The Ankle Hurts When Running?

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This afternoon at around 12:00 I ran and then my ankle hurt and I almost fell. Why is that?

1 Answer:

Hi mcyncri,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The ankle is composed of various components, starting from the outermost, namely the skin, to the components in it, namely muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, blood vessels, nerve fibers, and various supporting tissues. Pain in the ankle can result from interference with one or more of the components above.


Often times, pain in the ankles after running is due to injuries. These injuries can result from a lack of warm-up, use of inappropriate footwear, unergonomic running, and so on. As a result of this injury, there can be damage to the components that make up the ankle as mentioned above. Not only injuries, it can also be pain in the ankles as you feel occurs as a manifestation of degenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, and so on. Here are a few possibilities:


Ankle sprain (sprained ankle muscle)
Ankle strains (over-stretched ankle muscles)

Fractures (fractures that make up the ankles)

Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints due to autoimmune disorders)

Gout (arthritis due to excessive uric acid deposition)

Plantar fascitis (injury to the connective tissue that connects the heel to the toe)
Osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joints, bones, and tissues that support them)
Achilles tendon rupture, peroneal tendon
Blood vessel disorders, for example due to peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis
Nerve disorders, for example due to diabetes, tarsal tunnel syndrome, deficiencies of certain vitamins or minerals, and so on

If the pain you feel is very intense, you should not let it drag on. Go to your doctor directly for a more in-depth evaluation of the cause of the pain. It could be that the doctor will direct you to undergo further tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, and so on. It is also possible that the doctor will refer you to a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon for further treatment.


In the meantime, you can first do the following tips:

When exercising, if you feel pain, immediately stop your sports activities, don't force it
Apply ice to the sore ankle
Take paracetamol medication or apply a pain relieving cream containing paracetamol to improve pain
Do not carelessly massage a sore ankle
Choose comfortable, soft cushioned footwear that can position your feet ergonomically

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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