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    Iím in the final recovery phase of having my right ankle fused. Typical fusion; marrow transplant to induce bone growth with steel plate and lotsa screws. Major joint locked at 90 deg. I should get the docís release for ďnormalĒ activities mid-August. Iím looking at starting the NLP.

    Understanding my range of motion (rom) will be decreased, Iím looking at purchasing a pair of lifting shoes. Are there any thoughts on determining an optimum heel lift height?
    Get a 5/8Ē-3/4Ē heel and go with whatever rom I get? Sequentially add wedges to find optimum height to get required rom? Something else? What is the usual limit on max heel height before you start falling forward too much?

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    Dec 2014
    New York, NY


    How far your knee needs to travel forward will depend on your body proportions and the type of squat you are doing. If you are low-bar squatting you won't need as much forward knee travel (as a high bar squat). I would try and successively add some wood pieces and experiment on your own to figure out the right height before you go and buy a shoe.
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