Pain in the...ankle...: I'm on week 7 and loving... - Couch to 5K

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Pain in the...ankle...

Northernspirit
NorthernspiritGraduate

I'm on week 7 and loving it still, can't believe each time I do a run. Only niggle is my right ankle / side of the heel is giving me a bit of jip (that's northern for pain!) after the run. I'm using ice, anti-inflam gel and taking 2 days between runs. Should I be doing anything else to rid this pain? Should I worry or keep going? It doesn't stop me walking, it's not that bad, but I don't want it to become a problem. See how committed I am to finishing this programe?!

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Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate

Helloooo!! Bit of jip! Haven't heard that for a while!!! Have you got proppa shoes?! I was getting pain in bottom of my foot after a run until I got gait analysis and proppa shoooz!!! Haven't looked back. Apart from that I don't really know what to suggest. Don't run on it if painful though. May end up with nasty injury. Hope it gets sorted for you.

Northernspirit
NorthernspiritGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Thanks :) have got proper shoes, think I might use a tubi-grip on said ankle when running to add a bit of support. Bottom of my foot is fine, it's on the side, maybe just me needing to strengthen up. Trying not to be nesh! There's another word for you :)

Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate in reply to Northernspirit

Ooooh. What's nesh mean??!!! Where are you from?! Is my Geordie slipping??!!!!

Northernspirit
NorthernspiritGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Ha! Lancashire :) it means soft, a wimp :)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Hi Spirit, I had problems with my left ankle when I started the programme. It used to drive me flippin' nuts !

I used to have 2 or 3 rest days in between and used Ibuprofen Gel at night before I went to bed. I also wore a support bandage on it when I ran.

After a while the pain just disappeared and not had any trouble with it since. Just a question of building up overall strength I think.

Good Luck and hope it clears up soon :-) xxx

Northernspirit
NorthernspiritGraduate in reply to poppypug

Hi poppy! That's really good to know, I will add the bandage idea thank you! I desperately want to keep running :) thanks for the tip x

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to Northernspirit

Youre welcome :-) Hope it works xxx

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