Saturday, August 6, 2011
As many of you know I've been struggling with a pain in my right foot when running. I've been to the doctor for an X-ray and MRI that came up with a "normal" result. So yesterday, I had an appointment with a podiatrist to see if he could figure out what was wrong. He diagnosed me to have Morton's Neuroma which is a problem caused by repetitive stresses caused by running. The neuroma is a build up of scar tissue surrounding a nerve of the foot caused by repeated microtrauma to the nerve. Which then puts stress on the nerve causing the scarring. He is going to fit me for a custom molded orthotic to put in my shoe and wants me to buy a different running shoe. The great news is that I don't have to stop running! So at least I know what it is now and what to do for it! My 13.1 mile half-marathon is only two months away so I need to get some relief to finish the training schedule for it! So, hopefully these two things will be the fix to it!!!! I'll keep you posted!
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