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10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 07:22

Just realised I never did get round to further updates. Nothing to do with the plan, but an epic fail for me! Stopped running in April with a foot injury and have been out since. Hoping to start running again in September. 

First world problems.

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 07:48

The cafe that we go to after our weeky parkrun has stopped selling teacakes! 

Adequate gloves for very VERY COLD weather..

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 07:45

Mittens are definitely better than gloves for keeping warmth in. Liners are also useful if you get very cold hands - silk liners are good & you can get them in outdoor shops.

Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:14

That's good news rich57! Slow and steady will get you back on form again.

I have my medication as my GP agreed to a phone consultation & I bought new trainers to celebrate the fact that I'll run again one day!

All the best with the comeback 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 08:42

Just noticed your reply Princess Leah!

Having been referred to a consultant he advised bypassing x-ray and getting an MRI. After a long wait, I have the results and it is an 'inflamed swollen intermetatarsal bursa between the 1st and 2nd MTP joints'. He said the best way to describe it is like housemaid's knee in the foot.

Hoping to get prescription anti-inflammatories from a phone consultation today as I can't see a GP for a fortnight due to my practice changing the way they work. Used to be that you phoned on the day and were pretty much guaranteed an appointment; however, due to patient feedback they're now making most appointments pre-book able so you can wait ages! 

Anyway, delighted to know that it is fixable, there's no degeneration in my foot at all - yeah!  Worst case scenario it continues after 4 weeks of meds, I've got an appointment in 6 weeks time for a cortisone injection if required. I hope it wont be!

Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:19

And if all else fails, it's a cortisone injection in 6 weeks.


Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:18

Good news! My friendly local GP was wrong, thankfully. I don't have arthritis or any degeneration in my foot. The only thing the MRI showed was a swelling off the bursa ('inflamed swollen intermetatarsal bursa between the 1st and 2nd MTP joints').

I've been advised to take ibuprofen or naproxen for 2-4 weeks to settle it; chemist thought the latter would be more beneficial. Unfortunately I need a prescription for it and my GP won't see me until 19th August! Exploring other avenues to try and get it prescribed.

Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:00

Will do. Hope you manage to get some feedback on your progress, or lack of!

Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 08:59

I wouldn't say it's ever been agony. Will just be happy to know - I think! GP initially said osteoarthritis & nothing he could do. Physio reckoned seamoisitis but her treatment didn't seem to do anything. Had to see another Physio on the practice as the original one was busy and it was her that suggested x-ray, but was advised to bypass this in favour of MRI.

No boot for you or anything like that? What was the advice on shoes? I find that I'm sore after a normal day at work and niggly after walking anywhere (although the the consultant said to go on my hill walking holiday, just no running). Not convinced it's getting any better no it's 14 weeks since I last ran (with the exception of a test run - 3 miles - around week 8).

Metatarsal stress fracture – feeling a bit fed up!

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:31

Frustrating rich57, but bide your time and you'll get back to it.  

I'm currently playing the waiting game with a foot injury. Felt like I had a stone in my shoe - told not to run, had Physio & am now waiting for the results of an MRI - getting them next week, 5 weeks after it was done. No idea what's ado but it's not getting any better through rest.

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