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I’ve had a few niggles with this recently but symptoms don’t seem to sit particularly true with a lot of the feedback / diagnoses online. I wonder whether anyone who’s suffered similarly can offer advice. In short:
A fortnight ago I noticed a slight discomfort in the arch of my right foot.
Whether of any relevance, this comes six months after moving from a mildly supported Mizuno shoe (Wave Inspire) to a neutral Mizuno shoe (Ultima) on the recommendation of a Mizuno rep. I’m a mild over pronator.
The discomfort was mentioned to my sports masseuse who attacked a couple of ridges in my plantar. After a couple of days rest I’ve gone on to run 20-30 miles including a half marathon.
The plantar grumble continues but has not worsened.
It is limited to my midfoot (centre and towards the arch). I have rubbed by hand, with golf ball, applied ice, taken NSAIDs, stretched calf, soleus and plantar itself (pushing toes against the wall). Nothing has improved the situation.
By and large the issue doesn’t present itself as more than a niggle, unless running when a medium discomfort / ache prevails. It’s occasionally stiff but no more so in morning (as is often referenced) than any other time of the day.
Oddly (and this may be completely irrelevant) curling my big toe under my foot tends to provoke the discomfort.
Vagaries over, if anyone can offer their recommendations (amputation not yet on cards) they would be greatly appreciated although with VLM and IMA in coming months, no references to “rest” please…