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I had a toe fusion operation around 18 months ago with a bone graft from my heel to my big toe. I was on crutches for a few weeks, then my surgeon transferred me to a boot for another 6 weeks. When I returned to walking I had very painful plantar fasciitis for a couple of months which was resolved successfully with some physio.
I started running for weight loss using the NHS Couch to 5K app in January and I am now running three to four times a week. I am running distances of 5K, 6K and 10K regularly. My operated toe which I call my bionic foot, gives me no trouble whatsoever but I get occasionally get an achy ankle but my question for others is, is it ok for me to run regularly these kinds of distances after this sort of operation? I've invested in some really good trainers which are really comfortable but I'm worried that I'm putting extra strain on the joint with running. Has anyone else had the op and could let me know if their running is ok and pain free or any other advice?