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Cortisone injection

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 06:43

Bursitis is back, nothing else. Consultant wants to inject again as he'd rather that than surgically remove the bursa as that will cause scar tissue and potentially leave me in pain over the long term. Have agreed to wait a couple of months and review.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 06:40

I'm back. Achilles is okay, saw another physio (my usual one) and she said not to panic, just do loads of stretching etc.

On the foot front, it's the bursitis continuing to play up, nothing more sinister. Got to try another cortisone injection but need to see the consultant for this as it's not something the GP would do due to the position (between my big toe and second toe), so that means waiting a bit for it.

Ran a 10k race yesterday and was delighted - did lots of mountain biking and not a lot of running during August, but clocked 44:53 on my watch. My dream time was sub 45:30 so I couldn't believe how strong I felt all things considered. There was a short sharp uphill to finish, and halfway up something came over me and I stormed past two people in front of me. Here's hoping the comeback will last this time! 


Cortisone injection

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 06:50

Mine was for a bursa between my toe joints. Did work for a few months, however something else is now happening so I'm seeing the consultant tomorrow, should have gone back way sooner. Not sure if it's the bursa again - scan results will tell. Think they can work well though so don't be put off by me!


Cortisone injection

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 22:05

I had one in the ball of my foot last year. It wasn't painful at the time (morning) but by evening it was agony and I could hardly put weight on it! Took ibuprofen at bedtime which knocked the pain dead, and I was grand in the morning  I'm a teacher, so also on my feet, didn't have any problems. 


RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:11

I'm going to sit out next month, so best of luck Team RW! 

I'm going on hols for a week, and will be awaiting the results of a scan on my troublesome foot (which is causing my lopsidedness and achilles problem on the other leg). 

Physio last night with acupuncture in both achilles and foot, then some ultrasound on the foot. I have never felt pain like it throughout the year of niggling, and she wonders if it could be a stress fracture. As I've continued running to date, it's just a case of keep going until I get the scan results. No idea how long that will take! Here's hoping I can get to the bottom of it once and for all!

Run strong! 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 08:49

Well, the saga continues. Have now developed an achilles niggle in the other leg and have been told by the physio (& am feeling the same) that the orthotics are doing nothing for me. She says my gait is neutral, which is what the consultant also said initially when he advised me not to bother wasting money on orthotics! However, I didn't want to keep getting injections and thought it worth a try.

The upshot is a return to the consultant this week for further advice. I now find that just being on my feet all day is painful. Any sort of restrictive footwear makes it worse with the compression, and I'm not convinced that running or long distance walking worsens it as it's just niggly all the time. Here's hoping we can get it resolved this time.  

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 07:28

Apologies for my lack of miles! I've picked up an Achilles niggle so was advised to rest. Been mountain biking instead & if anything, it appears to be stiffening up more in the morning. My trusted physio was on hols but is now back, so I'm going to see her next week for a 2nd opinion.

Hope you're all well & injury free!


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 10:09

I've suffered from vitiligo for a number of years, and unfortunately it's getting worse. My legs are now affected with white patches spreading, I have blotches on my face (particularly around my eyes), and I have very little pigment left in my hands.

I used to use P20 sun cream but found that I was beginning to burn on the areas that have lost the pigment. I then found Prosport and the F44 was great. However, I've gone online to order more to find that it appears to be out of stock due to a product recall.

I try to cover myself up as much as possible, but for running in the summer this is hard. I also really enjoy hill walking which means long days outdoors, and while I wear long sleeves at all times, I struggle to keep the sun completely off my face and hands (although I do wear a hat).

Does anyone have any recommendations for other sun protection that I could try? 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:43

Tough session of hill reps today ... due to run 6 x 3 minutes at 3k-5k race pace (6:35-6:55). Tried my best (might have done better with company?) and ended up running on average 7:07 pace instead. On the upside, by my calculation the gradient was steeper than last time I did this session and the pace was faster (3.3% outdoors rather than 2.5% at 7:35 on the treadmill), so maybe not quite so bad.

sub 4 marathon

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 06:41

Pfitzinger & Douglas - Advanced Marathoning. a serious plan, but if you're willing to put in the effort you'll reap the rewards. Build up the base mileage before taking it on. I used the 12 week/up to 55 miles, and took 14 mins off my PB on my 7th marathon (PB was set on my 2nd).

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