I don't think it is Arthritis, however... Strange Ankle Problems : I play competitive Football (Soccer) 2-3 times a week, having played at a high level my whole life. No previous bad injuries to note.
The last few months, around 5-6 months, my ankle joints are finished.,,, I mean, I am able to walk, run, crossfit and play soccer still fine, but in the mornings and generally around the house during the days I am not at work... all you hear is 'click, click..' when i walk. Even now sat relaxing with my feet up watching a game, turning my ankles
I do get the odd 'knock' on my ankle and turn on them quick during games, but I am wondering - given I am 25, male, lean, fast and strong everywhere else, could it be diet related? Its the only thing I can put it down to...am i missing nutrients for my bones/joints?
I'd google this - but prefer to hear from people on here, great minds and seen some amazing info
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on May 17, 2012
at 05:23 PM
IT sounds like a muscle imbalance/tighness issue. Have you ever checked out www.mobilitywod.com ? It's an amazing site, K-star is the man. I have a similar issue with my knee from playing squash for years (but mine is arthritis). I do an exercise from mobilitywod that is a lot like traction for the leg (basically pull on my foot away from me to create"space in the joint" which helps it function properly.
Also, I highly recommend doing some barefoot training. You may end up need a bigger pair of cleats after you do this for a while!
hope this helps -p
on May 07, 2012
at 10:10 PM
I would get some serious bodywork/ exercise help. You probably have a muscular imbalance/triggerpoints. You just need release and retraining. Finding a good therapist is a problem, possibly, because this area is between chiro, massage, PT, and each therapist also just has a piece of the puzzle. It is about deactivating the facilitated muscle, activating the inhibited muscle, and then stretching to make sure everything has enough room. Your therapist(s) need to be looking at all that. Short take: you could probably get somewhere with just triggerpoint/neuromuscular therapy on your lower body. Sounds like you have really tight calves, barring previous injury. My 2 cents, and I do this for a living.