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I was 5 miles into the Great North Run last year when my foot gave out on me. I thought I had maybe cracked a metatarsal, and managed to walk/jog/run/limp my way to the end.
I've not ran since. I've been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and it's thought to have been caused by a pulled calf muscle that I didn't look after properly causing all the rest of my leg to tighten up.
I've had months of (private) physio which has included stretching, taping, massage, ultrasound and even acupuncture. I've seen people from biomechanics, and had orthotics put in my shoes. I'm now seeing a consultant who initially did a cortisone injection (owwwwww) and then did a procedure called GPS where they remove blood from your arm, spin it fast to separate the plasma, then inject that back into your foot, followed by weeks in a moonboot, this hasn't worked and I now also have slight nerve damage in two of my toes through it. My GP has also prescribed me Tramadol and Naproxen.
there is no way I'm running any time soon, I can't walk without being in pain. It's keeping me awake at night, and causing me to become depressed. 11 months of pain and not being able to run will do that to a person.
So what do I do now? I'm back at the specialist in 2 weeks, and I feel so down. I don't know what the next step is. I want to be pain free and running again. Can anyone give me any beacon of hope?