>Health and Nutrition>Hallux limitus
While training for my first half-marathon at the beginning of this year I started having pain on the top of my foot. It got pretty bad to the point that it was painful to run. This only started when I got to about the 10 mile mark on my long runs. After my half I went the podiatrist and was diagnosed with Hallux limitus and the beginnings of a bone spur. Dr recommended custom orthotics $350, which my insurance does not cover and oral steroids or an injection. I chose the oral steroids and decided to try an OTC orthotic and the oral steroid. Things improved and I assumed were back to normal. Fast forward to now, I am training for my 2nd half and am up to the 10 mile long run and it is hurting again. Anyone have any recommendations/ideas?
How is the pain when not running, specifically when not wearing shoes? I have twice inexplicably (no obvious injury) developed a very painful area on the top of my foot which turned out to be tendinitis from a tight spot in my shoes. The pain was noticeably increased while I was wearing shoes, thus my initial question. The first time it took me awhile to figure out the problem, but loosing the lacing cleared up the problem in a week. The second time around, I suspected the same issue and ended up just retiring those shoes. Again, the pain cleared up in a week.
2015 goals: • 2,500 miles • Get healthy • 50 miler
There are many physio exercises on Youtube for foot/toe problems.
Hallux limitus can be stretched.... gradually and gently.
Chief Unicorn Officer
I have issues with my big toe joint, though I think it is more metarsalgia related...I can say that my custom orthotics are the difference between night and day. I don't particularly like adding weight to my shoes, but without them it's always in pain. With them, I have zero pain. They may be worth saving up for over time.
Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54
Team Running Amok
I have a mild form of this, have been rehabbing with the exercises I found online, and have seen an improvement although the range of motion is still limited compared to the other foot.
Yes. Get ready for it to suck. I have had it for years.
I balked at the price as well, but finally went for them- night and day does indeed describe the difference.