My ankles are really starting to piss me off. I can’t squat without a dime under my heels, lest I fall flat onto to my face (literally). It’s strating to effect every part of my athletic life.
Shit, it even effects my ability to WALK UP HILLS (lot of hills where I’m at).
Can anyone suggest a way to fix this? I stretch them near constantly, but nothing seems to help.[/quote]
This therapist says you should try having someone help you passively stretch. By this I mean you would lie on your back on a bed or the floor, then they would passively do a hamstring stretch while your leg is strait, when they get to your pain zone they would stop, and then gently (and I mean ever so gently)while supporting said leg, they will grasp foot on the underside of shoe or foot and put pressure on toes/ball of foot. At first you will feel like your being electrocuted so go easy.
If possible applying moist heat to the heel cords may help warm them up.
Massage (by anyone) would help as well and possibly a trip to your local “Good Feet Store” (see if there is one in your area.)As you may be way out of alignment which would contribute to tight heel cords.