Niggle at back of the ankle, bottom/inner Calf

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Jul 2011
1:20pm, 13 Jul 2011
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connelld
Recently I have had a niggle at the back of the ankle near bottom/inner part of my Calf. When I am warming up I feel it occassionaly but when I start running it's fine. I sometimes feel a twitch when walking but it's generally fine. I raced at the weekend and it felt okay and I had a good run.

Long and short of it, I'm not sure if I should continue running with it until I see my physio or rest it. Any thoughts?
Jul 2011
1:23pm, 13 Jul 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Tension relax your foot on landing relax aline and run :)
Jul 2011
1:26pm, 13 Jul 2011
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connelld
Sounds good :-). Do you have any hints or excercises that would relax the foot more?
Jul 2011
1:29pm, 13 Jul 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Well I had this I think practice landing on a floppy foot whilst standing taking the tension out of it.

Are you a forefoot striker
Jul 2011
1:36pm, 13 Jul 2011
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connelld
I land on the back of the foot. It definitely seems like tension as my shin occassionaly twinges too. The exercises should help though as physios tell me my body is tense.
Jul 2011
1:38pm, 13 Jul 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Roll the ankle as well whilst standing plus a sports massage. I suppose ease off the speed work for a bit until it loosens up.
Jul 2011
1:43pm, 13 Jul 2011
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connelld
I'll try to get a massage booked and stick to constant paced runs. Any excuse not to train on the track :-).

Thanks for your help HOD. I'm glad I posted now.
Jul 2011
1:46pm, 13 Jul 2011
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SODIron © 2002
massage, stretch, drink loads of water, rest, easy running*

* delete as appropriate.
Jul 2011
1:47pm, 13 Jul 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Sorry forgot the stretch I thought that went without saying ;)
Jul 2011
1:58pm, 13 Jul 2011
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connelld
Never presume medium distance runners have the sense to stretch ;-). Only joking, cheers SOD and HOD.

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