Back to the Foot Doc I Go

by - Monday, January 20, 2014

My foot doctor and I should just become besties, as often as I need to go in to see him.

The one upside to wearing a boot? At least everyone on Metro is nice to you.
Why do I feel like another one of these is in my future?

I think I had mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that I had been having some pain in my right foot again. (For those playing along at home, that's the foot that I had my first stress fracture in last November and December.)

The pain is in a similar spot to where the stress fracture was, but it doesn't feel exactly the same as the stress fracture did. My stress fracture radiated pain from the outside of my foot into my heel and ankle.

This pain radiates from the outside of my foot through the center of my foot.

I mean it could still most definitely be a stress fracture, just in a different place, but the pain is also different in that it's the worst first thing in the morning when I wake up, and then tends to ebbed a little bit during the day.

When I first stand up to get out of bed, the pain is pretty bad. I'd put it at a 7 on a scale of 10. It's painful to support my weight. But after walking around for a little bit the pain starts to fade a bit.

The pain is also most notable when I'm barefoot, but if I'm wearing a shoe with a firm sole for support, it's much, much less noticeable.

Activity doesn't seem to make the pain any better or worse. The few runs I've done lately haven't seemed to aggravate it, but I've been trying to rest to see if some time off would help.

Longest run since June! And decent speed too! #running #fitsnap
Running how I miss you

And I have no idea what would have caused it. I am not running heavy volumes. I definitely eased back into activity when I got over my last stress fracture, so I don't know what the heck is going on with my foot.

So after resting for a week or so and not seeing any real improvements, I'm calling on my new BFF -- my sports doc -- to see if we can figure out what's going on.

I was able to snag an appointment for Wednesday after work so hopefully we'll be able to get some answers then.

Who wants to take bets on whether or not I end up in another walking boot?

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  1. Sounds to me like plantar fasciitis...wear good shoes, learn some stretches, maybe do some PT, and hopefully you can avoid the boot. My PF was caused by hip/glute weakness, not actually a foot problem at all.

  2. coqui7:43 AM

    That morning pain does sound like plantar fasciitis. Let me know if it is. I have some tips. I hope you avoid the boot.

  3. Yeah, I was going to say plantar as well. The Strasburg sock and I have become besties when I have bad plantar, and it may be your case as well?

  4. Best of luck, hopefully it's not anything too serious. Injuries suck!