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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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Having aching pain starting in hips and running down to the ankles. Nothing is helping.

Having aching pain starting in hips and running down to the ankles. Nothing is helping.

Back ache or injury?: Any injury to lower back or pain to lower back? You may be experiencing nerve compression of the spinal nerves in lower back. Pinched nerves can cause a host of symptoms. ...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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I have taken two weeks off from running and when i started this week i started to feel really sore on my legs and ankles. What is the reason to feel really sore on my legs?

Fatigue: There are lots of reasons your legs may hurt. Fatigue from doing too much, too fast. Poor shoes. Poor biomechanics. I would look at my running shoes and see if they need replacement. If not then visit your favorite podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Tendinitis : Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pains. Best to have the condition evaluated by your local podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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