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If You Where Ankle Weights What Are The Negatives And Positives Of Wearing Them
Ur back pain: Depends on how old you are and how heavy and how long your wear the weights. Can contribute to injury and arthritis of ankles, knees and hips. Anything that causes you to move with an abnormal gait can cause or aggravate back pain. The positive is that your feet will feel lighter for a few minutes after you take them off. Not worth it from risk benefit stand point as far as a training aid.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can be: I personally do not like ankle weight. I prefer to "closed chain exercises." these involve exercises like partial squats, lunges that promote strength of the entire extremity and promote core and balance training as well. There is nothing wrong with ankle weights but i prefer using the whole body and get more bang for the buck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and Tear: I think adding weight to the lower extremity (which is already bearing the entire body weight) is increasing wear and tear on the joints. Also additional pressure would be applied to the neurovascular structures on the inside of the ankle which could cut off circulation and increase the likelihood of tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal use=normal : Very interesting question! ankle weights should not reduce growth under normal use. Any limitation of growth its due to either mechanical injury of the growth plate or hormonal change. Fracture of the growth plate can arrest and limit growth of the involved area. Proper use under the proper amount of time is key. Any strengthening exercises should be done by proper form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle weights: Cheaper: can of soup in a plastic grocery bag to do leg lift exercises. Also, roll ankle on a basketball/soccer ball. Write the letters of the alphabet with your toes. Do heel and toe rises on steps, while holding onto railing. ...Read more
See below: You would be best to check at your local sporting goods store. ...Read more
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