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Hi everyone! Hope this past week brought some advancement for everyone, even if small, as often is the case with our injuries. I have a question I think someone out there may be able to help me with and would love to hear from you. I have started walking barefoot on stairs and seem to be able to walk up stairs, one leg after another (normal type stair climbing), without any problem, but when I try to go downstairs, I feel like my injured leg won't bend at the ankle all the way to go down the step, when I lead with my good leg on the lower step and try to step through with my injured leg from the upper step to the next step. Has anyone else experienced this? It feels kind of like I have a brace around my ankle which won't let it rotate fully. I am wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this and which exercises helped them. I am able to point and flex in exercises no problem, so I am not sure what to do to strengthen my ankle to accomplish this task and I wonder if it is normal to have this problem on the stairs. I think I may need to do more tiptoe holding exercises and Achilles stretches on the stairs perhaps, but really am not sure. Thanks for your help.
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