Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

Post by MacMichae » Sat, 25 Sep 1999 04:00:00


   Unique problem here folks, I think. In a running career that has
spanned approx 15 years now, I have completely torn/sprained each ankle
about 3 or 4 times each. You know, the old complete inversion where the
sole of the foot is 90 degrees to the ground pointing inward and all the
weight is coming down on it.
   Part of the problem is that I like to do a lot of trail running,
which is where it most often happens. I'd have a hard time giving up the
trails. My fear is that I've incurred irreparable damage making it
easier to sprain in the future. Any advice on prevention or treatment ??

Jack.

 
 
 

Ankle Sprains

Post by Mark McCai » Sat, 25 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Have you  looked at October's Runner's World?  It has a section on trail
running, including an overview of trail shoes.  They make the statement that
it is nearly impossible to sprain/twist your ankles in the latest shoes.
Seems pretty bold to me, but...

 
 
 

Ankle Sprains

Post by MacMichae » Sun, 26 Sep 1999 04:00:00

     Thanks Mark. It's an interesting article. When I was doing the one
legged exercise I felt like I was on an episode of  Cops doing a
sobriety test. It works though !!