My appointment with the podiatrist confirmed what I already knew: I have a Morton’s neuroma in my right foot. The good news is that it is continuing to improve and my doctor didn’t want to do anything drastic, i.e. stick a needle in my foot. The bad news is that I could have neuroma flare ups for the rest of my life. 🙁
My doctor gave me a new metatarsal pad that I don’t like, but I’m going to ditch it and begin wearing Correct Toes spacers as soon as they arrive. My foot feels best when my toes are spread apart, so I’m hopeful that the spacers will do the trick. Plus I talked to a former Correct Toes rep at the marathon expo and he swears by them and says you can run in them. I haven’t had good luck keeping my makeshift spacers in between my toes for long periods of time, so I’m really hopeful about this.
I’m cleared to return to “normal activities” as long as I don’t have any foot pain, so I did a long run this weekend of 7.5 miles. It was comfortable until my toe spacers crapped out on me and even after that it wasn’t painful, just bothersome. I plan to resume my regular running schedule tomorrow. There’s a 50k I want to do next month, so I need to get some miles in over the next few weeks.