Ankle pain from running

Hi, I am a 27 year old male who was very active athletically up until around age 19. For the past 8 years I have not kept up on my routine of exercise and working out that I did when I was younger.
I am not overweight (6’3″ 185 lbs.), but I am also not what I consider to be in shape. Recently, I decided to get back into shape, and consequently began running.
I ran about 2 miles everyday for a week, then suddenly began experiencing a significant pain in my left ankle.
The pain is on the outside of the ankle, under the ankle joint itself but in front of the achillies tendon.
There is no swelling or discoloration, but the pain is so bad that I cannot walk forward without limping.
Ironically, I can move the ankle in most any direction without pain as well as stand on it without any pain.
I have been experiencing this problem for almost two weeks now and I am becoming a bit concerned that I may have caused severe damage to my ankle. Do you have any ideas on what might be causing this pain and what I can do to help eliminate it?
I have been icing the ankle in the evenings, but this does not seem to have helped at all.
I would really appreciate your attention to this matter. Thank you very much,Brian Horner

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    Brian,I’m having a very similar pain as you describe. Mine appeared the day after a round of golf this summer. Until now, I’ve had no ankle problems. No problems even when running several times a week (for several months within the last year). When the pain didn’t go away, I saw an orthopedic surgeon. My fears were realized when he couldn’t find anything wrong with the joint. He thought the pain was a result of arthritis (I’m 44), and prescribed aleve.Have you had any luck with resolving your condition? Like you, I never had any swelling or discoloration. Ice seems to provide relief only for a very short period. I wonder about a nerve problem since the joint appears to normal range of motion?Good Luck,Andy


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