May 04 2012
Has anyone out there, in the later stages of recovery/rehab, experienced pain / tightness at the front side of inner ankle bone? For me this is associated with mostly with plantar flexion at the end of my range… and is preventing me from getting a full range in that direction. To further explain, doing bi-lateral calf raises - I get to a certain point and the pain & tightness in the front of the ankle bone stops me from getting to full extension rather than calf weakness or achilles soreness. It also crops up sometimes with more intense achilles tendon stretches. Doc took a 5 second look and said "slightly pronated" & gave me a lateral heel wedge for my shoe (inside edge, which I am not sure as to whether it is helping or hurting the situation). PT says stretching the top of the foot by kneeling with toes pointed back and sitting on my heels - which I have been doing religiously as a part of my regimen, but still not seeing progress with the issue.
Frustrating to have everything else going well and being hindered in ROM and the duration that I can be on my feet by a "non-injured" part of the foot! So wanted to check and see if anyone else has gone through this type of issue… my inclination is to push through it, but I also don’t want to create new problems in doing so. Any thoughts or experiences, stretches or strengthening ideas are appreciated.