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Why Do My Ankles Hurt When I Run
Deconditioning: Hi EHerring Most runners over 70 get used to 'start up' pains in knees and ankles...we assume it has to do with less synovial fluid and less elastin in our connective tissue as we age. You might try doing the letters of the alphabet with feet before running to get the fluid flowing. If continues, consult podiatrist or physiatrist. ...Read more
Supination: When we sprint we generally run on the ball of the foot and no heel strike. When we run long distances we have a tendency toward heel striking and this can cause a foot to pronate and the subtalar joint can go.To end rom and jam the joint causing pain. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ankles hurt everytime i run/jog, somewhat of a jarring pain, ever since that one day i decided to run/jog outside during the winter. Why?
Support: Running transmits a lot of stress to your feet and ankles. It is important to support them properly. You need to be wearing the correct shoe for your foot type and may also need orthotics for additional support. I have seen increased problems with the recent popularity of ultralightweight shoes and am not a big fan of them. Also, running off road is usually preferable to pavement. Less shock. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There can be many : Reasons. Are you pronated or flatfooted when standing ? This could be one reason...other reasons can include overdoing it if this is something you just started, the joint itself may have an issue which may need to be checked on xray etc. like a bone spur that can be impinging when the ankle joint is put thru range of motion. ...Read more
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