Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:29
Sorry for starting a new thread on an old theme but I'm at a bit of a low point today...it's been 5 weeks since I hurt my foot on a run and it's been getting worse, not better.
My foot suddenly felt that it gave way and I couldn't run on it. There was sharp pain but nothing too bad. Very slight swelling, gave it about 10 days to rest then tried to run again. Within 10 minutes the pain was back and if anything worse.
Saw a sports physio who said that he couldn't find anything wrong but the sharp pain might be an indicator of a stress fracture.Went for a x-ray but the results didn't show anything and the doctor was adamant it can't be a stress fracture because nothing came up on the x-ray. Waiting for an appointment to see a foot specialist, but who knows how long that will take.
Tried cross training in the first few weeks, that and life in general meant that I could hardly walk or put weight on the foot. Still got the sharp pain on the outside of the foot under the joint where the pain started, but now also pain running down from the big toe, a similar feeling to cramp.
Every time I overdo it, like walking around for too long, it hurts and I end up limping.
Just wondering what else it could be, is it a stress fracture, but it seems to be getting worse? I'm resting it and only doing a tiny bit of cycling (carefully). Just reached rock bottom today, as there doesn't seem to be an answer to what I can do to get over it. I know when I do start running it's going to be like starting again, starting with 5 minutes. Just so frustrated with it all. Any ideas appreciated.