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Ankle and Lower leg Pain when Breathing Deep!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 9, 2009
  • 08:28 PM

I started running about four months ago after many many years of relative inactivity. Two or three weeks in to my running routine, I developed bi-lateral knee pain in both knees. My symptoms included severe shocks of pain to the bi-lateral knee area when I breathed in deeply. The pain was often worse while in bed, and it would sometimes keep me up.

Now, the bi-lateral knee pain is gone, but now I have developed ankle pain (about a month ago), especially my right one. I'm pretty sure I have strained my Achilles Tendon from running, and my ankle joints are painful as well. Like the bi-lateral knee pain, my ankle pain seems to be worse over the night and early in the morning as I wake up. And also like my knee pain, I suffer a momentary shock of pain from breathing in deeply (like when I yawn or just when I catch my breath or whatever). This is also worse late at night and in the early morning when I'm in bed. It often will wake me up.

I've gone to the doctor and am seeing a physical therapist for my ankle, but both the doctor and the physical therapist have know idea what to say about my ankle pain when I'm breathing.

Has anyone experienced this or known anyone who has experienced this? Any ideas as to what it could be?

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  • yes, I have the same problem but not as severe. I am probably much younger but after about a year of inactivity I have been out and extrmely active through the past weeks. After running for awhile I would get severe leg pains and made it hard and shakey to walk. a few days later I get random pains in my ankles and lower legas after breathing in deeply sometimes. I have no idea, hope it is normal.
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  • Yes even I have this problem recently. I was happened to dance for an event after months of inactivity. I had to practice two hours a day. For the past three days, I got acute pain in both of my knees and ankles. I thought it is normal when we give strain suddenly. After giving two days of rest to my legs, the pain has gone. But when I breathe deeply, I get some weird tingling kind of feeling from my knee to toe. It is really annoying.
    It seems you both have the same problem.
    Did you guys get diagnosis for that? If so what is the reason? Is it something really to be worried about? And does it have any remedy?
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  • My knee just started hurting a few weeks ago. I don't recall an injury. Lately, when I yawn a pain moves through my knee, right where I've been having the original pain (and sometimes without a yawn). Ibuprofen helps the general knee pain. I don't know what is going on. I had an MRI of my knee two days ago, and will be discussing it with my doctor in three days. I'll try to post the results here.
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    • August 22, 2016
    • 00:10 AM
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  • Yes I'm having the same problem but it is when I'm exhaling and I can feel a small pain when it starts and it travels through my knees to my ankles where it hurts Mildly, from reading about other people's symtoms I think it is from being very unactive to becoming very active for example I have done nothing from the beginning of the summer until now when I have started football camp and this week is boot camp which we practice 8-10 hours a day and we run for around 2 hours. I have been having extreme soreness and the original ankle pain
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 28, 2016
    • 11:28 PM
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  • Yes I'm having the same problem but it is when I'm exhaling and I can feel a small pain when it starts and it travels through my knees to my ankles where it hurts Mildly, from reading about other people's symtoms I think it is from being very unactive to becoming very active for example I have done nothing from the beginning of the summer until now when I have started football camp and this week is boot camp which we practice 8-10 hours a day and we run for around 2 hours. I have been having extreme soreness and the original ankle pain
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 28, 2016
    • 11:29 PM
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  • I am having similar pain when I breathe out hard I get a sharp pain in my shin it's painful bit for only a second or two each time I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so keeping my fingers crossed that it's nothing
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 13, 2016
    • 02:10 PM
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