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Quality shoes for over-pronation

I'm looking for personal recommendations or even research that advises a certain kind/brand of shoe for those folks with significant over-pronation of the foot (arch collapses too much and the foot rolls inward excessively, distributing weight unevenly.) [more inside]
posted by fairlynearlyready on Sep 8, 2016 - 16 answers

6 months post- ankle injury, and I need help!

In January of this year, I suffered a really, really severe 3rd degree sprain of my left ankle. I asked this question back in March, and y'all gave me a bunch of great advice. Hopefully you have some more, because I'm struggling to adjust to my new weak-ankled life. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Aug 4, 2016 - 23 answers

Rolled ankle, wanting to run

Before leaving for vacation last week (9 days ago), I rolled my ankle playing football. Details are inside, but I probably didn't rest as much as I should've. I'd like to start my Couch to 5K running regimen back up, but I'm obviously nervous about prolonging or re-injuring. When can I feel secure in getting back to running? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jul 10, 2016 - 8 answers

How can I best deal with a severe ankle sprain and associated recovery?

About a month ago, I had a mishap on some stairs and ended up with a third-degree sprain of my left ankle. I've got what is apparently a very long recovery ahead of me, and I'm already going insane. I need some tips and tricks to make the next few months more manageable. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Feb 23, 2016 - 25 answers

Help me figure out how to Do Shoes!

My feet and ankles are annoying. I cannot find shoes that are comfortable. Plenty of excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Ankle support for swimming?

My partner who is hemi-plegic would like to go swimming but when he walks out of the water (with assistance) he feels like his ankle is going to snap and break. I guess we need some kind of ankle support specifically for his situation. Help! [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 15, 2015 - 3 answers

House Arrest Vertical Range

Are house arrest ankle monitors able to detect vertical movement? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Feb 10, 2015 - 3 answers

Why are the fronts of my calves tight and what do you recommend?

I've been going to the gym for the past few months! It's the best! But the front outsides of my calves and the tops of my feet are being weird and it's getting in the way. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jan 20, 2015 - 20 answers

What might be causing these joint/ankle problems?

It is really unbelievably easy for me to sprain my ankles. It can literally happen when I’m walking from my bedroom to my kitchen, or even just while standing. My other joints aren’t so great, either. Any ideas for what might cause this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2015 - 14 answers

How to exercise: the bad ankle edition

I am currently waiting for ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, but still want to keep as active as possible in the meantime. My two main ways of exercising - riding my horse and playing soccer weekly - are now out of the question, what else can I do to maintain some level of activity that doesn't involve using my injured ankle too much? [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Oct 28, 2014 - 15 answers

Foot guy is sending me to spine guy. What now?

I saw a foot and ankle ortho guy to address bilateral neuropathy, a persistent rash, and excruciating pain that radiates from the outer foot up to my inner knee. (I do not have diabetes.) Dr. Foot & Ankle says all is (mostly) well with the foot and ankle, so he's sending me to Dr. Spine. Is this really the right guy to see next? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Jul 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Ankle injury; help me come up with a taxing cross-training program.

I was recently diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture. I'd like to keep up my aerobic fitness during the 6-8 weeks the doctor said I wouldn't be able to run, but everything I have tried (cycling, aqua running) is not giving me a workout even remotely comparable to that of my running sessions. Please come up with some neato workouts I could try which don't stress the ankle, so I can run strong post-rehab. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 8, 2014 - 17 answers

It's my ankleversary

Sprained my ankle May 2013. It seemed to heal, and now is acting up again. Thoughts? Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Lardmitten on Jun 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Looking for a foot/ortho specialist in Madison

I've managed to injure both my ankles badly enough that I basically can't walk. Any suggestions for an orthopedic specialist in Madison, WI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Do you know any cutting edge data on treating a sprained ankle?

I know "PRICE" Protect, Rest, Ice, Elevate, are there any other things that can help immediately after a sprained ankle, or in the days/weeks after? Are there any scientific studies or journal articles you can link me that show any different or other treatments? I'd like to do anything I can to help healing (foods, human growth hormone, drugs, needles, therapies, anything). By the way,I know I can Ice for 20 minutes, every hour (the most aggressive recommendation I've heard), but if I can take it, can I ice for longer, more often? Coincidentally I have been doing endurance Ice bath immersion lately, so I know I can withstand much longer in an ice bath (70 minutes in 5 degree Celsius water) so wouldn't that be better than 20 minutes every hour?
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Feelin' no pain! But definitely injured-- good thing or bad thing?

YANMD, I know... BUT, sometime between yesterday night and the day before, I definitely injured my ankle. I noticed it feeling a little weird earlier in the day, but was rushing around traveling, so didn't notice until I got to my destination that it's super swollen on the outside right behind the ankle bone. Googling makes me think I've injured my peroneal tendon (I was playing around on a slackline the night before so I must have rolled it?), but the catch is that it doesn't hurt. Part of the outside of my ankle is numb to the touch, and I've been taking ibuprofen to keep the swelling down, but I'm otherwise unsure of what to do as pain is usually my signal for whether to stay off of something or not. For example: I usually run around 8 miles 3x/week-- can I do that still? Or am I tempting disaster? I've never sprained an ankle or injured them in any other way, so I am not even sure how long to rest it or whether to elevate it or what. Suggestions?
posted by shaka_lulu on Jan 24, 2014 - 7 answers

How to baby an injury for a newbie runner?

