Insufficient Dorsiflexion Syndrome

Insufficient Dorsiflexion Syndrome

Description:

The ankle is stiff into the motion of dorsiflexion and therefore compensations occur which result in pain.  These compensations may cause symptoms seen in both pronation syndrome or supination syndrome.  One additional diagnosis may be an anterior ankle impingement syndrome that is specific to this diagnosis.

Treatment:

  • Cue proper foot alignment.
  • Address restrictions in mobility of the gastrocnemius and soleus.
  • Improve talocrural joint mobility.
  • Adjust shoes as necessary to provide temporary relief (increase heel height), but change back to a flatter shoe when possible or this condition will worsen in the long run.
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