Natalia asks the Guru for advice about both her ankles and achilles

September 17, 2015

Referred a friend and my son to Six in Leadenhall, Neil Rocks and Rachel is awesome I need help now!

Just started playing netball again after 22 years  and worried about my ankles:

My left ankle has pins and plates from an injury years over 15 years  ago.

Its  tender down my Achillies and very stiff and aches after play.

My right ankle and mid foot is very tender and painful after someone landed on it 5 days ago. Had x-ray no breaks but hurts and I limp and hop walking downstairs is a nightmare. Tender down the Achillies also.

Before playing do i strap / spray them? What with? – I’m at a desk in the day what exercises can I do.

If anyone says Netball is a ‘ no contact’ sport they lie!



September 17, 2015

Thanks Natalia

Go for an easy life – make sure you’ve got the correct shoe for the right foot type. Have you ever tried a simple off the shelf orthotic? With a history like yours it would be worth a try…

What about calf strength and glut control – has anyone ever mentioned any of this?

Just bashing on a playing netball will only get your more frustrated.

Keep it very simple!

The Guru

Natalia replies:

Thank you Guru for the very clear advice. I will check out the ‘orthotic’ and get going on the calf and glut exercises.

Guru Responded

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