sore ankle

Discussion in 'Triathlon' started by Tony, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    I went on a long run early yesterday morning, infact it was the longest I
    have ever ran. I went ten miles and my left ankle is paying for it now.
    The thing is I don't know why it hurts so bad. I tried to get in a half
    hour job in this morning and only lasted a few hundred feet.

    Do you know what could be wrong? It's not like I rolled it during the run
    or anything, and it did not hurt at the time. It started to hurt a few
    hours later, and has been getting progressively worse.

    At first I thought maybe the distance was the issue, but I have been really
    good at easing into the distance. I started running ten weeks ago and I
    increase the mileage by 1 mile per week. Therefore I am scheduled to run 11
    miles next wee. But as stated before I barely made it past the driveway this
    morning.

    Am I doing something wrong? Has this happened to you? What should I do?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Best,

    Tony
     
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  2. Triathlete

    Triathlete Guest

    Tony wrote:
    > I went on a long run early yesterday morning, infact it was the longest I
    > have ever ran. I went ten miles and my left ankle is paying for it now.
    > The thing is I don't know why it hurts so bad. I tried to get in a half
    > hour job in this morning and only lasted a few hundred feet.
    >
    > Do you know what could be wrong? It's not like I rolled it during the run
    > or anything, and it did not hurt at the time. It started to hurt a few
    > hours later, and has been getting progressively worse.
    >
    > At first I thought maybe the distance was the issue, but I have been really
    > good at easing into the distance. I started running ten weeks ago and I
    > increase the mileage by 1 mile per week. Therefore I am scheduled to run 11
    > miles next wee. But as stated before I barely made it past the driveway this
    > morning.
    >
    > Am I doing something wrong? Has this happened to you? What should I do?
    > Thanks for your help.



    I am sorry to hear that your feet are hurting you when you were doing so
    well.

    Did you run on any soft ground or grass? If so, this can tend to stretch
    your tendons and/or muscles farther then they are used to being
    stretched, even though it is nicer on other parts of your body.

    Spend time loosening and warming the feet and ankles up *not stretching*
    before you run. If you stretch before you run this can cause muscles
    that are not used to stretching to also stretch farther then normal. But
    if you warm them up by walking and then do something like alternating
    toe lifts (while the other foot is well planted on the floor, so that
    you are just rolling the loose foot up gently without weight), then this
    should help, also you can do small circles with the ankles.

    In the mean time, ice and use hot water 3x's back to back for 10 to 15
    minutes each. You could have one foot in the hot bucket of water, and
    one in the cold bucket of water and alternate the buckets. Try to have a
    large enough bucket so your toes do not get cramped (something like a
    turkey pot?) Adding some epson salts and some essential oils like
    peppermint and other healing oils will help out a lot.

    When you wake up in the morning before you get out of bed, do ankle circles.

    Your shoes could also be worn out and the long run exasperated the worn
    out shoe problem. Or you may need orthodics for longer runs, because of
    the extra pounding, or a different type of shoes meant for longer runs
    or a different type of feet. Do you use different shoes to alternate for
    running during the week? And do you walk and run in different shoes?
     
  3. In a lot of cases where I hear about these kinds of issues it's because your
    shoes are too worn or are the wrong kind of shoes for you. How old are
    they? If you look at the treads are they noticably worn? Have you been
    fitted for running shoes by somebody who really knows about what makes a
    good fit for somebody?

    It made a huge difference in my running, and in my ability to avoid injury,
    when I got some professional advice from a running shoe expert. (not just
    some minimum wage Foot Locker person but a running shoe specialist who is
    herself an accomplished marathoner).

    Aloha,

    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr
    http://www.factplace.com/triathlon.htm

    "Tony" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I went on a long run early yesterday morning, infact it was the longest I
    >have ever ran. I went ten miles and my left ankle is paying for it now.
    >The thing is I don't know why it hurts so bad. I tried to get in a half
    >hour job in this morning and only lasted a few hundred feet.
    >
    > Do you know what could be wrong? It's not like I rolled it during the run
    > or anything, and it did not hurt at the time. It started to hurt a few
    > hours later, and has been getting progressively worse.
    >
    > At first I thought maybe the distance was the issue, but I have been
    > really good at easing into the distance. I started running ten weeks ago
    > and I increase the mileage by 1 mile per week. Therefore I am scheduled
    > to run 11 miles next wee. But as stated before I barely made it past the
    > driveway this morning.
    >
    > Am I doing something wrong? Has this happened to you? What should I do?
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Tony
    >
     
  4. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Thanks for your reply's,

    This is the first pair of true running shoes I have ever had. They are
    Asics Evolution. I went to a specialized shop and they said I was an
    over-pronater. I have put 147 miles on them and the tread is in great
    shape.

    I hurt it 4 days ago and it hurts more every day. The strange thing is,
    only the left foot hurts. Also, there is little to no swelling at all, yet
    it just kills. I have had many sprained ankles in my time and this feels
    nothing like it, I'm talking PAIN. But only pain when I walk, or attempt to
    jog and run.

    On the bike I don't feel a thing, I went 33 miles this morning and it didn't
    bother me at all. Once I got off the bike and walked around the car to
    place it on the rack the pain became unbearable.

    Do you think maybe the kid who sold me the shoes was wrong about being an
    over-pronater? He was quite young, like 17 years old. I am not a doctor, so
    I don't know if it is a muscle or tendon, or ligament, or bone issue. Do I
    treat them all the same way?
     
