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Chronic Ankle Sprain with weak hip making recovery more difficult {Lacey Wa}

This young patient had a chronic ankle sprain that WOULD NOT GET BETTER,  He wore a brace but still had pain after more than 6 months.  To make matters worse, the hip on the right side (where the ankle sprain was) became weak from the pain.  You can see his right knee collapses in when he does a right leg mini squat.

Right knee collapses with single knee squat

After we gave him this exercise:

he and stretched the right front/inner hip, he had more control:

And now he runs side to side like this:

  • J. Comstock

    I’m a believer- and I can always use a Starbucks card!

    • Lc

      Just entered your name!

  • Backstrom5

    Have you also evaluated any need for an in the shoe orthotic?

    • Lc

      Yes, and he ended up not needing one.  Thanks for the question!

  • Mtb321

    He’s doing great and looking forward to a painless season of basketball!  thanks for everything.

  • nick

    My hip is more flexible and my core strength is increased.