Stiff Ankles – Are they causing your injuries?
Stiff ankles are responsible for a lot of running injuries further up your leg. Shin pain, knee pain, ITB problems, hip and glute pain and lower back pain can all be caused, or exacerbated, by stiff ankle joints. Especially if one ankle is stiffer than the other.
With some fairly basic equipment ( a high-strength resistance band), and the right knowledge, there is a lot you can do to improve your ankle mobility.
Watch this video to learn how to self-assess whether your ankles are stiff, and if they are stiff, learn how to improve them.
Improving your ankle mobility, especially getting them to move symmetrically, will help to reduce the chances of them causing overuse injuries in your knees, hips and lower back.