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weak ankles

Posted by john king on 6/30/05 at 14:14 (177577)

Is it possible for long term PF patients to suffer weakened ankles and feet. I seem to lose my footing frequently when tired and fell down a few times when my ankles just give out.

Re: weak ankles

SteveG on 6/30/05 at 19:43 (177599)

John - no doubt. The muscles in your feet and ankles can atrophy. In my second year of PF, my calf muscles got a lot smaller. I am sure something similiar was going on in my feet and ankles. That was one of the reasons I bought the foot trainer advertised on this board. If you don't have the trainer, you should think about it. There are other exercises you can do to strengthen your ankles - do a google search.