So I have been gingerly hovering by the IC this week, not sure whether to sit there or not since running on Tuesday morning and getting awful pain underneath the middle of my left foot. There's been a lot of pain relief and RICE but I literally couldn't weight bear on wed and Thurs.
My GP suspected plantar fasciitis but said it was very unusual to be on the outside edge of my foot not the arch or heel. Got some exercises to do and told no running until it was pretty much gone when I walked...could be months 😢
I went to my chiropractor this afternoon for my routine 6 weekly appt, (I twisted my pelvis 4 years ago in a car accident) and I mentioned it to her in passing when she asked how the running was going. She instantly changed her assessment, spend 5 minutes checking things out and concluded that my core is still weak (this is an ongoing issue), my pelvis/ right hip hasn't got used to the longer lengths of my runs so to compensate has tightened up my right leg muscles, so much so that it is now an inch shorter than my left making me run wonky...hence the sore foot! A few adjustments later, the pelvis is back straight again, muscles are loosened and unbelievably the foot pain is completely gone, not even a dull ache left! So much love for this woman!!
Roll on week the start of week 9 😬 (And some more planks!)