Exactly the same happened to me several months ago. It was really q scary.......I had been sitting at a computer for around 1.5hrs leaning mainly to the side that developed the foot drop. When I tried to stand up- my right leg just gave way. I tried 3 x and each time the leg gave way and I fell. When I eventually stood up and walked- my foot was flopping to the ground. You could hear the "flop" sound as I walked. I was worried I had had a stroke or something major was wrong. Went to GP. I couldn't flex my foot up. The GP did a neurological exam and sent me to A and E. To cut a v long story short- I was eventually given an MRI scan to exclude a prolapsed disc. This came back normal. The diagnosis was of acute foot drop due to pressure on a nerve. I was given a rigid foot splint to wear all the time xpt at night. This stopped the foot from dropping. The hospital provided me with this and it fitted q easily into my training shoe. I was told it could take 6-8weeks for nerve to recover. BUT After 9 days of wearing the splint- the foot recovered. I could walk normally but was advised to ease back gently into running and not to rush it.
So the answer to your questions- yes foot drop has happened to me
- I think it will settle naturally if it is just due to transient pressure on a nerve
- Mine settled in 9 days with me wearing a foot splint to stop the foot from dropping. It can take longer to settle according to the consultant I saw.
You will know yourself I am sure, if your foot drop recovers fully to allow you to run your marathon. I hope for your case- it recovers as swiftly as mine did. I am now very careful not to sit for extended periods of time on a hard chair! I did not know such a thing as foot drop could happen due to pressure on a nerve caused by sitting/crossing legs.
Yes......it sounds like a fungal infection. I have 2 white nails that are infected. They are causing me no bother- are just unsightly and the nails are q thick. The GP prescribed me a topical liquid to paint on the nails and told me it could take a year of regular application to clear. I opted not for oral medication- as I am on other medication that antifungals interact with when given orally. I saw a chiropodist too. He said the nails were too thick for the topical antifungal to penetrate. As a result- I still have the discoloured nails..........
I had a bursitis of my heel - it was painful. GP stuck a sterile needle in and drew out fluid with a syringe. It was still tender and podiatrist cut a hole in chiropodist felt to put around the bursa area. This allowed me to run until the bursa cleared. I must stress that what the GP did didn't actually draw out that much fluid. I think the hole in the felt and the padding around the hole helped. I had to stop running for 2-3 days only. I then kept changing the felt - the podiatrist gave me several pieces with holes in. Not sure if you could do this in a big toe though! Perhaps see if GP can draw out any fluid??
PS I wouldn't lance the bursa yourself- just incase you get an infection.
I LOVE my Hoka Cliftons. Luckily I have had no problems at all with blisters( and I usually do with new shoes). I was able to literally start wearing them straight out of the box.
The sizing may be an issue??? The Hoka are known to be on the small side. I bought a half size bigger than my normal trainer and they fit like a glove. Maybe yours are too small or if you bought them a size bigger- maybe too big?
I am sorry you got mega blisters. I have nothing but praise for Hoka trainers. I am considering buying the Hoka Bondi 4 shoe with birthday money. They are an expensive shoe and it is a great shame that they don't seem to suite you.
Hi robphotog. I am pleased to read you like the Hoka Cliftons. I have had a look at Run and Become website and like the look of the Hoka Bondi 4 at £115. Was wondering if you would report back which shoes you managed to try on in the Hoka range. Hopefully I may get money for my birthday and treat myself? Am interested in the various models you tried on- comfort/fit/weight etc. Are you going to purchase a different model to the Cliftons?