I’m training for a half marathon, but the more kilometres I do, the worse my ankles feel. Help?
Shaun, Durban Work on strengthening your ankle tendons. And your calves. And your core. All of these play a role in ankle pain. “The latter stages of longer distances is when you can irritate the body and get injuries,” says Sameer Dixit, a sports medicine physician with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Overuse causes irritation and discomfort if your ankles aren’t strong enough. Try exercises on an unstable surface, like this one: Stand on a pillow and bend your leg behind you, holding for 10 seconds. Do this 10 times. Swap legs.