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    Quick question, I need some advice on an injury of sorts.

    I've been running a mile every day for 3 weeks now and I got some new shoes last week, lately I've been noticing the sides of my ankles are aching. When I touch the sides of them, it feels like the bone is bruised.

    Should I ice it or heat it? Any recommendations on what to do?

    Its even gotten to the point its hurts to walk on it sometimes..


  • #2
    take a week off of running. Elevate it and ice (remember ice is nice, hot is not). When icing, 15 minutes on, 5 minutes off. Should do this at least twice a night.

    Sean, did this start after or before the new shoes?
    --Matt

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    • #3
      I think it started after the new shoes. I noticed it yesterday, so its been 4 days with the new shoes.

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      • #4
        did you get the same sort of shoes? Do you know if pronate in either direction? I could see in you over pronated and got a shoe designed for underpronation, or vice versa, it could cause some pain.
        --Matt

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        • #5
          I got a similar style of shoe. I'm not so sure I know what 'pronate' is as I can't even find a definition on dictionary.com. I do have a tendency to run on the side of my foot, but I need to correct that and focus on running with my foot straight.

          The shoes are really comfortabled, I do get a little discomfort in my feet after running, but I've written that off as getting used to the shoes as I'm worn the same pair for over a year now.

          Can you explain pronate and how to determine if a show is designed for over and under pronate?

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          • #6
            How long have you been running for? Also do you run on the concrete of grass? If it is the concrete you might need a diff. running shoe to absorb the impact of your foot hitting the concrete. over time the impact can irratate the bones in the foot
            Sean

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            • #7
              I've been running for 4 weeks now, I used to run constantly but I took about 5 months off.

              I run on an indoor track that has a padded floor, but its still tough.

              Could this just be getting used to enviroment and eventually get better?

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              • #8
                pronation is the pattern in which the foot strikes the ground. If you over pronate, you tend to let the outside of your foot hit the ground first and then the rest of your foot. Under pronate is just the opposite - the inside of your foot hits first. To tell which you are, grab your old pair of shoes and turn them upside down. If the majority of the wear is on the outside, you pronate, or over pronate. If the wear pattern is towards the inside, you under pronate.

                Sean, if you are a professional runner or one that is capable of competing with that crowd, then you probably want to worry about the mechanics of your stride. If that is the case, you will have coaches and trainers who will help you improve with out causing injury to yourself. I would suggest you focus not on your stride, but rather go with what feels more natural to you.

                Remember to listen to your body and when something hurts, your body is telling you something is wrong.
                --Matt

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                • #9
                  Well, then I over pronate, I definitely land on the outside of my foot.

                  How can I find a shoe built for that?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SeanCallan
                    Could this just be getting used to enviroment and eventually get better?
                    Yes and no, but if it started after you got new shoes, I would say it's something about the shoes that are bothering you.

                    Also, if it were the surface that you were running on, IME, you would be feeling it in your knees, not ankles.
                    --Matt

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                    • #11
                      look on the web for a place called roadrunner sports or something like that. I always used to get my shoes from them. They would tell you if the shoe was for over/under.
                      --Matt

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                      • #12
                        Yes the joys of shin splints.. Take care of this now before it becomes a real problem... I have had 2 ACL repairs so I spent most of my College Career in the Training room Ice Tub… And I did about the worse events you could do to put stress on joints.. Hammer, Javelin, Shot, 45lb Indoor Weight... Again take care of it now, you may want to look into going to a specialist that works with feet, get some insoles that will help you out and support your feet, or you will pay for it in the end.


                        I run in Saucony 3D Grid shoes.. They are the best out there for people like you and me.

                        http://www.saucony.com/product_matri...raining&type=m
                        Last edited by scottw; 02-03-2005, 12:28 PM.

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                        • #13
                          scott - who did you throw for? I ran distance for Virginia Tech - my best friend/roommate was a jav thrower.
                          --Matt

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                          • #14
                            University of Indiana, then transferred to Indiana State University.. Had a better track team (won 3 Conference titles) and computer science department, and it was full ride, instead of 80%.

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                            • #15
                              nice! I hear you about the full ride - definitely makes life a little easier!
                              --Matt

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