weight, well actually, a stick - but a dedicated exercise
wouldnt probably hurt.

Anders