Anyone else ever torn their ankle ligaments but STILL manage to lead a fully functional life after the inury?
do you still manage to lead a normal, fully functional life after the injury / operation ?
im 32 years old and last year , mid last year , my left ankle was operated on the fix torn ligaments in my left ankle, i was in plaster for weeks , then i went to the NHS ! physio and she gave me a list of exercises on a sheet of paper to do at home for my ankle .
but i live in a one bedroomed flat on sick pay , im quite poor dont get very much , and i DONT own much possessions in my flat except my computer , so i didnt have much furniture to practice the tedious exercises with , ie ( to tie the elastic band to to do the exercises with )
so instead , months ago , i joined a gym near me and just went there to do swimming and the cross trainer , sometimes the treadmill.
hopefully my ankle will get stronger in time..
just wondered did anybody have have the same injury but still go on to have a fully functional life afterwards ?
Blackrider, the simple answer to this is yes. The point of this is that you have to do the exercises that were assigned to you. Once the ligament has been repaired surgically it doesn't mean that it is all fixed. In fact the most difficult part of this is to develop a good sense of proprioception. That is the sense of knowing where the joint is in space. This is a simple example. Place a coin about a yard away from your foot. Now with your eyes open touch the coin with your eyes open. That should have been easy. Now do it with your eyes closed. If you cannot touch the coin or even get close to it you need significant training. You belong to a gym so why not take advantage of this. Work on the exercises that were given to you there. A little hint that will help you significantly. Always start the exercises by doing the uninjured foot first. No matter what the exercise movement is do the right foot first. Do 3 sets of that movement and then do the left foot. This will improve your response and strength.
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