  5. Bob Haase

    Bob Haase Guest

    Tony wrote:
    > Thanks for your reply's,
    >
    > This is the first pair of true running shoes I have ever had. They are
    > Asics Evolution. I went to a specialized shop and they said I was an
    > over-pronater. I have put 147 miles on them and the tread is in great
    > shape.
    >
    > I hurt it 4 days ago and it hurts more every day. The strange thing is,
    > only the left foot hurts. Also, there is little to no swelling at all, yet
    > it just kills. I have had many sprained ankles in my time and this feels
    > nothing like it, I'm talking PAIN. But only pain when I walk, or attempt to
    > jog and run.
    >
    > On the bike I don't feel a thing, I went 33 miles this morning and it didn't
    > bother me at all. Once I got off the bike and walked around the car to
    > place it on the rack the pain became unbearable.
    >
    > Do you think maybe the kid who sold me the shoes was wrong about being an
    > over-pronater? He was quite young, like 17 years old. I am not a doctor, so
    > I don't know if it is a muscle or tendon, or ligament, or bone issue. Do I
    > treat them all the same way?
    >
    >

    Sounds like it could be a stress fracture. Have you thought about
    seeing a doctor?

    Bob
     
  6. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Bob, unfortunately you were 100% correct.

    It is infact a broken foot. There are two stress fractures just below my
    ankle. This really sucks. My first Triathlon is only 57 days away, I did
    not need this right now.

    Training must go on. I guess I will go heavy on the swim and bike now that
    there will be no run for a while.

    Have you ever had one, or know anyone who has? What kind of time are we
    talking here? The Doctor was way to general, "I have seen recovery any from
    short to extremely long periods of time." That is all he could tell me.



    "Bob Haase" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Tony wrote:
    >> Thanks for your reply's,
    >>
    >> This is the first pair of true running shoes I have ever had. They are
    >> Asics Evolution. I went to a specialized shop and they said I was an
    >> over-pronater. I have put 147 miles on them and the tread is in great
    >> shape.
    >>
    >> I hurt it 4 days ago and it hurts more every day. The strange thing is,
    >> only the left foot hurts. Also, there is little to no swelling at all,
    >> yet
    >> it just kills. I have had many sprained ankles in my time and this feels
    >> nothing like it, I'm talking PAIN. But only pain when I walk, or attempt
    >> to
    >> jog and run.
    >>
    >> On the bike I don't feel a thing, I went 33 miles this morning and it
    >> didn't
    >> bother me at all. Once I got off the bike and walked around the car to
    >> place it on the rack the pain became unbearable.
    >>
    >> Do you think maybe the kid who sold me the shoes was wrong about being an
    >> over-pronater? He was quite young, like 17 years old. I am not a doctor,
    >> so
    >> I don't know if it is a muscle or tendon, or ligament, or bone issue. Do
    >> I
    >> treat them all the same way?

    > Sounds like it could be a stress fracture. Have you thought about seeing
    > a doctor?
    >
    > Bob
     
  7. Bob Haase

    Bob Haase Guest

    Sorry to hear that I was right Tony.

    I had a stress fracture in my tibia (sp?). It was a long time ago, but
    I seem to remember that it took somewhere between one and two months to
    heal completely.

    You are right not to run. Don't run at all for a couple of weeks! I
    think I did some running in beach sand after a few weeks, but did a lot
    of seated cycling and swimming.

    Good luck!

    Bob

    Tony wrote:
    > Bob, unfortunately you were 100% correct.
    >
    > It is infact a broken foot. There are two stress fractures just below my
    > ankle. This really sucks. My first Triathlon is only 57 days away, I did
    > not need this right now.
    >
    > Training must go on. I guess I will go heavy on the swim and bike now that
    > there will be no run for a while.
    >
    > Have you ever had one, or know anyone who has? What kind of time are we
    > talking here? The Doctor was way to general, "I have seen recovery any from
    > short to extremely long periods of time." That is all he could tell me.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bob Haase" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Tony wrote:
    >>
    >>>Thanks for your reply's,
    >>>
    >>>This is the first pair of true running shoes I have ever had. They are
    >>>Asics Evolution. I went to a specialized shop and they said I was an
    >>>over-pronater. I have put 147 miles on them and the tread is in great
    >>>shape.
    >>>
    >>>I hurt it 4 days ago and it hurts more every day. The strange thing is,
    >>>only the left foot hurts. Also, there is little to no swelling at all,
    >>>yet
    >>>it just kills. I have had many sprained ankles in my time and this feels
    >>>nothing like it, I'm talking PAIN. But only pain when I walk, or attempt
    >>>to
    >>>jog and run.
    >>>
    >>>On the bike I don't feel a thing, I went 33 miles this morning and it
    >>>didn't
    >>>bother me at all. Once I got off the bike and walked around the car to
    >>>place it on the rack the pain became unbearable.
    >>>
    >>>Do you think maybe the kid who sold me the shoes was wrong about being an
    >>>over-pronater? He was quite young, like 17 years old. I am not a doctor,
    >>>so
    >>>I don't know if it is a muscle or tendon, or ligament, or bone issue. Do
    >>>I
    >>>treat them all the same way?

    >>
    >>Sounds like it could be a stress fracture. Have you thought about seeing
    >>a doctor?
    >>
    >>Bob

    >
    >
    >
     
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