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Aircast boot - how much walking can I do?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 11:06

It's 2 weeks since my avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Just wondering how much walking am I allowed in the aircast boot? So far, I've mainly been indoors, and walking from door to taxis, and nothing more. Now that I got used to the cumbersome boot, and feel more comfortable walking indoors with it, I'm wondering how far I can walk outdoors in it? Do you have any personal experience? Thanks

Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal base advice please

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:50

Thanks Debra Bourne! That's really helpful

It's day 11, and counting! Swelling is almost gone, still some bruising. Started taking calcium and vitamin D, getting used to the boot (and people getting used to me in THE boot!). I've had a few people with similar experience telling me when they re-started running etc, and that helps put plans and expectations into perspective

Nutrition for recovery, rehabilitation and injury prevention

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 14:07

Okayyy Tom Butler - Nutritionist, I've got (hopefully!) nothing to lose here, so here goes:

I've got an avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal 6 days ago, what nutritional advice have you for me to help promote healing of the fracture? I've read about keeping the calories up, adequate protein, already started taking calcium and vitamin D, normally take vit C and fish oil anyway. Have you any additional advice? Thanks!

Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal base advice please

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:41

Thank you so much Eggyh73 for taking the time to talk about your injury progress, much appreciated!! From your experience, it looks like it may take at least 6 month before I can run in a race properly! Better not sign up for any races before that...

I'm still bracing myself for the impending increasing frustration of not running. I can't even volunteer at parkrun as I can't get there as I normally run there .

On a positive note, I discovered I can do the P90X workout with a fractured foot!

Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal base advice please

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 15:29

I ran onto a lucozade bottle at 6km at the great north run yesterday, Massive bruise and swelling on the side of my foot, x-rays today confirmed fracture 5th metatarsal base, fitted with an Aircast boot to be worn for 6-8weeks.

Any advice on how what to do and not do to improve recovery, the level of exercise I need to focus on and when to start doing them. I cannot swim (as in don't know how to swim).

Any previous experience of recovery process will be helpful too! When did you manage 'proper' running, and racing eventually.

Funny sensation 4th toes since marathon

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 12:31

Since my last marathon 2 weeks ago, I started having strange sensation affecting both 4th toes first thing in the morning only. It's not pain, not really pins and needles, goes away after a few steps, yet when I feel the toes with my fingers, they feel fine. I've been told they could be Morton's Neuroma, but I don't have pain or any other strange sensation on the ball of my toes or any other toes, I just feel it on my 4th toes.

Anyone had the same experience, what exactly is it, and what can I do to help?


Hill training

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 16:28

I want to add hills to my training, and need some advice as to how to effectively fit that in to my weekly regime. There is a short sharp hill (~100m) that I can get to, but it's in a dodgy area, so I find it hard to fit that in during the week as I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark as of now (and for the next 6 months)!

I do parkruns every saturdays. and a long run on sundays. Would it work better if I do the hills after parkrun, or incorporate hills in my long run, or does it matter, or is there a different way of getting hills into my training? Thanks!

Sports bra that dries easily and quickly

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:41

Wondering if anyone has any recommendation for running sports bra that dries easily and quickly? I have Nike that says 'keeps your skin dry' etc etc, mine's thoroughly soaked through by the end of a run even though my running top stays dry! Are there any that are more quick dry than others?


Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 19:30

Hi TomI've tried various gels in the past, and tried Torq caffeine gels for my most recent marathon this year, and it's my personal favourite to date! Like CDUB72, I try not to use any gels during training runs, other than to test out new gels including any new flavours 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:54

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Tim, that's an awesome pace and splits! Truly impressed! I went out with 'normal' shoes this morning and couldn't even walk without slip sliding away! Went straight back in, got my yaktrax on for the first time this year! A most enjoyable run in the end as I was taking my time running rather gingerly! 

Angela, sorry to hear about your Raynaud's. Sarah via twitter @intrepidSarah blogged about how she deals with Raynaud's and running which may help:

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