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Excercise you can do with dodgy ankles
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Sewfrickinamazeballs · 24/08/2017 19:37

Hi all

Hoping to get some advice. I really want to get back into shape after having a baby (OK, toddlerWink). My problem is for the last few years I have had problems with my ankles/tendons. I've had physio which helped a bit but generally it gets better on its own for a few weeks then flares up again, to the point where I am hobbling everywhere. My question is what sort of excercise do you suggest would be possible (particular videos, types of excercise, I'm willing to try anything). I use to swim a lot but the pool is trickier to fit in around f/t work and my DD, so looking for something I can do that won't be a problem with dodgy ankles and can be done easily in between everything else in life (and ideally free!). I can't walk too far as my ankles start burning with pain, even things like simple stretches can hurt if they put pressure on that area. I know my weight isn't helping hence trying to do something about it (and hope this helps 'solve' the issue). Any lovely mn advice welcome.

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SuzukiLi · 24/08/2017 19:39

Maybe find some Pilates moves that take the weight off your ankles? I highly recommend blogilates on YouTube!

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NomDePlumeReloaded · 24/08/2017 19:41

You can strengthen your ankles with physio exercises (mainly 'balance' type exercises that concentrate on working the small muscles in your ankles and feet). In the meantime, non weightbearing stuff like cycling, rowing or swimming is beneficial.

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Sewfrickinamazeballs · 24/08/2017 19:45

Ooh, hadn't thought of Pilates. I'll check that out on YouTube. Thanks

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SuzukiLi · 24/08/2017 19:46

She's very loud and American but I think she's great! I'm about to my half hour video, I hope you find one you like!

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NomDePlumeReloaded · 24/08/2017 19:48

Yoga good too, Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube. Avoid the more ouchy (downward dog probably a bit stretchy).

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busyboysmum · 24/08/2017 19:50

I do the Les Mills Body Balance class which I absolutely love. You can trial a 2 week free of their online subscription thingie which is then £10 a month.

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lljkk · 24/08/2017 21:05

Cycling, I should think, but not spinning (too much standing up).

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