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I posted last week about the side of my left knee and side of my left ankle being stiff and tender when I run and after a run.

I have a tubigrip, should I wear this when running? can anyone tell me how many stretching exercises I should be doing before and should I do them after a run?

I am going out in an hour, hope its not painful:p
 

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Hiya,
There is a slight niggle still there in my ankle so was wondering if I should maybe support it?

I won't be running far, I walk for abit then run for about and only manage about 1-2 miles at the moment, im only out about 15 minutes:p
 

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see how it goes when you get back assuming it all goes ok ice the area it will help definately

enjoy the sunshine Jing good luck as for support ing the area it won't hurt to but at the same time it might mask the problem a bit , it's a job to say, personally i wouldn't but it's up to you .

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HI,

It went ok but I was still a little sore, just not as sore as usual.

I am stil having probs with my ankles & knees though after running, I can't see to wear my heels anymore, my legs really hurt afterwards and I am seizing up if I sit down for a while so the old sciatica is back:p
 

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Hi Jing, I was having problems with my ankles a while ago, but once I changed my running shoes it was okay, could that be the problem, have you had them checked? :d
 

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HI Karen,

I went to a sports shop that specialised in running shoes but didn't go the gait test. He said as my feet tend to roll inwards I needed shoes to suit and recommended the Asics 2120's. They were fine but I noticed last week I tend to hit the ground VERY hard. I don't seem to bounce as I run, my feet just hit the ground hard like a bloody elephant:p I wouldn't mind but im only 7 stone and 5ft tall:d
 

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Jing said:
HI Karen,

I went to a sports shop that specialised in running shoes but didn't go the gait test. He said as my feet tend to roll inwards I needed shoes to suit and recommended the Asics 2120's. They were fine but I noticed last week I tend to hit the ground VERY hard. I don't seem to bounce as I run, my feet just hit the ground hard like a bloody elephant:p I wouldn't mind but im only 7 stone and 5ft tall:d

... But were all your aches and pains OK?
 

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My aches & pains were fine before I started running but it wasn't until id been running about 4 weeks that the pains started.
 

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I read this thread after searching 'sciatica' and your symptoms match mine exactly. I had sciatic nerve problems years ago and I fear that the running has encouraged it back again.

What I find a little confusing is that it has taken 14 months of running for it to be a problem. I have rested for a whole week and ran today for the first time and it is still as painful as it was a week ago. It is a particular problem when I have been sat down for a while.

Could this really be the sciatica again? Or could it be something else?
 

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I read this thread after searching 'sciatica' and your symptoms match mine exactly. I had sciatic nerve problems years ago and I fear that the running has encouraged it back again.

What I find a little confusing is that it has taken 14 months of running for it to be a problem. I have rested for a whole week and ran today for the first time and it is still as painful as it was a week ago. It is a particular problem when I have been sat down for a while.

Could this really be the sciatica again? Or could it be something else?
Have you got any pain radiating down the back of the thigh or inside of the leg Scrape?
 

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Blimey, you weigh less than half I do and even I bounce a bit. (although things are improving and I at least stop wibbling when I stop running:))

I would try and get a proper gait test done at a different shop and take your shoes with you. Something seems wrong as you should be floating.

Well done for persevering and I hope you get things sorted.

oops. Didn't see the second page, this is a response to a much earlier post.
 

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Sounds familiar to me. There is a muscle near the base of your spine and apparently the only way to exercise it is as follows.

Stand facing a wall with your arms out in front of you. Slightly bend your elbows and place your palms flat on the wall. Now lift your heels off the ground moving your back straight upwards. The wall will stop you lifting forwards.

If my back gets worse I do this 10 times ever morning until it has improved. Works every time.

I hope this makes sense.
 

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QUOTE=scr8pe;53411]Yes, down the back of my thigh and then on down the outside of the top half of my lower leg. Does this sound familiar then?[/QUOTE]

Yes ,as you already know i expect, sciatica developes generally due to wear and tear.
It usually settles down within a couple of weeks thankfully.

Heat and ice therapy can help .and some exercises

Sciatica is as you say made worse by sitting down.

There is a good explanation of sciatica at Back Pain Information | Spine-Health

Hope it all settles down soon!

take care
 

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Thanks Cheriton, Having suffered from this about 25 years ago, I don't know why I didn't spot it earlier. I shall take up the exercises that got rid of it all those years ago, but I'm wondering if I can continue a lighter program of running (say much slower and shorter distances). Any thoughts?
I'm keen to get back to running ASAP as the weight is beginning to pile up again and I have a half marathon in September.
 

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Morning .

You've had this episode for about a week so far,it usually takes about a fortnight to settle down.

Running too prematurely will i guess only aggrivate it further and delay your recovery .

As frustrating as it is to give yourself the best chance for september i'd personally give it another week to subside do the exercises heat and ice and anti inflamatories .


When you do start running again take it gently.

September is a good way off ,don't worry i'm sure you'll be fine .
 
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