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Hi guys

This problem is not so much an injury as a nagging issue.

Whilst running (and only whilst running - not before or after), I experience a pain in my right ankle. The pain is just behind the inside ankle bone. Check out this image I found when doing some research and the pain is where the label for the flexor retinaculum is pointing (not sure if this muscle is the problem as there are two tendons that run from your lower leg down behind the ankle as well labelled tibialis posterior tendon and flexor digitorum longus tendon) - (sorry, not enough posts to give the url properly) www dot podiatrychannel dot com/pod/Images/ft_bckvw2.jpg

As I said this only occurs while running and immediately stops when I do. I can contiue running with the pain but obviously something is not right. Could this be caused by running style or shoe type? Would you recommend seeing a GP or are there specialists I can see who may be able to diagnose the problem accurately and recommend solutions?
 

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sorry to hear of your discomfort while running, and also sorry I can't offer any advice! Hopefully at some point one of the more qualified forum members will be able to comment - failing that, have you considered visiting a physio/podiatrist? (or even a GP if all else fails?)
 

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running is very repetitive... muscles repetitively pull on tendons and as this process happens over and over what can happen is that the tendons can get swollen, tendonitis = swelling of tendon... it is a common injury... i have had it a couple of times already and i'm sure most people who run have had it... so before 'running' to the GP (lol :)) i'd suggest buying some ibuprofen gel or using ice and seeing how it goes... if you are particularly worried maybe go to a running shoe shop and get your running style (gait) analysed and buy some proper running shoes if you have not done it already but other than that i don't think you should be too concerned... good luck !
 
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