I have been having trouble recently with a painful ankle when riding/exercising. It causes quite a lot of discomfort but only when in heavy use (I.e on a day to day basis without sports it is fine). However when exercising or running it becomes painful and often stays with a niggling pain for the rest of that day.
I had been bracing it for soccer and for some sports but I dont find it comfortable to run with the brace and after my last run with a local group I was told that I should really see a physio. The only reason I haven’t gone as of yet is because when I am not exercising it is fine, which since the start of this year I hadn’t done much of. However as the weather is getting nicer and I am upping my sports it seems to be causing more problems.
I’d rather avoid the doctors if possible but can a physio treat or diagnosis without a doctors opinion? Or am I missing a trick and there is a more appropriate person to see?