I am a 36 year old female. I have 4 small children and had gestational diabetes with the last 2 pregnancies. I’m about 40 pounds overweight (5’6) and 180 pounds. I’m trying to loose weight so I’ve been running/jogging very slow in the mornings. I’ve been doing 3-4 minute slow jog and 2 minute walk for about 3 miles on pavement in 5 finger vibram shoes. When I wore my aesics, my outer toes would get numb. The 5 finger shoes felt great and I tried running from toe to heal and taking it easy. It all went well until last monday I felt a pinching feeling under the outer bone of my right foot. I’ve not run since then – it has now been almost 7 days and the pain hasn’t gone away. It doesn’t hurt unless I’m walking. It feels like a pinching pain right side of my heel when my hurting foot is behind my other foot as I walk but still bearing weight on it. Any ideas of what it could be? Should I go back to my regular shoes?
I’m not sure who I should see…PT, Chiropractor, orthopedist, podiatrist. I’m a little sad about the lack of movement it is causing me because I want to be active and loose this weight and was feeling good about my morning jogs. no swelling or discoloration, pain under fibula – outside (that ankle bone) tender when you push on it
Peroneal nerve tendonitis – could it be this? Please help! Busy mom of 4.
Thanks so much!