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Long lasting ankle injury

Question: Long lasting ankle injury

Hello.
Thank you for taking the time to look at this. I'm sorry it's quite long.

[How it happened]
Around summer of 2008, I was walking down some stairs and half way down I tripped. When I tripped my left foot kind of slipped and lost some balance. Out of fear of falling down the stairs and injuring myself, I decided to jump off, being able to use just my right foot to launch - causing me to be at a sideways angle upon landing, with my left side facing forward. (Was about 6 stair fall) When I fell I landed bad on my left angle and injured it (it went inward), like a sprained ankle.

[What I did after]
I did do a bit of work on the ankle for about a month cause of work/walking, giving it as much rest as possible though. When it hadn't healed I done everything to give it as much rest as possible, and paid my doctor a visit. He told me not much could be done and suspected, I believe, a "bruised bone." Told me to ice it, spell the alphabet with toe for rehab - as I did for a few months. I thought it worked because I few months later I was completely fine. I'm a high school student and was going to rejoin high school track and with the long down time I started to go running to get more fit. After running I can feel the ankle pain as small stings when I move it a bit. Out of anger of not being able to run (which i love to do), I'd still perform rehab and would strap up the ankle with a stretchable 2ft strap as a small support and would do short 15 minute runs every other day. Till this day the sting still occurs after some runs when i move it deeply inward. just a very small sting.

Right now it would be a dream for this to heal! I want to go running again. I'd also like to know if it's even possible to heal, and if anyone has any idea of what's going on to my ankle, or anything to help, please tell me. ; ;

Thank you very much for reading this, I appreciate all who helps.

Answer:

Hi there

I am an Australian Kinesiologist/sports therapist

I believe you did some damage to the Gastrocnemius muscle. This muscle runs from the back of the leg, just above the knee to the middle of the back of the heel. When this muscle is overtight it pulls the heel upward and mekes people walk with a whipping gait, setting off too soon on the front and toes. It causes a bobbing or whipping motion.
It is usually involved in allergic reactions, and uses as a fuel Vitamin C.
Too many allergic reactions deplete the immune system of this important Vitamin, essential for the formation of collagen from which tendons and ligaments are made. This can make healing a long drawn out process.

Drug use tends to be the major culprit in gastrocnemius problems and it usually dopeys that have this whipping or bobbing walk. If you are a user I would recommend you find what it is in the function of the mind that you are unhappy with and want to alter. This could be an emotional issue from the past.
I recommend thinking about emotions while holding a hand across the forhead. This diffuses the issue and eliminate the unhappiness that leads to drug use in the first place. A recent research indicated that drug use leads to multiple personality issues, and from there leading to bigger problems.
The mind is the bio-computer, and is pre-programmed to do its job in the best possible way without help(?) from drugs. It controls EVERY function in the body. (See interview with Dr Bruce Lipton on the net) I recommend 4000 mg of Vitamin C daily taken at intervals during the day and massaging neuro lymphatic points 2" up from the navel and 1' from centerline.
These points will be painful. Work them deeply for 30 seconds at a time and 6 times daily will reset the muscles and benefit the immune system.
Don't get me wrong, this is not an accusation. I don't know you from a bar of soap. I can only work with common causes to common problems and how to overcome them. Don't hold it against me.

Good luck

Hans de Rycke Fr.R.C.
'Bahk-Ge's Retreat'
Natural and Spiritual Healing Center.