I've only been running for about 1.5 months now, and have experienced
several pains that have come and gone. However, I have a pain in the side
of my ankle that has been persisting for about 2 weeks now. I don't know
all the names of the muscles, etc., but I'll try to pinpoint it. If the
round bond that sticks out on the right side of the right ankle were a
clock, my pain is somewhere in the 4 to 5 o'clock position, beginning
approximately 1/4 inch from that round bone. That's where I feel it if i
rub it. Also, if I tilt the left side of my foot up and the right side
down, keeping my leg straight (stretching that area of my ankle), I can
really feel it. The pain is not unbearable, and seems to loosen up when I
run. However, the next morning it hurts pretty bad.
I usually run 3 to 3.5 miles for approximately 30 minutes, everyother
night. I don't spend as much time as I should stretching, and am concerned
that I may have done some damage.
By the way, I am 28, weigh 150 lbs, and in average shape. I suppose
it's even possible that it's an old injury that I have forgotten about
that's surfacing. God knows there's been alot of those since I started
trying to get in better shape!