One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, we’ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
How can I make my ankles more comfortable when I invert?
While inverting can be one of the most relaxing things you do all day, some people do experience mild ankle discomfort when they are inverting. But don’t worry – there are several things you can do to improve ankle comfort so you can get the full enjoyment out of your inversion experience.
First thing’s first: Make sure you are wearing socks and lace-up shoes. Yes, we know that sometimes lacing those puppies up can be a pain, but we recommend this from a safety perspective – and because the shoes and socks provide a good cushion to support your ankles as you invert.
Okay, so now that you’ve got your sneakers on, we want you to check out how tight you are securing your ankles. While the fit should be snug enough so that you don’t feel like you are sliding around, you don’t need to secure your ankles absolutely as tight as you can. Clamping down your ankles too much can cut off circulation and trap your ankles in an uncomfortable position. Try setting your tether strap to a very mild degree of inversion and test your ankle lock setting to see if it is comfortable before you progress to a more advanced degree of inversion.