But mine hurt, so off to the podiatrist I went today. The arch of my right foot has been bothering me, especially in the morning or after a hard run. This has been going on for the past month or so, but was especially bad during the marathon. Everything hurt then, but this especially.
|Scary X-Ray machine|
The office immediately sent me down to X-Ray and took three photos of the ornery foot.
|Yet another X-ray of my insides|
Anyhow, I have plantar faciiitis in my right food, which is a surprise to absolutely no one on the planet Earth. It's a very common inflammation issue caused by arch problems.
To bring down the inflammation, I got a giant needle stuck in my foot. The one-time cortisone shot should make me pain free in 48 hours. I think the anticipation of getting a shot in the foot was worse than pain of the shot.
To stay pain free, I have orthotic shoe inserts to support my arch. With any luck, the only maintenance that I'll have to keep up on is replacing the orthotics every six to eight months.
Do you wear orthotics? Why? Are they custom-made?