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Marathon ankles (Read 213 times)


Fat butt on couch

     

    Yeah.  I've seen this sentiment here several times before.  It's not entirely true.  You're a bunch of variously experienced runners with insight  that could help.

     

    Despite the knowledge, we are working with a very limited, remote picture of what is going on.  It would be terrible if someone decided not to seek reasonable medical consultation because someone on the internet who was not medically trained and had not examined them in person convinced them it was not necessary, and there turned out to be a serious issue.

     

    Edema could be a direct effect of running a distance one is not prepared for.  Or, it could be a signal of cardiac issues.  A pic of one's ankles and the knowledge that they recently ran a marathon does not provide sufficient information to determine the cause.

    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

     

    jicama


    Did we win?

      I appreciate that,  but a doctor is likely to tell me RICE, perhaps after an X- Ray or an MRI and may a script for a narc.  I'd rather begin with RICE/ibuprofen and see how it goes.  I may drag myself to see one, but it's not my first step when I'm injured.

       

      What's the point of a "Health and Nutrition" forum, anyway, if not to share opinions?

      I PR'd in my FIRST half-marathon; you can, too.  Ask me how!

       

      2013 races:

      Heart & Sole Half-Marathon,  Goldsboro, NC, Feb. 2, 1:56:40 (PR)

      New River Marathon, Todd, NC, May 4, 4:59:32 (PR)

      Triple Lakes Trail Race (40 mile), Greensboro, NC, Oct. 5, pending...

      jicama


      Did we win?

        Thanks, though. :-)

        I PR'd in my FIRST half-marathon; you can, too.  Ask me how!

         

        2013 races:

        Heart & Sole Half-Marathon,  Goldsboro, NC, Feb. 2, 1:56:40 (PR)

        New River Marathon, Todd, NC, May 4, 4:59:32 (PR)

        Triple Lakes Trail Race (40 mile), Greensboro, NC, Oct. 5, pending...

           

          But we're not doctors.

           

          And even if we were, we'd say to get it checked.

          I ran 30 miles, having previously never run that far before (20 miles was the longest in the buildup), my ankles didn't swell like that (and this comes from someone with fat ankles).  I have an uneven running gait.  I am not 210lbs.  I say get it checked.  If you're told to RICE etc as your doctor doesn't see cause for concern, then fine, but there is no harm in being told that...there is potential harm in ignoring a symptom that may (or may not) be of something more serious than running 26.2.

           

          In all honesty, I wouldn't go to the dr if I was injured...injury is different...but from your original post it doesn't seem to be an injury as such, hence people saying to ask for a "real" opinion rather than just ours.

           "Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."


          Needs more cowbell!

            I appreciate that,  but a doctor is likely to tell me RICE, perhaps after an X- Ray or an MRI and may a script for a narc.  I'd rather begin with RICE/ibuprofen and see how it goes.  I may drag myself to see one, but it's not my first step when I'm injured.

             

            What's the point of a "Health and Nutrition" forum, anyway, if not to share opinions?

             

            You know what...a couple of years ago my DH had a mole on his arm that in no way looked suspicious, other than the fact that it appeared very suddenly.  Our PCP even looked at it, shrugged and said "it doesn't have any of the hallmarks of cancer, but just to be safe we'll send a biopsy off."

             

            Turns out that mole was cancer.  Melanoma (ie the most deadly of skin cancers), to be exact.  My DH is now minus a big chunk of skin on his arm and a lymph node.

             

            While puffy ankles may appear to be a NBD sorta thing, the truth is that we can't diagnose you and you can't diagnose you.  I don't know of any website where someone will ask about a physical condition and not be recommended to seek the advice/diagnosis of a professional.  Your ankles could be simply the result of the race or they could be the result of the race on top of something more serious. It's the same reason why otherwise healthy individuals have grabbers in the middle of races or shortly after finishing -- there was something up with their heart that only became evident once said heart was pushed particularly hard.

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            Nightvisionrn


              I appreciate that,  but a doctor is likely to tell me RICE, perhaps after an X- Ray or an MRI and may a script for a narc.  I'd rather begin with RICE/ibuprofen and see how it goes.  I may drag myself to see one, but it's not my first step when I'm injured.

               

              What's the point of a "Health and Nutrition" forum, anyway, if not to share opinions?

               

              you don't want to base your health guidelines on internet opinions. We could quess diagnoses and give opinions all day long, but that will not be helpful. I could give opinions that maybe it is kidney failure/ rhabdomyolisis, heart failure, etc. but that would be unfounded guesses.

               

              Anything abnormal needs to be checked by a qualified health care practitioner.

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