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hypermobile ankle

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  • Posted By: iamjustme
  • November 25, 2006
  • 07:45 PM

I was diagnosed with hypermobility in my ankle a while back. I tryed everything to make it become less painful, seeing as I play soccer the less the pain the better:) . I went to physical therapy for a while and have done many exercises and such. Nothing really seems to be working. Is there anything else that i could try? My doctor says he doesn't want to do surgery yet seeing as i am young and active and says that surgery would only make things more complicated. Should I ask someone else about having surgery done to tighten the ligaments? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Hi Katie,Visit www.hypermobility.org it is a support group for the hypermobile. Surgery will not be of help, and may very well make matters worse, as it is a connective tissue condition. You can be classified hypermobile even with one area of you body being affected and experience great discomfort and pain. You will get some great advice on how to cope. Sports and physio can make the area worse. I am hyper mobile in every joint of my body and come under the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III. The best thing for a loose joint is support, I wear soft but firm insteps (I am flat footed) and ankle boots and have suffered two stress fractures just from walking. Can't even swim now, which I am starting to miss. But such is life and fortunately I am not alone.All the bestSearchingsam.
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    • November 25, 2006
    • 11:28 PM
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  • Searchinsam Thank you for your help and advice. I have inserts to wear in my shoes and an ankle brace for when I play soccer so I hope that with these I have enough support. The site that you recommended was of great help, too. I will definitely keep your advice in mind. Thanks again!:)
    iamjustme 6 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 08:40 PM
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