Due to a laceration and scar across the ball of my left foot, I've developed an awkward gate that I don't think I've made much progress in correcting. Last year I was running a fair bit for me (5 miles 2-3x a week) when I developed foot pain. Doc diagnosed sesamoiditis and did scrapings for a couple torturous weeks. They told me that unless I want to go through specific (read: expensive) physical therapy to analyze and correct my gait, then I should lay off the running. One year later I feel like my feet feel fine and take up running again since my work schedule has kind of kept me off the bike. After a couple weeks the results are about what you'd expect. My feet feel like hammered ****.
I like running and don't want to give it up, but I kinda have to at this point. I am beginning to consider going to physical therapy to figure out if I can continue running, but that's a lot of money and time to invest in something that may ultimately prove that I just shouldn't be running.
So I guess my question is if anyone here has had a similar experience with foot pain? Did you ever find a solution?
My knees are fine as long as I pay attention to what I'm doing and don't try to take on too much, too fast. The only thing holding me back are my damn feet.