Really struggling with pain around my ankle. Might be tendinitis. Really sore and couldn't do my run last night. Gutted is an under statement! I'm 5.3 and just under 9 stone. Haven't trained in years and was doing so well! Am so motivated but this has set me back. I've used mustard powder. Ice, deep heat! Anyone have any tips on what I should do? Should I run through the pain or rest? I've rested for 2 days and it hasn't helped me. Really don't want to give up! Thanks all x


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  • R.I.C.E. is your first port of call. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.

    Google it for details.

  • Don't run through it. Sorry IannodaTruffe but M.I.C.E it - which means the rest isn't immobility but it means don't run but do keep the joint (M)oving gentle.

    Best to Ice 20mins, let it get back to normal temperature then gentle move it, then back to ice. All with your ankle above your hip.

    And make sure you walk before you run!

    You don't say which bit of your ankle and it is a complicated joint. If it isn't improving get it seen to.

  • Thanks so much it's actually on the top of my foot where my laces are! Sorry I wasn't good at biology!! Really want to keep going so that's good advice. New to training and I am loving it! All help is v much needed!!

  • Always happy to be corrected.

  • OK that is not a "worrying" place, so you should be able to get back reasonably soon with the MICE. Make sure you stretch before running.

  • Thanks Nikki will do this and hope to be on the mend soon

  • Don't run through it..if it is pain... stop..then RICE as IannodaTruffe suggests.

  • Thanks Everyone. I'm going to a sports therapist this evening to get some help with stretching and she is going to work on my foot. Fingers (and toes) crossed!

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