Your ankles help you run that extra mile when you think you can’t run anymore – your ankles and pure determination. So when your ankle is striking up some pain, make sure to address it with the right resources, like our interdisciplinary team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and chiropractors in Langley.
If your mobility is limited due to poor ankle dorsiflexion, it’s best to book an appointment with our sports injury centre that can safely improve your ankle through a variety of exercises and supervised techniques. If you have recently sprained, broken or injured your ankle, you will likely have some degree of mobility restriction. When this ankle immobility, or ankle dorsiflexion, doesn’t get resolved, you may find that it can evolve into other more chronic problems, like knee and hip problems.
At Rebound Sport and Spine, we can help assist you in performing drills and exercises that will help enhance your ankle dorsiflexion and pinpoint pressure points where you feel the most pain. We will even send you home with some exercises to accelerate your mobility and steer you in the right direction so you can return to the activities you love most!
When you find that your body isn’t working properly or you are living with pain and discomfort, this can significantly affect your quality of life as well as your athletic performance. That’s why at Rebound Sport and Spine, we offer a client-centred, team approach to therapy that focuses on returning you to health as quickly and effectively as possible. Because when your body works, life is good! We offer direct billing.
What causes poor ankle dorsiflexion?
One of the most common reasons individuals will experience poor ankle dorsiflexion is because they have had a past injury or surgery. Limited ankle dorsiflexion has been associated with a wide variety of extremity injuries including Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints, patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome, calf strains, Achilles tendons and, in more severe cases, even ACL injuries.
Limitations in ankle dorsiflexion can cause you to have functional and athletic limitations, but with a few ankle exercises, you will be able to experience improved ankle mobility. Ankle mobility is essential for athletic performance, especially if you are regularly involved in activities that require landing, jumping and pivoting motions. When an individual is involved in these sorts of motions, the goal of your body is to immediately absorb the impact.
Why is ankle mobility vital to an active lifestyle?
If you don’t consider yourself a rather active individual, you still use your ankles a majority of the time on a daily basis. Driving your car, squatting down to pick something up, putting on your shoes, going up and down the stairs and even sitting down with your feet supporting the ground below you, all take a lot of effort from your ankle. So when your ankle mobility is compromised, so will your regular day-to-day activities.
Your ankle is essential for your daily movements, even when we sometimes take it for granted. Improve your ankle dorsiflexion by taking the necessary measures to strengthen and stretch your ankle after an injury.
Our physiotherapist will work with you to treat your injury within your unique circumstance, ensuring the best possible outcome for you.
If you have suffered from an ankle injury and are searching for safe and effective ways to regain your mobility, working with a physical therapist will improve your chances of improved ankle motion and strength.
Under the supervision of Rebound Sport and Spine, you can get back to your previous levels of activity and reach those fitness goals that you had your eyes set on!