- Age 55+
- 192 lbs
- 5' 5"
- San Antonio TX
- Injury Status Recovering
- Physical activity per week 8+ hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? No
- Runner No
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr Adams
My problem started while walking
I walked between 2-5 miles a day depending on the weather. It's an uneven gravel road in the country no sidewalks for the first mile or so. At first it felt like I twisted my foot so I rested a couple of days and started walking again. Then it felt like a stone bruise that kept getting worse. With in 2 months I could bearly walk. I went to my foot Dr and he started giving me shots. They were so painful but then my foot started to feel better. I got shots every month. They taped my foot the second time I was in the Drs office and that really helped but for only about 3-4 days until the tape came off. The next visit he suggested supports for my shoes. The first ones I bought were too soft and had to get the hard plastic ones. They were hard to get used to but they really helped. I had shots every month for 4 months and the Dr said surgery and a boot was the next step. I didn't want surgery and looked for alternative methods.
Ice, cupping massage, and rest helped me the most. Then I went to the Chiropractor and with an adjustment and combo therapy I was just about cured. I no longer wear the support in my shoes as it seems to aggravate it now. This has taken me 18 months to be almost pain free. Not being able to walk caused weight gain so of course that puts more pressure on the foot.
I'm so glad the weather is getting better so I can start my walking routine again.