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Been worrying about a post-run niggle of a shooting pain through both of my ankles - although mainly my right one. It could be that I tend to jump back into training a bit too enthusiastically and I don't think my joints like it!

Anyway, out on a run today and I realised I keep kicking my own ankles - d'oh! :d It may well be my dodgy running technique and my big clumsy feet causing above mentioned niggle after all!
 

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You are not alone. I kept getting marks on my socks just above the ankle. Caught myself one day brushing past hard enough to feel it with my other foot.
 

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I used to catch my ankles too and had forgotton that I did until you mentioned it, obviously something I have stopped doing sometime ago and hadn't realised.:d

I don't actually know what you will glean from the above information :lol:
 

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heh :) runnersforum... I love that no matter how silly or seemingly uncommon your problem or question might be, there always seems to be somebody who knows where you're coming from here!

Maybe I'll try to bring a little more finesse to my technique! Any other clumsy runners out there, we'd love to hear from you! lol
 

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I am v clumsy

I have managed to fall over twice and never some quiet where you will go un-noticed either, fell over once on to the pavement of a main road and and the other time practically outside my home for all my neighbours to see - GREAT.:lol:

What about you?
 

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i fell coming down a steepish hill at the loch lomond 10k last year. pretty much did a forward roll straight back up onto my feet. very embarassing and gashed my elbow. completed the run but it hurt like hell about an hour afterwards.
 

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I used to brush/knock my knees as one passed the other while I ran... that was due to my right knee dropping inwards. Some strengthening exercises helped build a week contributing muscle and although I've no idea if my knee still drops at all, but the knee knocking has certainly gone! It's amazing what a Biomechanical assessment can teach you about yourself ;)
 

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It's amazing what a Biomechanical assessment can teach you about yourself ;)
RS, how would I go about getting a biomechanical assessment? I've a feeling I could probably benefit from some advice on preventing avoidable injuries and such like. I have plenty of twinges and I know full well you shouldn't ignore signs of injury so any info would be appreciated.
 

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I had mine done by footman on the forum, he runs a lovely little place down in Bicester. If you search google for Biomechanical assessment then I'm sure you could find something local(ish) to you... :)
 

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Cheers RS, will look into it... am sure there'll be something in the metropolis of Ross-on-Wye, my current place of dwelling! I posted a thread last night on underpronation (you can almost see on my avatar that I land on the outside edge of my foot with every step). Think some advice from somewhere would be a good idea... might go to specialist store and seek out an assessment as well - can't be too safe! :)
 

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landing on the outside edge of your foot is fairly normal... pronation is the amount by which the foot rolls inwards once you've landed on the outside edge of your foot. If you push off with the outside edge of your foot then you're likely to be underpronating ;)
 
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