I don’t usually cross post to both my blogs, but I’d like the most people possible to see this:
My feet hurt. This has been going on for awhile, but it seems to have gotten worse over the last few months. I have a hard time describing the pain, but I’ll try. I’m hoping someone else has had something similar or maybe heard of this and can tell me what it might be or give me some idea where to look. I don’t even know what kind of doctor would deal with this.
First, if I am sitting or laying down (sleeping), there is only pain if I flex my feet outward. The pain is on the outside/top. Otherwise, they feel fine. But when I get up and stand on them, it is quite painful for the first few minutes – the pain diminishes over time as I move around. The pain runs from just below my ankle, maybe a little in front to before my small toe. It is mostly a dull achy sort of pain, but when I first wake up or get up from sitting, it is quite sharp – but the sharpness may be my surprise that my feet hurt.
The pain doesn’t seem to increase or decrease in relation to what sort of shoes I wear (mostly I wear flip flops except to run). I haven’t done systematic research, but I think it might be somewhat worse if I run without the Amfit orthotics I usually wear. (I know this seemed to be true once or twice here in Buala, although I don’t think it was true when I ran without them in Honiara – the difference? Buala is rough, rocky trails, Honiara is roads.)
I don’t think the length of my runs makes any difference, but I’m not totally sure about that. I ran a nice 9 miles yesterday, out to Guguha Community High School. The feet never heart while I’m running, nor while I’m walking. But afterwards they can.
If anyone has any advice, tips or resources, I’d surely appreciate it. This is really starting to bother me.