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Postby debs67 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:32 pm

When trying to stand up and walk my ankles are sore and feel as if im going to go over on them. Does anybody else have this problem :(
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Re: feet

Postby denys » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:21 pm

Yes its why I use a stick to get around

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Re: feet

Postby Gracious » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:24 pm

Debs, I had this issue last year, fortunately I was seeing a physio at the time, I was recommended some strengthening exercises which helped greatly. Calf raises and standing on a wobble cushion, as shown below:
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With the calf raises I started with just 5 reps, 3 times every second day, morning, noon and evening, then built that up to every day over two weeks. After that, increased reps by 2 every 2 weeks. Increments are slowly introduced to prevent flare issues.

Once I was up to 10 reps 3 times a day it was then they introduced standing on a wobble cushion, I always had a chair handy or wall to steady myself. Started on it for 1 minute a day and built up to 5 mins very slowly so not to cause flare.

I was also doing 10mins of walking ever second day too thoughout this.

It made a huge difference to me, but I accept that may not be the case for everyone, just thought I'd share.

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Re: feet

Postby debs67 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:06 pm

Thanks i will have a go :-D
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Re: feet

Postby Charmed » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:22 pm

Thank you Gracious,

I think even I could give that a try.

I've been thinking about exercising whilst sitting, I could add the calf exercise to my routine. I may buy one of these stretchy band things too. :flowers:
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