Thanks for your help, it's always good to talk even though it doesn't help the injury!
I insisted on an x-ray about 3 weeks ago as I did suffer from a Stress Fracture in my femur about 8 years ago (running again!!) and was diagnosed as borderline osteoporosis at the time, so though it possible I might have another in my heel even though it very unlikely with the low miles I have been running.
The x-ray was clear but then so was the one I had in my femur!! The x-ray came back clear even though I could only walk with the aid of crutches! I put up with it for about three weeks (with the doctors saying I had a soft tissue injury) before paying privately for an MRI which clearly showed a stress fracture. At least I got to keep the scans as evidence!
Not sure this running is any good for us but for some reason I just don't want to stop!
Oh dear, doesn't sound good!! I would probably have gone for the injection by now if I were you, just to see if it helps.
Mine came on initially just putting shoes on and off, the pain was on the back of the heel as if I had a sore, but there was nothing there to see! Then I started to get a pain just when running, underneath my heel at the back, but I was OK afterwards. Then about 3 months ago I did a Parkrun and the pain got worse afterwards to the point of hardly being able to put my foot down. It eased slightly after a couple of days but I have had it 24/7 since, every step I take!
My GP says its PF but I am not so sure! I can pin point the centre of the pain to a spot at the very back of my heel about 1/2" from the floor when I am standing. I have no pain in the sole of the foot or even the front of the heel!
It is difficult to rest it as I have a dog (and a job!) so do lots of walking and standing. I have found that occasional short runs don't seem to make it worse (or better) but I am scared to do more than a run every couple of weeks as I can't risk it getting any more painful.
I have missed several local races this year already that I wanted to enter, its really frustrating isn't it?!
Hope you manage to increase your mileage a bit and I would be interested to hear of the outcome if you do ever decide to go for the injection!!
Di You get to the bottom of this? I have had similar issues over the last 6 months, I have had physio / xray / excersises / insoles etc. Nothing seems to be helping to get rid of it and not being able to run is driving me nuts!