My ankle was still a tad sore most of the day Friday and come race days (Saturday and Sunday--I had a 1/2 marathon relay on both days--6.55 miles each leg), my ankle did NOT give me a bother at all...It was very weird as I have never had that happen in my 6 years of running. RICE made a HUGE difference!
I am in the EXACT same boat as you...my issue is more of a discomfort on the top, lateral portion of the foot (not so much the ankle). I have a 1/2 marathon relay tomorrow and Sunday (my portion each day is 6.55 miles). I was fine after my 3 miler and came home and started cleaning house and last night about 3 hours after my run is when the pain set in.
I am icing like crazy. It's more sore this morning than it is painful (if that makes sense). While we would love to speculate what is wrong, unfortunately that is outside the scope of practice for any of us. With an injury it's best to take some time off, ice and see how you feel in the morning.
Fingers crossed for a quick recovery!
PS. I can't say with all certainty that this is not a stress fracture, however our feet contain 1/4th of all the bones in our body so there are lots of tendons and ligaments keeping them all attach to other bones and muscles, and it is these connective tissues which could be responsible for your discomfort...of course only your doctor can truly say.
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It's not swollen at all. Weird. I'm staying off of it for the day, although it was a little less painful last time I got up.
I can't imagine how I could get a stress fracture from sitting on the couch, which is all I'd been doing for a few hours before it started to hurt. ;) I did kind of tweak the whole right side of my body yesterday when I slid my hand down my shin and pulled it back into dancer's pose in BodyBalance. Everything hurt when I did that EXCEPT the ankle - today NOTHING hurts except the ankle. Go figure.
(And it is the weekend already in the Middle East!)
Sounds like it may be a stress fracture to me. Is there a lot of swelling? Please don't run or walk on it but get it checked out by a doctor and have some X-rays done. Not worth risking damaging it further. And pain meds just mask the pain, don't take any before seeing a doctor. Hope it turns out to be nothing, but get this looked at before the weekend.
What in the world in going on? Last night, my ankle was feeling a little sore. I thought about taking naproxen, but just went to bed. All night, I was waking up and rotating it a little, and it was sore, but when I got up, I could hardly put any weight at all on it! It is really painful on the outside of the joint, especially when I roll my foot to the outside (or try to walk, LOL).
Obviously, I couldn't run this morning, and I was insanely jealous of DH when he went out to run. I have the foot propped up and took a naproxen (finally), but what could have caused this? I only did BodyBalance yesterday, and RPM+BodyPump the day before. I haven't twisted my ankle, nothing hit it...I just don't know.
This sucks. I wanted to run 10k tomorrow. If this doesn't resolve immediately, I'll be lucky to walk ONE.
Any thoughts/advice would be much appreciated. Is this normal? Should I just suck it up and get on with it? (I can't walk without pain, so can't imagine running, tbh). Argh!
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