Category Archives: Neuroma

Not where I thought I’d be: Chicago Marathon, foot injury updates

Having the doctor hand me this piece of paper in May was devastating.

Tonight, after I walked out of my podiatrist’s office with tears streaming down my face and a new doctor’s note in my bag, I realized something both liberating and terrifying: this is when the real work begins. Continue reading


Filed under Chicago Marathoon, Foot bursitis, Injuries, marathons, Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis, Stress fracture

Let’s hope the 3rd shot’s the charm. I miss my running play list!

The top and bottom of my right foot were swollen and red after a June 10 injection.

I’ve been to the foot doctor more times than I can count this year. So many times that I’ve learned to stop being hopeful for good news. (It’s sad, but true.) Continue reading

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Filed under Injuries, Neuroma, Playlist

Hello doc, goodbye cast! What now?

This is the face of a woman who had a good visit at the podiatrist.

After my big doctor appointment today, I headed home, had dinner, did some chores and cut my toenails. I was lucky I didn’t cut myself — it was very odd to not have feeling in my third and fourth toes.

I couldn’t feel that small area on my right foot, because my doctor injected me with a medicine to kill the tip of my pinched nerve. (That numbness will only last about 24 hours.) Continue reading


Filed under Barefoot running, Foot bursitis, gym, Injuries, Neuroma, Stress fracture