Apologies for not reading back but i'll have a go when i have some time. I hope you've all missed me terribly - i know Lit will have for sure And i hope everyone is fit and healthy and running well.
9 weeks now since i started getting problems with my heel and in that time i've managed to get in 12 runs for a total of 71 miles. The pattern over the last 3 weeks ( which was around about the time i went to my doctor and he said he thought it could be PF even though i didn't have any of the classic symptoms ) has been 3 miles on Monday - 2 days of hobbling about - 4 days of thinking about running - repeat.
Yesterday i went to the doctor again and told him i wanted to rule out some sort of bone damage / break / stress fracture and he referred me to the hospital where i had an x-ray. No signs of any bone damage.
Last night i was lucky enough to get an appointment with my physio for today and off i went to see her at lunchtime
After a brief explanation of symptoms and a few questions she decided that PF wasn't the problem and the real issue/source of the problem was further up my body.
At this point i nearly shouted out " i'm sure Skinny on the Overdoneit ? thread has mentioned that in the past "
The problem seems to be that my pelvis is locked up / over-rotated (?) on the right side which became more evident as we went through a series of tests/stretches.
So, good news i think and she said it's definitely treatable and i may be back to normal in a few weeks.
She even said i could carry on running every day for 30 mins max and didn't expect the pain in my foot to get any worse now.
All this talk of 6:xx miling and sessions ... how depressing
I'm beginning to feel like a bit of a slob as i've gone into almost total inactivity in a bid to give my foot chance to recover properly. Not even walking/cycling to work now, using the car for every journey, getting my kids to fetch stuff around the house, getting my kids to go to the shop for me etc etc
Doctor Google is telling me this isn't PF so i'm hoping it's just a badly bruised heel. If it returns after my next test run it will have to be a visit to a real doctor i think.