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Stubborn ankle dorsiflexion

Exit forum ID Forum Discussion Stubborn ankle dorsiflexion

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by   Christopher Stepien September 1, 2016 at 9:11 am.

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    Scott Glidden

      I’ve got a 25 year old female patient who has worked as a stripper for the past 2 years (lots of high heels). Before I got into ID i only looked into her hip flexors for why her squat was so bad, but after ID I noticed she only has 2-2.5″ of ankle dorsiflexion in either ankle. The entire posterior chain is tight and a bit inflamed and I can’t really get any improvement out of the ankle. She has a lot of things going on in her personal life and has not worn high heels for several months. Would now be an appropriate time for a blood panel? I have worked on her ankles for several weeks and have gotten nowhere. Thanks.


      Brandon Cohen DC, CSCS

        There are a lot of possibilities here. I might have more questions than answers for you.

        What is her chief complaint? Are there other relevant tests that could be helpful? What about selective tension of the FHL or FDL? PK test? What structures have you treated?

        There are some people that just have sucky dorsiflexion.


        Christopher Stepien

          Agreed with Brandon. Need more data.

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