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Any orthopods around?? I've got very flat feet, and wear motion control shoes, currently plod up to about 10 miles a week, and have done 4 half marathons, nothing further. Way back in August 06, I stubbed my right big toe and have have intermittent pain in the nearest joint to my foot since then. Naturally I've not seen my GP.
October last year I saw a podiastirst who recommended the motion control shoes and diagnosed hallux (not quite rigidus, but getting there...limitus?). I can bend my right toe up but only by physically moving it, there's not as much movement as in my left foot, also the joint crunches when I do move it, and I get a sharp pain around the joint.
In March this year, I did the Bath half, and was plodding well for me until 9 miles in, when I got a cramp like pain in my right hip. It's over the sticky out part (?trochanter) and behind my femur rather than at the front.
This weekend, I did a hilly 10k and ended up with the same pain again. I've brufened but it's still there. I noticed by the time I got home my big toe joint was swollen and a bit bruised looking. The hip pain is intermittent and more tooth achy than stabby.
Are the two pains related? I wondered if I was running even more oddly than normal due to the toe stiffness and pain, and this is causing me to over compensate on that leg. Is there anything I can do to reduce the pain? I'm reluctant to hassle my GP about this, as I'm already awaiting an operation (totally unrelated to my legs) and don't want to keep mithering him.
Should I go back to the podiatrist or just keep taking brufen?