Please can anyone help? I have developed a limping problem over the last 3 or so years. I don't know if it was due to me having a bunion on my left foot which I have since had removed or compensation or whatever? The problem is that when I run, after a couple of miles maybe, I start to limp on my right side. It feels really uncomfortable, is noticable and very off putting. When it happens I have to stop and stretch it out or just try and run through it and hope it corrects itself. There's no pain just a feeling of weakness in my hip and sometimes my right knee. I'm not sure if it's neurological or just a biomechanical problem or even a gait problem. I would really like to know if anyone out there has experienced this. I really can't progress my running until it's corrected. Incidentally, I've been running since I was 14, I'm now 52. I've achieved a 3hr 29 marathon at age 41 and my 5k, 10k and half marathon times are reasonable, although achieved a few years ago in my early days as a vet 35.
Can anyone recommend any good physios/pods in the above areas? I have a foot injury which I need some expert advice on as my doctor is not experienced in sports injuries and is not very sympathetic with regards to my problems and the fact that I need to get back running asap. I've had 4 weeks rest from running and it doesn't seem to have helped the pain in my 2nd toe and I can't get any helpful advice on what to do. Any recommendations would be really appreciated
The doc was actually sympathetic and listened to me! She's suggested an x ray first which I'm having on Friday, although I did say to her that if it's a fracture then it won't show up. She made some comment about the NHS finances and all that. What she did say though was that if it isn't a fracture, then it could be Mortons Neuroma. She's asked me to go back to her with the results when I get them and then see how we proceed from there. At least she's listening! Thanks for your interest and will let you know what happens
Thanks Bambi, food for thought and I will definitely consider A & E if doc is negative. I'll let you know how I get on after the appt tomorrow. I ran in a trail race last night and my foot was very sore after and today it is and I'm also limping so I think I'm going to take some time off running for now and wait to see what doc says.
Thank you Bambi and Jenn. I'm due to see the doc (but not the one that gave me the bad news) on Friday to talk about my foot pain. I would like to be referred for a scan, do you think if I asked for one then she would refer straight for the scan or might she suggest that I see a podiatrist first? I've been through all the different professionals, ie. chiropractor, physio and also had a biomechanical analysis running on the treadmill to which I had orthotics prescribed and wearing mostly but not really getting rid of the foot pain. So, if she did try and refer me to the podiatrist I wouldn't be best pleased as I think it may be a waste of time.