I started jogging a few weeks ago. My friend and I are doing the Couch to 5K programme because I've never really jogged before. My diet is very healthy (no processed foods, lots of fruit, veg and wholegrains, etc), but I seem to get very bloated after every jog! I have no idea why. Anyone know?
Also, I'm suffering with some aching in my left ankle. To give a little background, I hurt it last January pretty badly. I could walk on it but inverting my foot at all was excruciating. I went to the doctor, who didn't even bother to look at it, and told me to just ice it and rest it and strap it up. I did that but after a couple of months it was no better. I went back and saw a different doctor who did look at it but said to carry on icing and resting it. In the end, I gave up on them and went to a chiropractor who confirmed I'd put something out, did an adjustment (OMG the pain) and told me to keep elevating and icing it. Well, after several months the aching calmed down but never fully went away. Since I started jogging it's definitely hurting more but not so badly as to keep me from doing anything.
So I'm wondering, I guess, whether there's anything I should or shouldn't be doing with my ankle? It doesn't really hurt when I jog. It hurts when I wear heels or if I sit cross-legged. It hurts a little if I raise up my toes, but mostly just when I turn my fit inwards.
Would it be a good idea to just start doing some physio exercises I've found online? Or should I rest it? Any advice welcome!