And after that and physical therapy don;t work just get a shot of cortizone in it.Ryder":2y7mbb17 said:Back of foot? I don't know.
Bottom of heel--could be plantar fasiculitus. ( I am not looking up correct spelling) Is it particlarly bad when you first get up in the morning? Treat with ice and stretching foot. More detail if requested.
I was ( a very slow one). Feet got to bothering me real bad and I had orthotic inserts made several years ago. They really helped a lot.tncattle":u0en3jqx said:. I still run three times a week and have two heel inserts in each running shoe. I wonder if I'm in the minority as an avid runner on this board?
Ryder":2injmvcc said:I was ( a very slow one). Feet got to bothering me real bad and I had orthotic inserts made several years ago. They really helped a lot.tncattle":2injmvcc said:. I still run three times a week and have two heel inserts in each running shoe. I wonder if I'm in the minority as an avid runner on this board?
Now my back and hips are messed up. I can't even walk real good.
hillsdown":3rq2joxk said:I am wondering if is a stress fracture. I am thinking of all the time you spend in the milking parlor on a concrete floor. What kind of footwear do you wear GMN is it just rubber boots ? If it is I would look and getting some different footwear or even get soul inserts the gel inserts are really good as was mentioned.
I am a runner as well and I get stress fractures often , I have learned from painful experience to stop running until they fully heal. I find running outside on the soft ground isn't as hard on you as the treadmill. I have also learned that the proper footwear will make all the difference on your body from your feet all the way up.
A stress fracture is generally an overuse injury. It occurs when muscles become fatigued or overloaded and can not absorb the stress and shock and repeated impact. Fatigued muscles transfer that stress to the nearby bone and the result is a small crack or fracture, in the bone.
What Causes a Foot Stress Fracture
Stress fractures in the bones of the foot are usually caused by overtraining or overuse. They can also be caused by repeated pounding or impact on a hard surface, such as running of concrete. Increasing the time, type or intensity of exercise too rapidly is another cause of stress fractures to the feet, as is wearing improper footwear.
Women seem to be at greater risk of foot stress fractures than men. This may be related to a condition called "the female athlete triad," which is a combination of poor nutrition, eating disorders, and amenorrhea (infrequent menstrual cycle), that predispose women to early osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). The result of this decreased bone density is an increase in the risk of stress fractures.
High impact sports such as running, gymnastics, and volleyball can increase the risk of stress fractures. In all of these sports, the repetitive stress of the foot strike on a hard surface causes trauma and muscle fatigue. Without the right shoes, good muscle strength or adequate rest between workouts an athlete can develop a stress fracture.
Treating Stress Fractures of the Foot
The best treatment for a stress fracture is rest. Taking a break from from the routine and doing some low impact exercise for a few weeks (six to eight) can help the bone heal. If rest isn't taken, chronic problems such as larger, and more persistent stress fractures can develop. Re-injury may result in a chronic foot problem and the stress fracture might never heal properly.
The following advice may protect you from devloping stress fractures in the first place:
Progress slowly in any sport. Gradually increase time, and intensity, running mileage or effort.
Eat well, and include calcium-rich foods in your diet, especially if you are a female athlete.
Use the proper foot wear and replace shoes when needed.
If pain or swelling begins, immediately stop the activity and rest for a few days.
If continued pain persists, see your physician.
Any foot pain that continues for more than one week should be seen by a doctor for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis