OK, so 10 years ago I skateboarded and ****ed up my right ankle. It was a reinjury every couple of months until this past October when I had reconstructive surgery on it. They tightened and reconfigured all of the outer ligaments and the tendon.

My problem is that it will forever be TIGHT. I'm doing some physical therapy to loosen it up, but I'm also lifting. My deadlifts (for instance) are difficult to start flat footed, as my range of motion in that ankle WILL NOT allow me to rest on my heel until the lift has started. This also happens on the way down with squats just about the time I hit parallel.

If I control it with this knowledge, will this be alright? Can I just compensate and get my heel down ASAP on these types of lifts?

Thanks!