My left ankle has always had poor dorsoflexion flexibility thanks to various sprains and chipped bones etc. Ive had it cleaned out, and while ROM is 90% of my better ankle, its still tight and requires heaps of mobility work to get it going.
Recently I have been doing heaps of knee to wall ankle mobility drills to help with the flexibility, and my anterior knee pain has increased. I have suffered from mild anterior knee pain before and I had always put it down to been related to my poor ankle mobility.
Anyway my question is; are my knee-to-wall ankle mobility drills irritating my anterior knee? I had read somewhere that the knee-to-wall drill can make anterior knee pain worse. What should I be doing instead?
- Poor ankle mobility.
- Doing knee-wall ankle mobility drills, which seems to be improving ankle mobility but making anterior knee pain worse.
- What other mobility stretches should I be doing?