Six steps to heal a hot-pocket!

Hot-pockets (or anterior ankle impingement) are brutal in their longevity and recurrence. There is no quick fix for Hot-pockets and it will always be an injury with a long recovery period. There are however, things you can do to try to improve your recovery time. Here are six steps you can use to heal your hot-pocket.

  1. Rest! Let it heal for about 3 weeks.
  2. Mobilize, do mobility exercises as shown in the video.
  3. Foam rolling, also to increase mobility.
  4. Strengthen. Make sure you don’t turn in a couch potato.
  5. Don’t stretch your calves!
  6. Avoid pain!

As you are probably aware, prevention is better than cure and the best way to reduce the risk of injury is with a proper warm up. Check out Skateboardphysio’s post about ‘warming-up’ for more information.

For more detailed info on how to heal your hot-pocket? Check out this video I helped Matt Bear make for his website The Daily Push.

Stay strong, keep skating.

Here is Matt Beare explaining the fastest way to heal your hot-pocket.
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