3 Different Ways For Resolving Stiffness After Injury
You know that saying if you don’t use it you lose it?
That’s how it is with flexibility.
Getting back the flexibility of my ankle was a big challenge for me, and from experience I know it’s a biggie for others as well. A lot of questions that I get are about stiff and broken ankles (after all, I fractured mine 5 years ago and I haven’t stopped talking about it since). Questions like this one from Poonam: “It’s 12 weeks since I had my surgery for a trimalleolar fracture. Am walking a few steps with a stick. No limp. But have a lot of stiffness in the ankle. How do I deal with that?”
When you don’t use your body, or any part of the body, for a longer period of time, it gets stiff – and actually, it doesn’t matter if we are talking about injury or not.
After two weeks or so of lying in bed back in 2012, when I was still in the cast and spending summer days in the horizontal position, I noticed how stiff my back became. It was a weird, stiff feeling to move side to side. I was prepared for a stiff ankle but I wasn’t prepared for getting stiff anywhere else. I’m pretty flexible naturally, so this experience obviously threw me off. And I have to say that after that day, I included some easy stretching exercises for my back in my daily routine.
So do you struggle getting back the flexibility you lost after your injury? If that’s so, I have a solution for you.
I prepared a video about this where I’m talking about 3 different ways for regaining the flexibility after an injury. And the best thing is – it doesn’t matter what kind of injury you have, what I share with you is going to help you no matter what.
When it comes to flexibility, the first thought for most people is exercise. And yes, exercises are an important part of regaining the flexibility BUT they are NOT the only thing to take care of. In today’s video, I share 3 different ways to improve flexibility and get rid of the stiffness. (magic hint: for best results you have to combine all three).
Watch the video below.
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Things mentioned in the video:
1. [free online course] 7 Essential Ankle Exercises
2. [injured ankle video] Dealing with flexibility/dorsiflexion (join the support group first to watch it)
3. Our community: Injury Recovery BFFs
4. [Ask Maya 4] Walking With A Stiff Ankle?
5. [online course] Guided Healing Meditations
6. [free audio training] Secrets To Best Recovery
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