Don't misconstrue the issue.
Originally Posted by jjsoundoc
I've always had problems with weak ankles. I've managed to sprain an ankle walking off of a curb, even inside a ski boot!
Does anyone have suggestions on how to strengthen ankles?, is a balance pad a good start?
I look forward to any help..
Right now I'm suffering through an injury to my Calf and ankle. I re-aggravated an old ankle sprain. Let me correct your thinking on some things. It is not surprising that you sprained your ankle in a ski boot. My original sprain was due to my skiing bumps with a rear entry boot. Lately, I re-aggravated this injury by using leather lace boots and skiing lift-service tele. I only had aggravated it slightly, but since I was also skating and DH skiing, it was a preparation for disaster. It's imperitive to have a very sturdy boot and tight fit. There are many yoga exercises for your ankles which I recommend. I use them. I am also considering taping my ankles again. After the original injury, I taped them with a lot of success. Two years ago I also aggravated my ankle WSing, dis-mounting the board in shallow water. I started wearing neoprene ankle braces which I bought in a Hockey shop. Taping didn't work in the water. Often you can twist your ankle while walking on city streets especially those with curbs. It isn't so unique to you. Just walk it out. Again, what kind of shoe were you wearing? Various other stretches and exercises can help. Try standing on your toes often during the day. Prabably, if I every go back to lift service tele with leather boots, I'll tape my ankles. I'm also considering having a cobbler stitch a belt into my leather boots. My dad had a pair of leather ski boots with a strap-and-buckle. One other thing, try swimming for exercise. I hate pools, but I am now thinking about it.