Went to have an ultrasound done on my ankle today.
Good news is that it doesn't look like I need it opened up and have bits scraped away or taken out.
Bad news is that there are 3 compartments full of fluid and one of them is the worst the specialist had ever seen. Massive inflammation. Probably that 15km run yesterday that did that.
I think overall however the news is quite positive as there are lots of methods to bring down inflammation. No wonder taking a naproxen tablet before running is magical.
Next step is an appointment with the physio next Wednesday and one with orthopedic doctor on the Friday after that. I do wonder if I am doing the right thing with the tablets, like maybe the strategy to take a tablet before running was a bad one and the strategy to not to take any tablets at all is also a bad one. Maybe I should be taking an anti-inflammatory tablet AFTER exercise.