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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?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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 about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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 3 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

😁

posted 2 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My physical therapist and I just worked on this last week. In stead of walking flat and scuffing, she wants me to walk heel to toe. That’s what most none PD people do evidently. I’ve been walking with my foot flat for so long that it feels awkward to walk any other way, but I am trying hard.

posted 6 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

David is right. There is a brace that can't be seen, that takes the flopping away.

posted over 1 year ago
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