Ankle problems

Each of us has an innate reflex programmed into our brains from the time we are babies.  It's called the right reflex.  Grab a snake just below its head and watch it squirm and twist trying to right itself and relieve that pressure.  Well, if you've ever seen an old western film where someone is getting hung, you've probably seen humans do the same thing.  We kick and we squirm to try and right ourselves to relieve that pressure.  Believe it or not, the same thing happens to your body when you have a misalignment at the top of the neck.  I call it the brainstem subluxation, typically, but today we'll call it a mini-hanging.  When someone gets hung, the thing that brings them to their ultimate demise is that the second bone in the beck gets snapped back so severely that it severs the lower most part of the brainstem.  Similarly, when you have a misalignment to one of the top two bones in the neck that surround the brainstem, it torques the lower most part of the brainstem.  Since it is subtle, you will rarely even notice, but quietly your body's righting reflex kicks in and your body starts shifting.  That compensation will go all the way down to your feet and ankles.  One shoulder generally pulls higher than the other...one hip generally pulls higher than the other...and because your legs and hips are attached, then one of your legs pulls shorter than the other. 

To put it simply, you end up standing slightly crooked.  The muscles all the way from your face to your feet adapt.  It's like shifting the foundation of your house and the rest of the house shifting with it.  Because of the leg length difference, and the fact that you end up constantly leaning to one side and putting more weight on one side vs. the other, your ankles become weak and unbalanced.  Try holding a 5 lb. dumbbell in one hand and a 10 lb dumbbell in the other and see how comfortable that is...

Fix the foundation and watch everything else fall back into place.  The shoulders balance, the hips balance, and the legs balance.  Your susceptibility to ankle problems decrease dramatically.