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A 21-year-old female asked:

outside foot/ankle pain while swimming and after running, no swelling. what could this be?

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Dr. Leon Shingledecker
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Possiblew tendonitis: Also peroneal tendonitis.
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Podiatry 42 years experience
Tendidnits: Pain on the outside of the foot or ankle after swimming or running may be indicative of peroneal tendinitis, or anterior talo fibular ligament strain of the ankle. If you have a foot or ankle that supinates, it can create lateral strain to both the tendon and the ligamenst causing pain. Try and keep the foot neutral, or in running, get a temporary insole, or have a podiatrist perform a gait analys.

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Last updated Oct 2, 2016

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