Well I'm pretty sure that what I have is Retrocalcanael Bursitis.
I only get the pain when I'm in my work footwear... I can walk barefoot without pain... run in my running shoes without pain...
I'm also looking at Haglund's deformity as a possible cause.
I'm wondering whether this might be a totally walking-induced injury.... seeing as i've not run for 2 weeks and last night it was the worst its ever been....
Equally I've been running for 10 years and never been injured... yet coincidentally this has happened during the first year of a new job involving lots of walking.
What kind of footwear are you walking in?
Your GAIT should be the same walking or running I'd have though which is why the footwear question. Have you had your GAIT checked out? (Properly with presssure sensors etc I mean rather than just a video) If you had that done then you could check your theory as it would illustrate where the pressure goes when you're walking.
Walk in your running shoes at work....
Get a doctors note, if you have to - If it then clears up, you know it's a footwear problem.
Can't really wear running shoes at work... uniform... haha.
I've been running for 10 years with no issues... I've been doing this job less than 11 months. The pain is always at work....
Have you asked? Explained your problems?
If you carry on walking in boots that you think are causing you problems, then I have no sympathy for you.
So... opinions people.
If it doesnt hurt to wear my running shoes.. and it doesn't hurt to run...
should I still be avoiding running?
You need to get figured out what is wrong with you.
Running puts a fair amount of impact on your body. If you're in good nick that's fine but if you'r not it will just make things worse...
It's either Heel Bursitis caused by running.... Or Haglund's Deformity CAUSING Heel Bursitis when I wear my work boots.
I've heard from a podiatrist that this is a problem that is often experienced by skiers and hikers in new boots... and that outdoor shops will modify ski boots and walking boots to prevent the problem. I am going to try and see if I can get this done with my work boots to try and eliminate the problem.
Right... I have new insoles for my work boots! I have also modified the way I lace and tie them and what socks I wear. This seems to have greatly alleviated the issue.
I ran 5k yesterday in about 28 mins. Felt good to be outside, pounding the pavement.
I took my cycle training at work today too... hopefully mixing cycling into my day-to-day work routine will help.
This has become a moping thread. As such I'm going to bin it and start afresh. My intention for here in is to pick an event in the next 6-7 months, get back to fitness and get some sort of new PB.
New thread time!
...just as soon as I think of a race.
I've adjusted and modified my work footwear... changed lacing, socks etc. and got an outdoor shop to use a rubbing bar to expand the heel counter (using steam). That seems to have stopped the pain and the inflammation has gone right down around my ankle.
Additionally I have completed cycle training and cycled at work most of yesterday, which was brilliantly easy as compared with walking.
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