I'm midway through a 13-week beginner's running program. Today was supposed to be a run day for me, but I noticed a little twinge in my ankle last night, and the soreness has persisted. Skipped the run for today, but I'm wondering how long I should rest the ankle before attempting to run again? Spent the day reading about high ankle sprains and freaking myself out, need some advice from experienced runners. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 11, 2013 - 11 answers

I officially have a bum ankle.

I have sprained my ankle for the second time in three months. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Med mystery #436: what does the following pattern of symptoms suggest?

What started as an overuse injury has bloomed into a shape-shifting pain octopus, over two and a bit years. I’m not sure which pains mean what, or what to emphasize with my rheumatologist. (Maybe this is about me and maybe it isn’t, but I’ll say it’s me for the purposes of this hypothetical question, and nobody’s my doctor, either.) [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

What have I done to my ankle?

YANAD (or maybe you are), but a few weeks ago I suffered a fall from my horse and now there's a funny bump on my ankle. I will be going to my GP sometime soon but am still curious as to what it may be. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Sep 17, 2012 - 5 answers

What's this pain in my ankle?

Pain in my ankle. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on May 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Trying to get on the good foot but this sprain isn't helping

An old foot injury is kicking up. Your advice and experiences wanted. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Why stop the swelling?

Mrs. Musofire strained her ankle. Why are we icing it? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Mar 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Plague with reoccurring ankle injury!

I have this reoccurring injury on my ankle which always happen when I play futsal. [more inside]
posted by ericteoh on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Yoga + deformed feet = ?

I want to like yoga, but I have zero flexibility in my feet/ankles. Do I keep trying or move on? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Aug 15, 2011 - 13 answers

How to live & recover from a broken ankle?

I've broken my Ankle need advise on how to live & recover from it [more inside]
posted by complience on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

Hispanic Parade Ankle Bells !?!?

Seeking large ankle bells like the ones I saw at the NYC Hispanic Day Parade [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on Nov 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me choose some knee and akle braces.

Help me choose some knee and ankle braces. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 answers

How bad do sprained ankles get, anyway?

I have a sprained ankle. Is it worth going to the emergency room for, or can I wait until tomorrow for a regular clinic? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Need a doctor recommendation for my wonky ankle!

I need a doctor to look at my poor, sprained ankle! He or she has to be in nyc and has to see me before 9am or after 5pm. Help! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Confoot be gone!

What can I do now to never get "con foot" ever, ever again? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 27, 2009 - 17 answers

I'm doing it wrong?

I think using an elliptical machine is causing tightness on the outsides of my ankles. What stretches should I do and what should I watch out for in my form while exercising? [more inside]
posted by doift on Apr 26, 2009 - 4 answers

How to stop chronic foot/ankle pain?

Flat feet + bow legs + active lifestyle = near-constant foot pain. What can I do to make my feet ache less? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Apr 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Ankle fusion surgery?

Has anyone here ever had a surgery to fuse your ankle bones together because of osteoarthritis? [more inside]
posted by kittyloop on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers


Please help me develop a one-legged workout. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Mar 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Why won't my sprained ankle heal?

Why does my sprained ankle still hurt after over a month of rest? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Twisted my ankle and now my Knee Hurts after I go running?

Twisted my ankle and now my Knee Hurts after I go running? [more inside]
posted by complience on Nov 27, 2008 - 3 answers

It's big and it's standing at attention

Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Aug 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Am I doing it wrong?

Help me trip less. Maybe it's nothing, but I think there might be something weird going on with the way I walk. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jul 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Super Healing Powers

Any tips for faster ways to recover from a twisted ankle/bruised foot? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jun 6, 2008 - 18 answers

I know plantar fasciitis and you, sir are no plantar fasciitis.

The medial side of my ankle hurts during the first two minutes of walking around each morning. The pain quiets down after 2 minutes or so of moving around. I've had plantar fasciitis before; this feels different. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Cardio for gimps

Are there any good bare-bones cardio workouts I can do while staying off an injured foot? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I get my ankle to bend more?

My left ankle joint is inflexible, which affects my form when I'm working out. Can I change this? What kind of doctor should I see? Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Sep 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Allay my fears of amputation!

What is with these dark spots below my recently sprained ankle? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Apr 18, 2007 - 13 answers

What is wrong with my ankle?

What's wrong with my ankle? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Apr 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Ankle ow woe

This woman in her twenties gets her left ankle sprained every few months. It's very painful, and she does the ice-compression-elevate thing. She wants to reduce the reoccurance of this without wearing a brace forever. Do you have any advice?
posted by Arcaz Ino on Feb 15, 2007 - 29 answers

No insurance ankle sprain medical examination in NYC

Need to find a reasonable (i.e. don't have health insurance) drop in clinic to treat a severe sprained ankle in NYC. [more inside]
posted by lips on Aug 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for an ankle brace

That's it. I've had it. My delicate ballerina ankles get sprained if I step on a piece of string the wrong way. I just sprained the right one again today and enough is enough. I'm going to try to put a plan into action that I thought about a couple years ago. I want to get an ankle brace, maybe even custom-made, that I can wear regularly to prevent this from happening so much. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Jul 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Whoever decided that "Break a Leg" means "Good Luck" should be fed to wolves.

Any recommendations for physiotherapists in Vancouver, BC? Alternately, ideas as to what I should look for and/or avoid? [more inside]
posted by solid-one-love on Apr 17, 2006 - 6 answers

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