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I went to my GP about my ankle pain today. Her first piece of sage advice: "stop running". This was before any kind of advice involving physios, stretches, running shoes etc. A health professional advising less exercise. Brilliant.
I am a bit confused about it to be honest. It doesn't hurt to run at all. I get no pain while running, or indeed after running. The pain begins when I rest or go to bed. I get a kind of throbbing pain all around the top of my foot, sometimes it radiates to my toes or sometimes up my shin. It lasts exactly one night and then it is fine. No discernable swelling or discolouration. Same on both feet. It has been for the last 2-3 months and has remained the same - as in it hasn't got any worse. It is enough to keep me awake and I have been munching through the ibuprofen to cope, which I'm sure you'll agree, isn't ideal.
I have been running since March, and using barefoot running shoes since April as my knees disagree with impact. I run about 20k a week (2 5k runs and 1 10k run at the weekend). I am quite naughty and don't stretch - I warm up and cool down with a 5 min walk instead. I am going to start ankle stretches from tomorrow to see if that has any impact on the pain.
Any advice would be brilliant as I REALLY don't want to stop running!