I started getting a few aches and twinges a month ago and thought I needed new shoes.
I DID need new shoes because when I put my old ones on a flat surface they leaned considerably toward the inner edge. (Good tip I read somewhere). No wonder I was having aches and pains!
So I tootled off to Sweatshop, did the usual gait analysis and came away with a nice new pair.
I followed the advice from the guy at Sweatshop and ran them in a bit (boom boom!). The "old" twinges disappeared after a few runs but I had a new twinge from my right ankle which I didn't have before. At first I thought it was just my feet getting used to the new shoes so I took it very slowly and reduced my distance, took extra rest days, stretched and used my foam roller every day. But still my ankle wasn't right. I felt it on every run. It was manageable but not great. On Monday, I ran 5k and had to stop because it was painful.
I thought it might be the shoes so I took them back to Sweatshop and they changed them for a nice pair of Brooks. They look fab EXCEPT on their first outing my ankle is worse! Only did 3k in them (running them in) but don't know I could have done more anyway because my ankle was quite painful. All the advice on here kept ringing in my ears and so I am off to physio tomorrow evening.
I'm praying to the gods of running that the physio will be able to fix me and I won't have to stop running.
Please, please, please.........