In this post we discuss how improving your muscular system can eliminate chronic ankle pain and inflammation.
8 years ago Hayden tore the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) in his ankle.
The damage to the ligament was severe enough to require surgical intervention to have it reattached. He has suffered chronic pain and inflammation in the joint ever since.
Still in his early 30s and previously very active, Hayden was unable to even take a walk without experiencing significant pain and inflammation in his ankle. His goal of playing a round of golf without incurring debilitating pain seemed a long way off.
All of this despite hours of rehabilitation.
The medical solution, immunosuppressants
Naturally this situation was getting him down. When his rehab failed to restore even minimal function back to his ankle, Hayden was referred on for further investigation.
The medical solution was to prescribe immunosuppressants to control the inflammation. This worked to a certain extent, although as soon as Hayden stopped taking the medication the inflammation would reappear.
This is what Hayden had to say recently after 6 sessions of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and a targeted programme of isometrics.
“Paul has transformed my mobility. After tearing the ligaments in my ankle 8 years ago, I wasn’t able to walk for a day without ankle pain. I was prescribed potent immunosuppressants to combat the inflammation in the joint but this did not solve the problem. After 6 weeks of training with Paul I am now able to walk, run and even play football without pain. The impact of improving my muscular system has been profound.”
Whilst I enjoy getting 5 star reviews from great people like Hayden, they are not my end goal. My wider mission is to demonstrate the profound effect exercise can have when it’s applied in the right way.
It’s troubling to think there are more people out there who are taking powerful medication, when the underlying issue may be a deficit in their muscular system. Especially when the long term health consequences of this type of medication are considered.
To resolve injury the impact on the muscular system must be addressed
The effect of ankle sprains on the muscular system and in particular the peroneal muscles are well documented. It is possible to reverse these changes with the right approach however.
Of course this situation is not limited to the ankle. Wherever injury has taken place there will be changes to the muscular system, both at the injury site and further afield. These changes can linger for years and cause further issues unless addressed directly.
If you are struggling to recover from injury, get your muscular system assessed. We offer a Discovery Session to do just that.