Stiff right ankle/lower outer leg....advice please

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Mar 2012
10:32pm, 22 Mar 2012
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icklevee
Left leg probs again.

My left ankle has been feeling really stiff on the last few runs. It feels like the ankle is not moving/rotating like it should, and then after a short while the outer lower leg (no idea what muscle is called) gets stiff/feels like the muscle isn't flexing.

I don't know why, whether its linked to previous calf injury, or caused by something else. I've been for a sports massage but not noticed any difference.

Can anybody recommend what course of action is required and what sort of stretches may help?

Many thanks
Mar 2012
3:31pm, 23 Mar 2012
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icklevee
After googling symptoms, think it may be Anterior Compartment Syndrome but can't find any info on stretches etc to do.

Any ideas? Thanks
Mar 2012
6:54pm, 23 Mar 2012
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adrianb1066
Boing for the evening crowd.
Apr 2012
7:38am, 3 Apr 2012
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richmac
Rethe stretches my fizz recomended, that I find the nobbly bit on the outside just below the knee, pull upwards just below that and turn you foot down ward and inwards at the same time.
Apr 2012
7:55am, 3 Apr 2012
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cabletow
In order to be helpful we need to know where it hurts exactly. Can you post a pix of you pointing to the tender spot.
Apr 2012
11:46pm, 3 Apr 2012
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icklevee
I'll have a go at that stretch Richmac, cheers. I thought it was behaving after Sunday's 10miler, but today it played up again on a slightly pacier but shorter run.

I'm a bit camera-phobic and I would most likely blind everyone with my milk bottle legs.

After googling the area that feels uncomfortable seems to be the Extensor digitorum longus, if that helps indicate which bit :-)
Apr 2012
11:46pm, 3 Apr 2012
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icklevee
I'll have a go at that stretch Richmac, cheers. I thought it was behaving after Sunday's 10miler, but today it played up again on a slightly pacier but shorter run.

I'm a bit camera-phobic and I would most likely blind everyone with my milk bottle legs.

After googling the area that feels uncomfortable seems to be the Extensor digitorum longus, if that helps indicate which bit :-)

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Left leg probs again.

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