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A 17-year-old female asked:

My ankles hurt when i run it feels as if i don't stop running my ankle is going to come apart. i know its not normal. so what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Difficult to tell: without examination. Was there any trauma involved? Does it hurt immediately when beginning to run? Does it ever hurt any other time. May be as simple as needing more supportive shoes and inserts, but there may also be an injury or structural problem. See specialist and get it checked out.
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Ankle pain: Many athletes who have had previous injuries will end up with ligament damage around the ankle joints. If this is the case they usually complain of a loose feeling or an unstable feeling. There are a variety of treatments to help that are conservative or even surgical. Getting an exam will help pinpoint the problem! Best wishes!

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Last updated May 5, 2016

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