I recently completed the C25K without any injuries except a tight right leg calf muscle which just caused me to miss a few days. I went for a run on the 8th Jan and had a niggling pain in my left ankle for the entire run, however I carried on and then did my cool down walk (without limping). However at home within an hour I was limping very badly and my ankle was slightly swollen . Been resting ever since, just walking in the house; however last Saturday I ventured out and did a short walk, and within a short time my ankle was painful again and I resorted to limping again ( back to square one ).
Even though its cold outside I am really missing my runs.
At the time of the recent injury I didn't think it was that bad and thought it would be OK after a few days' rest. How wrong was I. Starting to wonder how long this injury will last before I can run again. If I press with my fingers on either side of the heel (just behind the ankle bone) it is painful. However if I move my foot from the ankle there is no pain from moving it up and down and rotating.
When I have been in running I have been wearing proper trial/running shoes so I do not think its the shoes I am wearing. What I do tend to do is near the end of my run I normally do an extra push to finish on a high.
I have booked an appointment with my doctor to possibly arrange some physio; however they can't fit me in till next Friday. Has anyone else had a similar issue, or could offer any advice?