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  1. #1
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    Default uncooperative foot/ankle, need exercise recs

    I have a really uncooperative foot/ankle problem and am looking for some ideas for stuff to practice so I can develop new muscle memory. I've gotten so that my leg doesn't slip back as much as it used to when I jump, but my foot still rotates out too much. It is just for a second, because usually by landing it is much straighter again.

    If I really think about it, I think I can keep it correct but when I prioritize thinking about something else, it turns. Anyone have some good exercises to practice? (I do work on this with a trainer but I'm open to trying anything, it's driving me nuts)



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    Ditto this request. I am struggling with the same issues. Also, struggle with getting weight into back of leg / ankle as part of securing my lower leg. Great question, anyone have tips?



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    Is this causing an actual problem, or just something that is aesthetically not pleasing?

    Ride without stirrups. Answer to any and all lower leg "issues".
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    The actual problem could be higher up than your foot/ankle. The fact that your foot is moving could be the result of a weakness or issue higher up -- for example, with the iliopsoas, piriformis or sartorius muscles, all of which greatly affect the stability of your entire leg.

    A good physiotherapist could help you pinpoint the specifics.

    Maybe medical mike will see this, he'll probably have some ideas.



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    for me it isn't really causing problems, my spur is very small and my horse doesn't seem to care about that (or react negatively, I should say). but if it is not correct I figure things could be better if I could fix it. I know it is connected to my upper leg b/c if my thigh is flat it is really hard for your ankle to rotate. I've sprained my ankles so many times...so I'm sure that is part of it too. Great suggestion to think about a physiotherapist. thank you.



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