Hypomobility Syndrome – Foot and Ankle

Hypomobility Syndrome – Foot and Ankle


The foot and ankle become stiff in all directions of motion both with glides as well as normal physiological motions.  This may be due to chronic degenerative changes (osteoarthritis), prior trauma, or immobilization (after surgery or fracture).


  • Postural and movement cues to decrease compensations for the stiff ankle.  This will prevent further degenerative changes and pain in related joints (hip or knee).
  • Attempt to improve mobility of the foot and ankle – soft tissue, joint, stretching.
  • Improve strength and control of motion that has been gained.

2 thoughts on “Hypomobility Syndrome – Foot and Ankle

  1. Daniel

    Hello recently been diagnosed with hypomobility syndrome which is in all joints where would i find more information about this condition as I’m struggling to find anything thanks

    1. general hypomobility? Do you have a rheumatologist? You might need to figure out if you have ankylosing spondylitis or something along those lines. We see a lot more hypermobility than hypomobility. If you have hypomobility due to an autoimmune condition, many exercises would easily aggravate it. If there is not an inflammatory source, you would do well to move often and do a lot of stretching and eccentric strengthening.

      good luck

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