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I Have A Stiff Ankle In My Right Foot That Makes The Foot Hits The Ground Flat Causing The Entire Leg To Take The Shock. Anyone Can Help?

I Have A Stiff Ankle In My Right Foot That Makes The Foot Hits The Ground Flat Causing The Entire Leg To Take The Shock. Anyone Can Help?

posted August 27, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I was having problems with my right ankle. I was seeing A Physical Therapist and she suggested i stretch out with one leg forward and one leg back straight, do for one minute, and then switch. I have been doing this for a while and it has helped my ankle get more movement. you should feel it in the back of your legs. you may need to bend your leg more to get the pulling in the back of your leg.
hope this helps.
I see a Physical Therapist that works with people who have Parkinsons

posted September 10, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My left foot dropped and turned in so it was like a magic act where I learned to trip myself. The things that come with PD could be it's own comedy act if it wasn't so frustrating. My doc suggested a brace but I was able to correct the problem with PT as Sulyn described in her post. It took several sessions to re-train my brain but PT did work and has lasted more than 1 yr without the brace.
Nice to know the brace is still a possibility if the PT losses effectiveness.
Maria

posted June 18, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have that problem. In my case it's called neuropathy due to a pinched nerve, this is called stenosis. Some days I feel like a clown at a circus, with the bigfoot flopping making the flopping noise. I volunteer at the hospital and they can hear me flopping, flopping down the halls!

posted April 29, 2020
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I had my left foot turning down and in toward my right foot and I was tripping myself- as silly as that may sound. I did PT ordered by my neuro and it took several months of PT but the problem has been gone for more than 2 yrs.
Maria

posted March 1
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I've got some hard water in my right ankle it was shattered in a car wreck. I've got plates and screws, I also have neuropathy in both legs so when I walk it's like I'm stomping. I've had PT it has helped, but if I don't think about how I'm walking I go back to walking real hard or better yet I will fall. I need to learn how to slow down when I walk also.
Blessings
Susan

posted October 17, 2021

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