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If my ankle is stiff and sore, should I just run through the pain/discomfort to loosen it up?

If my ankle is stiff and sore, should I just run through the pain/discomfort to loosen it up?

Possible Problem: No. A stiff sore ankle is a sign of inflammation. This could be the result of an injury or of repeated microtrauma. You it needs to be treated with some rest, possibly nsaid's, and then a gradual return to exercise. If is does resolve with a few days of rest or it it recurs when you return to exercise - you should have it evaluated by you physician or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Why is it that my ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

Why is it that my ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

Ankle: The range of motion is simply good for it . But, as stated an exam to be sure it isn't something else is on order. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

A few thoughts...: Could be arthritis as some people have start-up stiffness that diminishes after they get going. Also if there is swelling that is a component this may decrease with activity and allow greater range of motion. Could also be tendinopathy/paratenonitis. I would need more information to get you a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to make an appointment. ...Read more

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How can I get the stiffness and the soreness away of a sprained ankle?

How can I get the stiffness and the soreness away of a sprained ankle?

Ice therapy: I like ice therapy three to four times a day. This combined with use of otc anti-inflammatories, massage, topical sprain over-the-counter meds and professional physical therapy can all help. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of sore ankle. Suspect this was attributed to running. Please advise. Using orthotics. ?

Sudden onset of sore ankle. Suspect this was attributed to running. Please advise. Using orthotics. ?

Rest & see foot doc: Ankle pain after changing activity can be due to tendonitis or shin splints. It's hard to say for sure, because we need to know how long you've had it, how long you've been running, etc. Did you orthotics or are you asking if you should? See your doc or a podiatrist to figure out what's going on. Back off some of the running and don't do it if it hurts. Stretch well before and after, always! ...Read more

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When I run my ankles or knees will hurt and feel sore immediantly any tips on how to run without pain in ankles and knees ?

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When I run my ankles or knees will hurt and feel sore immediantly any tips on how to run without pain  in ankles and knees ?

Strengthen....: Strengthening your hips, knees, and ankles will often make it easier to run without pain. The best thing to do is see your doctor who may refer you to a physical therapist. One can also get exercises off the internet. Be sure to have well fitting shoes, proper arch support, and exercise on a flat, stable surface. If overweight, one should lose some weight... All of these ideas will help. ...Read more

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Is it normal 4 ankles & feet 2 become sore a week after running? Stopped running a week ago. Particularly on 1 ankle. Hurts 2 walk & twist for 3 days

Common: These are common problems frequently encountered when a runner begins with his/her running problem, and just indicates you have probably pushed yourself too much. You should back off a few more days, then restart but limit your distance for the first few weeks. If you have no further injuries you should gradually increase your activity. ...Read more

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Soreness in both my ankles (limping) day after run 3 miles. Had MRI and rehab after twist a couple years ago. Doc said just a lot of junk in there.

Soreness in both my ankles (limping) day after run 3 miles.  Had MRI and rehab after twist a couple years ago. Doc said just a lot of junk in there.

Junk: Mabe the cause of your pain, likely referring to synovitis and osteochondral defects. Try nsaids and possible steroid injection into ankle or cleaned out with scope. ...Read more

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