Ankle pains

Having pains around ankle area when running

6 messages
07/10/2013 at 15:59

I start running again around a month or so ago.

When I am running I am having some pain in and around my ankle area.  I am wondering; is it something that continuing to run on will sort out in a matter of weeks or is it something I should go and seek medical advice on?

Am starting to wonder about it and am looking for opinions.  Would a gel pad in my running shoe help as my foot goes inward when running causing blisters on my inner foot also.

07/10/2013 at 16:47

Lot's of possible medicl and equipment causes.. poor fitting/wrong type of shoes, not warming up, etc.

Have you changed shoe brand, got new ones (same brand), does it happen on hills, flat, downhill?

If it is very painful, I would certainly try and find the cause before trying to run through the pain - as this may lead to further issues.

07/10/2013 at 16:51

I initially wasn't using running shoes and have bought a pair since. I am hoping I won't need to go and buy a new pair but may need to if that is the issue.  And runs are flat runs on concrete cycle paths (I thought perhaps the heavier impact may have been part of the issue)

07/10/2013 at 17:59

If a novice runner - who is serious about running AND not getting injured, it is well worth the extra cost and go to a 'proper' running shop who can analyse your gait, etc. They will then suggest a shoe suitable for you.

I did this about a year ago after guessing what kind of shoe I needed - bad mistake. Blisters, pains, etc. 

07/10/2013 at 20:54

Yeah I am looking to compete on a reasonable level and want to be able to put the training in throughout the winter so I am ready when the track season arrives.

As I don't have the money at the moment for a new pair of running shoes, are the gel things that go in your shoes a good temporary measure until I can afford the new pair?

10/10/2013 at 17:23

Got a new pair of shoes today, so much more comfortable so looking forward to giving them a go later on tonight if the wind and rain eases up.  Bright blue though!!

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