Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Expert podiatric advice. Broken sesamoid and potential hallux limitus

After speaking with a fantastic Podiatric Surgeon from Fitter Feet For Life (http://www.fitterfeet.com/index.php) it seems that not only is my tibial sesamoid twice the size it should be, it’s also broken in two. I need to have an MRI scan done before I can be sure. There might also be 1st MTT Stage 1 hallux limitus (reduced flexibility of the big toe, and the start of a slippery slope to arthritis of the big toe), but an MRI will reveal all.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Learning the hard way. Transitioning to barefoot running requires patience

It’s been more than two weeks now since I last ran, since then and I’ve been hobbling around on crutches. The pain when I try to put weight on the ball of my left foot is nowhere as bad as it was a week ago, so I’m hoping I’ll make a full recovery (full recovery = being able to hop on my left leg pain free) in the next few weeks. Those who know me know that when I’m injured and can’t exercise I’m a prick. Thankfully I’ve been able to hobble to the gym and lift a few weights, plus I can use the exercise bike if I push from the heel end of my foot.