I've been suffering for about two months now, with an ankle injury. I went over on it, on some uneven pavement and I haven't been able to run properly since. I went to see my doctor who was really only interested in whether I could walk.He gave me pain killers and I've rested it, iced it, elevated it and stretched it but each time I've tried to run, I've had to turn back.
I decided I would bite the bullet and sod the expense and went to see a sports physiotherapist. He could see in an instant what the problem was. Because my ankle is weak, (the ligaments are torn and the bone is bruised) I'm running in a different way to compensate and causing more damage to the other side of my ankle.
He gave me a painful massage around my ankle and some ultrasound treatment with an excercise programme to do at home involving aligning my knees to my ankles and strength work. I haven't to run for four weeks but can cross train to keep up my fitness.
Although I'm gutted about not being able to run, I feel positive that this is going to work and I will run stronger because of it and possibly prevent further injury. I'm doing the excercises diligently and keeping my fingers crossed for a full recovery.