It’s been a crazy couple of weeks (almost 2 months!) since the Disneyland Half, it seems like a completely distant memory now. My recap mentioned the immense pain that I was feeling in my foot – it was so bad that I couldn’t put any weight on it when I returned back to Australia.
An X-Ray proved that it wasn’t a stress fracture (phew!) but as I attempted to run on it again, the pain was immense in the front of my foot. What could it possibly be?
A quick trip to the podiatrist and a subsequent ultrasound proved that I was suffering bursitis – inflammation of the bursa between the big & second toes. This had been occurring since April, and as the bones rubbed together when I ran, the more likely it was to lose feeling in the foot. I was so happy to have found the answer to my problems – I also had a video of my gait done as well, to see how my foot placement was.
Good news is that it looked to be an easy fix – no running for a while and an adjustment to my current orthotic. After subsequent weeks off – the pain is no longer around with just walking, and after this last visit – I CAN RUN AGAIN!!! (Although I did do a sneaky 3K run in Toronto last weekend).
After all the questions I had since these issues arose – and the different theories to what had been causing it, I’m so happy at the thought of running pain & numbness free!! I’m also looking forward to resetting my goals for 2015, while the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend was my #1 focus for the year, other runs and opportunities fell by the wayside as I tried to deal with the foot. Next year is going to be my year.
Bring on 2015.