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RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:31

Morning folks, just checking in. Well done on your May win, how's June going?

Still no running here. Did try a short run (3 mile) but followed by a short hill walk a couple of days later, it left me sore for a few days.

Not really much further on, but resolution may be in sight. Physio hasn't really helped so was referred to a consultant. He doesn't think it's arthritis (yay!) - some degeneration in the toes but not the troublesome one and he said it's not unusual as we age/exercise. He's requested an MRI to get to grips with what is going on, so all being well I'll know soon and can resolve it! Everything crossed!! 

Hope you're all enjoying your running and staying injury free 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:47

I'm in the fortunate position of having private healthcare through my husband's work so have held off on podiatry in the hope that I'll be referred if need be. I've got some padding for my shoes. Now got an appointment to consult further by phone tomorrow and will hopefully get X-rays sorted out sooner rather than later.

Cal, I too teach (thankfully not PE) and have found my other leg achilles niggling as I'm in trainers just now all day. It often niggles though so am trying to treat it well in the hope that it doesn't get any worse! 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:08
Aaaargh! I've now had 5 weeks off running. Been going to Physio, having acupuncture and ultrasound. I've not walked more than 20-30 mins at a time (until yesterday when I walked about 3 miles). Felt like I had a stone in my shoe and foot's been sore since.

Physio today recommended an X-ray as they're not doing much for me other than trying to find ways to ease the pain. Worried that maybe the doc was right about OA!!! A little scared of what might be found. Really missing running (& walking)!

Parkruns in London

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 07:01

Oops! parkrun not P!

Parkruns in London

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 07:00

The only London Parkrun I've done is Gunnersbury. I did it a couple of years ago when I was down on holiday. From what I remember the route was fairly flat and much of it was on the park paths. It was very friendly and only a couple of tube stops from the Premier Inn at Earls Court (get off at Acton Town) which made it easy for me!



Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:30

Thanks LM.H, how are you? When did you earn the .? 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 14:11

 Thanks Princess Leah for such detailed information. I definitely need to do more stretching. I go to Pilates and have found that painful afterwards but need to stretch more as I am tight in the Achilles, calf, hamstring! Glad to hear you've recovered, albeit from a long road and perseverance. 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:51

Morning folks,

Just wondering if anyone's had a positive outcome with sesamoiditis?

I started feeling pain under my big toe joint at the end of March. Initially it was sore after a run and felt like I had a stone in my shine from then on which had me cutting runs short. Doc diagnosed osteoarthritis after a quick jiggle of the joint. Said there was nothing that could be done as it's wear and tear. Get some cushioned insoles and take it easy.

I the spoke with the osteopath that I see occasionally and she didn't think the joint was arthritic. She tested it with a tuning fork for stress fracture (but did point out that you rarely get a false positive, would be a very unscientific test) and it was fine. Had acupuncture which did seem to help ease it as by then I was experiencing pain all around the big toe and off I went on a walking holiday.

Walking felt relatively good - big, heavy soled boots with sorbathane insoles and although uncomfortable in the evenings it wasn't unbearable. Walked 10 miles a day on average in the Lakes (Wainwrights). Returned home, ran 5k on two consecutive days, the pain kicked in and lasted another two days before fading a little. 

I decided to rest at that point and am now coming up to 3 weeks off. I saw the physio last week who has diagnosed Sesamoiditis as it's now a very specific sore point. I feel pain when I get up, it eases after a bit of time on my feet, and returns as the day progresses.

Last night I walked to the local pub, and from other short walks it appears about 10-15 mins in my limit before it gets sore. It'd driving me mad not being able to run. Hence wondering if anyone has had a positive outcome? 

Currently using self massage and rolling with a frozen water bottle. Back to physiology next week to see how we're getting on.  

Off to parkrun soon. The only good thing is that I can volunteer even more! 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 06:44

Running well Stephen.

Sorry folks, I'm out! Finding when I run I'm then in pain for a day or two; informal chat with physio last night at Pilates and she reckons it's sesamoid connected. Got a proper appointment on Friday but I've been told to rest for a week initially. Here's hoping its short term. 

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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:12

ProSport for me; used to be a big fan of P20 but find I burn as my vitiligo is getting worse. Anyone else have problems with this?

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