i’ve had some sort of foot pain ever since i started running. when i started, i had plantar fasciitis in both feet. the left disappeared, and the right is actually pretty decent nowadays. i’ve taken time off after injuries – two pretty big sprains in both feet, and i had a cortisone shot twice in the right for the PF.
but i’ve never been sidelined from running for a non-acute injury to my foot. at this point, i’ve been not running for almost four weeks, and it’s really frustrating. even after my sprains, i’ve been out running after three weeks.
i think the most frustrating part of it is there doesn’t seem to be a real viable cause besides possibly a bad shoe. how could a bad shoe have caused such a prolonged injury?
of course i’ve done some google research on it, because it doesn’t seem like PF, and it’s not sore or tender when i’m on my feet. if i’m standing in my sandals, i’m fine. it’s a brisk walk or a run that causes pain to the outsides of my heel and partially up the sides of my achilles.
it sounds a lot like sever’s disease, which can only happen in 10-15 year olds, or there about. so that’s out.
i’m annoyed. i don’t know what it is. my physical therapist doesn’t know what it is. i think i’m going to ask her about going to a foot/ankle specialist and see what she says.
all that to say, the weather this past week was the best running weather since september and i’m stuck not running. grrr.