I seem to have made a remarkable discovery over the past few days. I have been hobbling and limping over the past 6 weeks - partly because of the real pain in my foot and partly because I have been both consciously and unconsciously trying to "look after" my foot. So for example, to take the weight partly off the foot I have been walking slowly and using a cane. On Sunday , I was with a group of "brisk walkers" - but told them to go their own way and I would just do a short and slow walk by myself. After 10 minutes I was struggling and decided to turn back. I was carrying my smartphone - which has a metranome app on it - and for some reason I thought of seeing how I would go if I walked to the beat of the metranome. So I set it to 120BPM - which is a quick time marching beat - and quite brisk compared to what I had been doing. Amazingly I easily got back to my starting point with no sensation of pain in my foot. Yesterday I did the same thing over 20 minutes - actually worked up a sweat - and NO sensation of pain during this brisk walk or afterwards. I am finding this to be all a bit weird - and wondering if the briskness of the walk is actually reducing the contact time of my foot on the ground hence easing the pain????