Clag - glad you finally got some answers and also that it has not turned out to be too bad. It seems to me a lot of the estimated recovery times for injuries are really just that estimates. There are lots of personal factors that come into play that can change things, so don’t be too disheartened if it takes longer, I think you just have to go with it. I have finally started running again but very, very slowly, walks interspersed by about half mile running and I will build up from there. The last thing I want is to have to go through the whole stress fracture drama all over again!
My GP diagnosed inflamed tendons then it got worse (I think when the actual stress fracture occurred) and I then decided to make use of my private health insurance that I get with my job and see a consultant. The boot was an option, rightly or wrongly I decided not to have that. As regards shoes, I lived in my trainers for weeks, even now I keep them in the car and use them for driving to try and reduce the strain on my foot. Walking is not a problem, the other weekend I walked 4 miles without and pain or discomfort but my last run was early May, might try a very short test run next week if things are any better. I’m trying to get in touch in the consultant to get his thoughts on my recovery progress or lack of. Hopefully you should get some answers from the MRI, keep us posted.
I don't want to worry you Clag but that is just how my stress fracture felt, right under the ball of the foot, absolute agony when I first did it. At least if it is that the MRI will show it up and you will know what you are dealing with. Hope for you it’s not a stress fracture but something more easily fixed.
Sorry to hear the news about stopping running . . . I’m 58 and still trying to recover from a metatarsal stress fracture back in May but when I saw the consultant about this he also told me I had arthritis in my other foot which had contributed to making me very flat footed. I was expecting him to tell me to stop running but the advice was just to only run every other day and have rest days. I’m still not back running yet after the stress fracture but I do often wonder with arthritis if my running days are numbered, so I totally understand.