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Ankle pain after Running
I ran Full Marathon (42km) a month back and got right ankle pain and swelling. I need to know its cause and solution to solve this permanently.
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Avoid running till relief. Apply bandage. Avoid strain on ankle. Physiotherapy treatment for 10 days for inner heal
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start symptomatic treatment... meet any expert to know root cause of injury..
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Ankle swelling and pain could be due to inflammation. Consult orthopaedician to get your ankle examined and to diagnose the cause.
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Apply icing 4-5 times a day till swelling reduces. Keep the foot elevated (place foot on stool/table when you are sitting, place foot on pillows when lying down). Apply crepe bandage on swollen area.
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To prevent such injuries in future, you need to do warm up and cool down during every run. Marathon trainer or physiotherapist can guide for it. Have high carbohydrate diet prior to marathon run. Do regular endurance training like jogging or cycling to boost your cardiovascular endurance, also work on your leg muscles strength. Start practicing short distance run first. As your body gets accustomed to it, gradually increase the distance of your run.
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Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation.
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There are several reasons for ankle pain following a marathon run. But most of them occur immediately following the run. To have pain after a month is unusual, especially when accompanied by swelling. A clinical examination of the ankle joint and supplementary xrays or MRI scans should help arrive at the cause of this problem.
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I suggest that you rest your ankle, which means decrease waking and standing on it. Ice the ankle of is warm to feel. Apply a crepe bandage if you have one at home. Visit the nearest ortho surgeon who can offer an opinion on your condition.
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To prevent repeat injuries of this nature always train for at least 3 months before you attempt a long distance run. Join one of the several running groups in your city. Often a trainer is available to guide you. Do sufficient stretches pre and post run. Take a break from running until you are completely healed. Good luck!
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Cause may be sudden start of such a long run without proper warm up or stretching or it can be some mild injury to ankle if you did proper warm up and practice. Before starting any treatment, diagnosis (the cause or source of pain) is crucial to evaluate.
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Immediately visit an experienced physiotherapist or orthopaedic near you
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rest and icing can work temporaraily before you start further waliking or running
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