Webchat with physio Matt Todman

Join us today (Friday 23 Nov) at 1pm for a webchat with physio Matt Todman from Six Physio

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mcs
23/11/2012 at 13:54

The whole foot? Top or bottom.
Its the whole foot and up into the lower leg but only on the right hand foot and leg.  I do about 30 miles or less most weeks.  I have had the barbecue out this week though

mcs
23/11/2012 at 13:54

That should read I havent had the barbecue out this week.....

23/11/2012 at 13:55
J77 wrote (see)

Thanks Matt! In your experience what's the average recovery time for chronic insertional AT? I know everyone is different but I'm wondering if 6+ months is a bit extreme (I'm 35).

It can be 6/12+ if they are really recalcitrant,  but there should be some good porgnostic indicators en route. There is a difference better not progressing fast enough and progressing on time...

23/11/2012 at 13:56

thank you.

Done a few marathons this year and never really taken a break. Got a virus that has stopped me running for a week, so hoping that has given the knee a rest as well. Will try and build it up more slowly but hard when you've got a marathon in feb.

M...eldy    pirate
23/11/2012 at 13:58
Six Physio wrote (see)

M.....eldy - Wow! You've got heaps of miles and experience under your belt...odd that it's the other heel.

I take it because you are pretty OK with the rehab aspect then we shoud look at other things that may or may not be so obvious, such as your sciatic nerve, that can very much feel like this. And as with one of the qustions above you need to differentiate the nerve from the achilles - if your stretch your achilles and feel the pain at the boney point can you change it if you moves another part of your body? Head on chest or bending forward from the waist?

and you should see me trying these out at my desk ....

In short, there is no pain at the moment, I am sure this has been brough on by excessive walking rather than running although it is now the running that is preventing me from progressing.
The pain (loosely) is on dorsi flexion, first thing in the morning and usually only if I have done something the day before,  also the same evening
I had no idea the sciatic nerve could have an effect that far down ... but to me it doesnt feel like a nerve pain but that is not based on anything scientific.
My gut feeling is an overuse injury due to the walking (ironic as it seems) but it is taking more than ever to heal
Would you reccommend a period of anti inflams at this late stage or just more patience? 


23/11/2012 at 13:58
mcs wrote (see)

That should read I havent had the barbecue out this week.....

thank god, winter's coming!

If it's whole foot then I'm not sure it's from the ankle or foot itself, but probably higher up. You're wearing great shoes that give stability and it's interesting that the pain goes up...

Are you ever tight on the outside of your knee?

23/11/2012 at 14:02
M...eldy wrote (see)
Six Physio wrote (see)

M.....eldy - Wow! You've got heaps of miles and experience under your belt...odd that it's the other heel.

I take it because you are pretty OK with the rehab aspect then we shoud look at other things that may or may not be so obvious, such as your sciatic nerve, that can very much feel like this. And as with one of the qustions above you need to differentiate the nerve from the achilles - if your stretch your achilles and feel the pain at the boney point can you change it if you moves another part of your body? Head on chest or bending forward from the waist?

and you should see me trying these out at my desk ....

In short, there is no pain at the moment, I am sure this has been brough on by excessive walking rather than running although it is now the running that is preventing me from progressing.
The pain (loosely) is on dorsi flexion, first thing in the morning and usually only if I have done something the day before,  also the same evening
I had no idea the sciatic nerve could have an effect that far down ... but to me it doesnt feel like a nerve pain but that is not based on anything scientific.
My gut feeling is an overuse injury due to the walking (ironic as it seems) but it is taking more than ever to heal
Would you reccommend a period of anti inflams at this late stage or just more patience? 


Ha!

You need a controlled better, same or worse experiment. If it's overuse then do something that'll make it worse BUT then repeat it again wearing a different (more supportive) pair of shoes. Better, same or worse? If it's overuse it'll be worse. If it's more mechanical it may be better. Loathed to say take AI just for the sake....

23/11/2012 at 14:03
daisydoodoo wrote (see)

thank you.

Done a few marathons this year and never really taken a break. Got a virus that has stopped me running for a week, so hoping that has given the knee a rest as well. Will try and build it up more slowly but hard when you've got a marathon in feb.

Okey dokey - sounds like a plan

23/11/2012 at 14:04

Hi Matt.

I seem to be particularly vulnerable to foot problems- I've had a stress fracture in May, have the early stages of Hallux Rigidus and have potentially got another stress fracture brewing. Is there anything I can be doing to strengthen my feet and help stop this happening or am I just doomed to injuries? I'm a mild overpronator and run in Mizuno Wave Nexus shoes, fitted to me after gait analysis.

Thanks for your help!

M...eldy    pirate
23/11/2012 at 14:06

Matt .. thank you, that makes sense

I'll try 10k in my stilettos   

23/11/2012 at 14:07
M...eldy wrote (see)

Matt .. thank you, that makes sense

I'll try 10k in my stilettos   

now you're talking!

23/11/2012 at 14:08

Thanks for all your questions today, and a BIG thank you to Matt for joining us today - loads of great advice there.

Katie RW

23/11/2012 at 14:09
sarah marsbar wrote (see)

Hi Matt.

I seem to be particularly vulnerable to foot problems- I've had a stress fracture in May, have the early stages of Hallux Rigidus and have potentially got another stress fracture brewing. Is there anything I can be doing to strengthen my feet and help stop this happening or am I just doomed to injuries? I'm a mild overpronator and run in Mizuno Wave Nexus shoes, fitted to me after gait analysis.

Thanks for your help!

Yes!

Have you seena decent podiatrist? You'll need to control the excessive motion and I think an orthotic given by the right person is a good place to start, but not the end of it. You should also think about Pilates and also what's above the foot and how much control you'll need of that...

23/11/2012 at 14:10
Katie RW wrote (see)

Thanks for all your questions today, and a BIG thank you to Matt for joining us today - loads of great advice there.

Katie RW

Thanks Guys & Gals

It's been a blast....back off to work

M

Edited: 23/11/2012 at 14:11
23/11/2012 at 21:23

Thanks  for the help Matt.

kittenkat    pirate
24/11/2012 at 07:44

Why wasn't my question and others on the first page answered?

J77
24/11/2012 at 07:51

He did. Matt responded to your question on Page 3.

kittenkat    pirate
24/11/2012 at 07:55

Cool, thanks got it now. And he answered my BBQ question too. I like this guy.

24/11/2012 at 08:02
....if you can't answer cooking and running questions you're no use to anyone!
kittenkat    pirate
24/11/2012 at 08:04

This is true, you passed the test!

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