How to Deal With Ankle Pain While Running

It usually goes something like this: You take some time off of running, or maybe you are just getting started for the first time, and you decide to get back out there. You’re motivated, and your intentions are good, so you pledge to get out there every day. First, you walk a little. Then you walk-run. Then you’re full-on running! You’re feeling great. You’re optimistic. And boom—you start feeling pain in your ankles.

Experiencing ankle pain when running is common, but it’s not always enough to stop a determined runner in their tracks. There can be many causes of ankle pain, so it’s important to understand what is causing the pain and when it is enough to warrant a pause or modification to your running routine.