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Pain in ankles after tennis

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Daisy2315 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:17:00

I have recently taken up playing tennis again but have found that after I have played I am having ankle pain for up to a week afterwards. The pain is on the inside of my ankles and it is quite depressing as it is stopping me playing as often as I would like to.

Will this wear off as my feet adjust to the tennis?

Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 13:52:39

I don't know if it'll wear off, but I'd recommend seeing a physio. The pain is indicative of something wrong - probably an imbalance or weakness somewhere. And how are your shoes? If they're old and worn out then get some new ones.

Wolfiefan Fri 30-Sep-16 13:53:31

I would second seeing physio. You might need specialist insoles made for you.

trixymalixy Fri 30-Sep-16 13:55:57

Are you wearing proper tennis shoes and not just playing in running trainers? They have support for the lateral movements you make in tennis to stop you rolling your ankles.

Dozer Fri 30-Sep-16 13:59:16

Perhaps ankle (or other) weakness / inflexibility that tennis is showing up: you might need to take a break from it and do exercises (eg yoga/prescribed by a physio) to address this and other exercises that will help.

Daisy2315 Fri 30-Sep-16 14:05:15

Thanks for the replies. I am just wearing normal running trainers so I have thought about getting some tennis trainers but didn't know how much difference they make.

I have decided to stop playing whilst they are still hurting but I'm hoping that it won't be long. I have looked at seeing a physio so think I will of it continues. I will also look up ankle strengthening exercises online.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Fri 30-Sep-16 14:17:31

I had awful pain in my ankles to the point I couldn't walk after suddenly exercising a lot - turns out it was my very crap trainers and I got tendonitis and couldn't walk for about a month. I think they got me to take anti histamines? Cause it's inflammation - but sure someone else will know more than me.

Daisy2315 Fri 30-Sep-16 16:43:39

Hanging - that sounds like me however I have progressed from limping to being able to walk properly now but it still hurts to walk down stairs. I have just noticed that I have a bit of bruising coming now on one of my ankles as well. I'm hoping I'll repair quicker then a month.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Fri 30-Sep-16 17:12:02

I got some much better quality trainers and stayed off them for a bit and now they are fine. But don't make them worse by keeping going... I went to the Dr and can't remember what they prescribed .... if anything. But I go to the gym now in my good trainers with support (running trainers) and have no issues.

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