Whether you’ll be hiking, climbing, or hunting around the Missoula area this summer, you’ll get a back-pack load of helpful information for preventing ankle injuries in my article introduced and linked here. Read on!
You might spend days, even weeks, gearing up for the hike you’ve dreamed of tackling this summer—yet it takes only a split-second to be tripped up by a weak or unprepared ankle. So while you’re checking off your list of needed gear and other accoutrements, put one more item on your list: your ankles.
Are they, like your gear, in tip-top shape? Can they bear the load of your bodyweight plus pack on the shifting landscape and changing terrain below? Heck, simply jogging from your car puts about eight times your bodyweight through your ankle and foot with each step. Obviously, your ankles deserve some pre-hike attention.
For the rest of this article written by Brent Dodge, PT and published in Outside Bozeman, click here.