Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Rest, Crutches

Between skiing and soccer, I've hd well over 20 angle sprains. Modern ski boots helped with the former, and I gave up the latter. I went on to become an avid runner, mainly on dirt and forest trails, which are highly irregular surfaces. I have a pretty controlled foot strike despite the terrain.

After ankle injuries, I iced frequently for several days and used crutches to stay off the injured leg for a week or so. X-rays of my ankles show that there is a bone process in each one, which is an abnormality which causes my ankles to "lever apart" with too much angulation.

I had some problems later in my running career, but this seeemed to be related to overzealous stretching before a run. I stopped stretching and the problem went away.

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