Got ankle pain, or do you perceive that you have weak ankles? One of the many things I do as a coach is helping my clients recover from injuries and help them regain mobility and strength. I use a system called Z Health Performance Solutions for ankle pain relief.
What Can You Do About Ankle Pain?
Lately I’ve been noticing that many active people are asking me questions about recurring ankle sprains, so here’s some important information and a balancing exercise for you to practice.
The discomfort from an ankle sprain does subside, but there still can be issues with the ligament’s neural receptors.
These receptors convey ankle and foot positioning to your brain.
When a sprain impairs receptor function, the brain’s sense of body positioning is thrown off. Your sense of balance is impaired, leaving you unstable and prone to injury.
Try This Exercise For Relief
Once your ankle pain has abated, try this exercise. It can help speed the repair of neural receptors to ensure a complete recovery and offer you ankle pain relief.
Exercise: Grasp a chair for support. Keeping good posture the whole time, stand on the leg with the injured ankle and balance for 60 seconds. Repeat three times a day for four weeks. As this gets easier, try doing it without holding onto a chair and with
your arms folded across your chest.
When you have areas in your body that are getting chronically injured, please have them checked out. There are solutions!
And while we’re on the topic of feet, I recently read a startling statistic.
The soles of shoes carry an average of 421,000 germs, some of which can be very virulent. So, to decrease your risk of contaminating your floors and body by 61%, take off your footwear at the front door!
Whether you prefer to go barefoot or wear house shoes, whatever your choice, do leave those shoes at the door!
If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.
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For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness habit coach on Joyinmovement. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.