During the Rock n Roll half marathon, my knee and ankle were giving me LOTS of trouble. I had to walk the last 6 miles. Then I tried again just for three miles. And it didn’t hurt at first, but 2 miles in. There it was again, the pain.
The location is right below my knee cap, and then on the inside of my ankle and down the side of my foot.
(obviously! not my leg haha)
Today, I was talking to my friend Jill, who has her doctorate in physical therapy, and when I mentioned pain while running, she had me sitting, standing, walking, and running all over the house. haha.
She wanted to see if I was over rotating, or maybe she was trying to make me look goofy.
Either way, she thinks it is because of my shoes. Because of my tendon elasticity (double jointed), I have an increased risk of straining or pulling something. But I love my shoes! The Reebox Reflex are amazing! And I only got them a year ago!
Well apparently they don’t have much arch support (this I knew) and I might be rotating my knee inward, which is causing strain on my knee and ankle. She said the most likely cause of knee and ankle pain can most likely be your shoes.
I guess I will try a run without my
She also gave me some exercises to try to strengthen my legs. (they are weak popsicle sticks! haha)