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Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augustin Apr 22. 6 Replies

Hey all, over the last month or so I've been running a couple times a week. That's not really new for me but I did get out of habit over the long winter. Anyway, I've developed a bit of a foot issue…Continue

Decision on delaying education

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Aug 7, 2013. 16 Replies

Hello everyone! I've been an AOM reader for awhile now, hoping to get some insight on a life decision.  I've been planning on starting grad school this fall but, without going into to many details,…Continue

 

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Augustin replied to N Fan's discussion Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running
"When I was about 14 or 15 I had a small accident when learning to skateboard and I bent my foot a way it shouldn't have against the curb. I ignored it and when I started taking up running it got worse over the years. I'm not sure what was…"
Apr 22
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running
"Thanks for your thoughts. Is stretching my foot over a tennis ball a good thing to do while it is healing or should I wait until I get back to running again, whenever that is."
Apr 22
Augustin replied to N Fan's discussion Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running
"Roll your foot on a tennis ball and see how that helps you over time. I did it about once a day for a while.  "
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Chuck Knight replied to N Fan's discussion Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running
"I had a similar problem.  Very similar, actually.  The ligaments in my arch were not strong enough, and my arch would basically collapse halfway through the run.  I was up to 2 miles, and then kapow...   My solution was to do the…"
Apr 22
John Lee Pettimore replied to N Fan's discussion Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running
"I'd see a podiatrist before running again."
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Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running

Hey all, over the last month or so I've been running a couple times a week. That's not really new for me but I did get out of habit over the long winter. Anyway, I've developed a bit of a foot issue I was hoping for some advice on. By the end of my first mile or so (out of 3-4) on recent runs, I feel a bit of a sharp pain in the sole of my foot near the highest part of my arch. It really doesn't bother me when I'm not running which I guess is good. My self-diagnosis is a stress fracture in my…See More
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David F. replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"Thanks for the update!!!  It really is encouraging to those that comment to know how our advice is listened to or not.  At the minimum it lets us know we where heard. I wish you good luck in your studies.  Work hard and network hard…"
Aug 7, 2013
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"So if anyone is still paying attention to this, I thought I'd provide an update. Sorry its been a long time coming, but I've been in and out of internet access for the last couple of weeks. I will for sure be going to grad school. One of…"
Aug 6, 2013
StaggerLee replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"If you really feel you'll be missing something valuable in your life if you go straight to grad school then don't go but realize you will be a different person than who you would have been if you did go. Same is true the other way. If blow…"
Jul 22, 2013
Adam Birch replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"I would recommend doing this at a low cost state college or community college. I often tell people unsure about what they want for the future to hold off on college because college is an extremely expensive way to find yourself."
Jul 22, 2013

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