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06/17/2014 at 3:35 pm #74815
two other things to consider:
1. if your ankle is compacted, you may seek out a good chiro/PT to release your ankles. this will give them room to move. ankle DF will help with this, but releasing them will generally require some help.
2. i had sprained my ankle several times and it resulted in some poor CNS connection through the ankle bet foot and the rest of my body. this was due to scar tissue built up which reduced the communication on what muscles to fire when the foot is placed down. i had really tight anterior tibs and flexor hallicuses because of that. a good PT told me to tape my ankles, called tib-fib taping, and i had to do it for 60 days straight. the tape squeezes the tissue tight and helps reconnect the CNS from foot through ankle to the rest of the body. over this long period of time, the connection improves such that my problems went away! you may want to inquire with your PT about tib-fib taping – btw this is not taping for support but a special taping method to keep the tissue tight at the ankle and improve the nervous system connection which was lost when you injured it.