I’ve mentioned I’ve been having some foot trouble recently but haven’t talked much about it. Here’s what’s goin’ on:
I have pain in the ball of my foot (sometimes both feet) when I run. It feels like bruising and sometimes aching. According to my MD, which I obtained from WebMD, I have metatarsalgia. This injury was also confirmed by my friend Emmeline over at Run For the Pizza.
My feet naturally over-pronate (like A LOT). Bad pic, but see how much they fall inward at my arches and ankles?
I have custom insoles and buy running shoes with a lot of support, but I still have issues. Running and non-running 😉
Emmeline was super sweet and offered me some advice for fixing my feet. She had, what sounds like the same thing, and gave me great tips.
(FYI I am waiting to hear back from an actual foot surgeon to make sure I don’t have a more serious problem)
To spare you the boring details about these nasty body parts, I’ll just say that the biggest change is that I will most likely be trying minimalist running shoes (Brooks PureCadence, Newtons, etc.)
So my question for you is, have you ever tried minimalist running shoes??
Have you ever had metatarsalgia?