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Is it a stress fracture, x-ray doesn't show anything?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:36

Thought I would give an update. The specialist thinks it's my peroneal tendon. Waiting for a MRI scan. Possible treatment being a cortisone injection and some physio.

Sorry, Six Physio wanted to say thank you for your post.

Does anyone know how long tendon take to sort themselves out? I'm bracing myself for a long time as so little blood circulating there to help with the healing.

 

Is it a stress fracture, x-ray doesn't show anything?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:35

I love parkrun, and did volunteer initially when it happened but for the last few weeks couldn't stand for that amount of time, need one of those shooting sticks to sit on! I'm usually standing on one foot now like some sort of flamingo. 

As soon as I can stand for any length of time, I'll be back. I miss seeing everyone. I think if I can be really strict with myself about rest, it will get back much quicker. Can't believe how much it has impeded on everything....

 

Is it a stress fracture, x-ray doesn't show anything?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:02

Thanks everyone. 

Yep, I've learnt the hard way to stop! I hate sitting around, that's why I'm in a foul mood. Realized couldn't do the cross training, swimming was making my foot cramp. Didn't occur to me that general activities would make the foot so bad like standing ironing for an hour, pushing a grocery trolley, stupid things like that. Really made a conscience effort the last few days and haven't had the pain or limping since Saturday. So, hopefully, it can start healing. But definitely tried too hard to keep some sort of fitness, think I need to let it go. Still try and do core strength activities and non weight bearing on my foot weights.

Frustrating not having a definite diagnosis, hoping the foot specialist when I get to see them can tell me. I know due to my stubborn nature, it's going to more like 12 weeks now....erghhhhh!

But feel better after reading Debra's reply, that maybe all is not lost for an autumn half marathon, and 50k is still right at the top of my bucket list. Need to look at my training and have just got a bike. Hoping this has a positive and can work on my cycling, swimming, this will push me to do new things. Cheers again.

Is it a stress fracture, x-ray doesn't show anything?

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.

Over-pronation and minimalist shoes

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:53

Really sorry to hear that acdcgirl. I think I'm beginning to go towards the dark side and get a bike. Had a few friends that have had to stop running due to different injuries and they're all obsessed with cycling now. 

They've been doing the hard sell on me and I'm nearly convinced. Atleast, I can get out there for long ride, no hope with running distances for a while. Think really backing off the running might help me, I know I've done too much over the last few years, social short plods it is for a while. It probably is the time to start off with barefoot running, others have really warned me about how you have to ease yourself in. They were talking minutes not miles, as well. The 10% rule was not being applied, it was way less, but a couple of them have done marathons now, so I think I need to bite the bullet. 

What are you going to do now, acdcgirl? 

 

Over-pronation and minimalist shoes

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 10:13

More determined now that I've read this thread. 

I always did wonder about just giving your foot more and more support rather that trying to get it strong enough to have less.

Good to read that it has worked, gives me hope, as well.

Physio did mention my glutes, but think he didn't want to overwelm me with what was wrong, think I was already depressed enough. Will definitely work on those now.

Like a challenge, and would love to get back to endurance running again. 

 

 

 

 

Over-pronation and minimalist shoes

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:41

Got the same problem as you. Having a flare up at the moment since my marathon, so doing my exercises and pretty fed up as been told to cut the distance down for a few months. No marathons for a couple of years.

I asked my physio the same question considering I have the ultimate support shoes you can get. He said if I really strengthened my feet, it could be worth a shot. He wouldn't normally recommend it but to be honest I have nothing to lose. He knows I really want to try it and I need to change my gait, as that can cause problems.

He did say, to take it really slowly and build it up over a few months not to cause achilles problems. 

I will try it when my ankle is feeling stronger. I'm willing to give it a go as I've had to have a month off anyway with the same issues that will keep reoccurring due to my  horrendous flat feet. Kill or cure time, it's going to make no difference, as every few months I'm injured anyway with the support shoes.His other advise was to get a bike. Very dispondent, but I'll keep doing the exercises.....and have a try in minamalist shoes in a few months.

 

Anyone done a marathon with a baby?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:47

Lovely couple did the Thames Meander with a buggy. Stopped for a few breaks, great day out and the child was loving it. I couldn't keep up with them, so they ran at a good pace.

Think that was a good marathon for that, as mostly flat on tow paths, August, so good weather and a quiet one with very friendly people, out and back course.

So, it's possible, just choose the marathon carefully and at the end of the day, you know your child and if they would enjoy it or if it is too long. Taking breaks, so the little one can have a play and move around was very sensible. 

 

 

London Marathon - The Last 7k

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:17

Passed 820 and overtook by 154 equals 666.....

Never feels like that, but I did see Buckingham Palace for the first time this year, usually miss it, obviously wasn't trying hard enough.

 

 

Good ways to recover from a marathon

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:48

Thanks, Cougie, I hadn't put milk shake on the shopping list. 

Booked the spinning. 

Never had a massage, been meaning to, one day. Think I might go all out and sit in the sauna after the spinning. Got the morning to myself.

Decided a week of no alcohol, so a big, cold beer when I get home, definitely. 

 

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