Couch to 5K

Swollen ankle :'(

Sooo gutted. My right inner ankle around the inner maleolus is all puffy and swollen :( it doesnt give me pain as such, more like an awareness that something isnt right every now and again. It gives me minor discomfort when running so is definately tolerable, but i know if i was listening to someone else telling me this i would tell them not to run until it had either resolved or they had it checked out, so as not to make the problem worse or create bigger problems. I really reeeaaaally dont want to stop running because im scared if i do, i wont be able to start again! Anyone else experienced this??

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Oh no operation! I had a swollen ankle around week 7. Inner pain developed into outer side / puffy. I rested, iced, gelled and it completely went after about a week. Might be totally different but my experience is don't push on if you really feel there's an will bit you on the bum!


definitely don't run ,it can make it worse , follow the PRICE protocol and see how it goes :)


From your own words, it is clear that you know the sensible thing to do is to rest up.


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