A few years ago i had a severe injury to my ankle. I’ll try and explain it best i can…i was toboganning and hit a cement barrier (like the big ones in parking lots) anyway…my ankle shattered. The talis(?) turned 90 degrees and some smaller bones had broke away and i had a lot of bone fragments in my foot. I now have a screw, 3 pins, and a plate holding my ankle together. I’ve already had 2 pins and a wire removed (i kept them as souvenirs!). The doc said if i was middle-age, i probably wouldn’t be walking again (i was 17 when it happened). I’m sorry i can’t be more clear, as i don’t know the med jargon.
I have extremely limited flexibility and it often gets stiff and sore. It’s hard for me to train legs hard, as my ankle can’t handle the weight my thighs can.
To do squats, i put a 10lb. plate under my heel so i can actually bend far enough. Does anyone know how going up on my toes affects the area of the quad that gets worked? Also, who else has injuries and do you have any good tips to help with joint recovery after a workout?
P.S. thanks for replying to my last post. I’ll try 4-AD when i go back to school and i’ll let you know how i do.