I finally achieved my TCI two weeks ago and did a 33.7 mile ultra, but now I'm having what's described as "anterior ankle impingement", or ankle arthritis. It's not extremely painful, though it's slightly decreased my range of motion when flexing my foot upwards. And when I touch the talus bone on the top of my foot, it aches a little.
My running hasn't been affected that much, though I've been keeping my mileage low while my body recovers.
Anyone else have to deal with ankle arthritis or just arthritis in general while running? Any recommended remedies?
Congratulations on the TCI Jay, well done you must be very happy, where was it run and do you have any photos. Upward and Onward.
As for the arthritis, you hear lots of solutions, Omega 3, Fish Oil, heat, eating this, not eating that, rest, keeping off it, ramping up your work load but as with running you have to experiment and see what works for you.
You say it hasn't affected your running that much, so I'd say unless there's any change, its business as usual and keep an eye on it . Yes I know, NO help at all! :-}
Thanks for the tips, Robert! I've also discovered that tart cherry juice and turmeric also help. I've throttled back on my running distances though. Instead of doing the half marathon this past weekend I ended up doing a 5K and somehow was 5th in my age group. (I've never been that fast before!) It's got me thinking now about shorter distances and gaining speed!
Rob, that's amazing! 3 marathon in 3 days!
So it's four months later and the talus bone is much better. I did aggravate it a bit when I did a few trail races in October. Those races had some fairly major elevation gain, and some of those hills were so steep it was like climbing stairs.
Thanks for the tip on the Trigger Point Therapy. I'll have a look at the book!