I’m train­ing for a half marathon, but the more kilo­me­tres I do, the worse my an­kles feel. Help?

Men's Health (South Africa) - - THE EXCHANGE -

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.

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