First run after 5 weeks off and side of foot pain returns
I have just repled to your post on another thread. I went to Bromley Physio last Saturday and saw a lovely - and sympathetic - physio. She suspects, but can't confirm, that I have a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. She gave me a great deep tissue massage to relieve a very tight left calf muscle - it still hurts now! To make an appointment email Reception@bromleyphysio.co.uk
P.S. As you seem to be from same area as me, which park did you walk/run in?
You could also try Metis in Croydon at the side of Mayday hospital.
I went there years ago when I lived in Croydon as I had a ruptured tib post tendon. They also have biomechanical people on site, the full works. I used to be treated by a full team which meant that they all consulted etc on my treatment. They also have a small gym in the basement which you can use for physio rehab.
Yes it is the one in Sundridge Park - they charge £51 for an hour.
That's really disappointing. I was referred there (OK, long time ago, 2004) by my GP. I'd ruptured a tendon in my foot, classic symptoms, but quite complicated to diagnose and treat.
My GP sent me to them, they confirmed diagnosis, bound up foot and gave me crutches (instantly supposed to be non-weight bearing) organised MRI scan to confirm then referred me to brilliant surgeon who (amongst other things) looked after the feet of Darcey Bussell - so knew what he was doing!
I had surgery and went back to them post-surgery for rehab, physio and orthotics. They were, in those days, very impressive. I wasn't running then, so don't know if they had any specialists, but I did have a sporting background, and so did they, across a number of sports, so they all had a vested interest in getting me back to health ASAP.
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