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Problems started approximately 20 years ago very intermittently. Began running at 25 years old, now 48.
Would have numbness & swelling on pad of right foot, some pain behind 2nd, 3rd metatarsals.
Eventually this occurred every run, with some swollen ankle/ tenderness. Invested in top of line Asics, always ran in in their best sneaker. Continued to have right foot symptoms. Running 5 times/week 3 miles each run.
Decreased running due to lifestyle changes about 4 years ago. Tried to re-establish regular weekly running 3 years ago but had intermittent right knee pain. Right knee pain increased, never able to grt back to regular running. 3 months ago went to orthopedist. Dx'd weak hip girdle causing right knee grinding. Rxd physicsl therspy. Also sent to pedorthist for orthotic to support & separate 2nd & 3rd metatarsals pinching nerve. Orthotic helps reduce pain of getting in & out of car, etc. But still have pain in right knee & right hip internally around joint. Right knee still grinds & clicks. Right hip seems unstable. Physical therapy has in teased muscle strength but I still have same symptoms. Not sure what I am supposed to expect orthotics to do. Still can't run. Knee pain & lack of stability doing stairs.
Also now phyaical therapy for hnp in neck, strengthening arm & upper back muscles, correcting posture. What is going on? I used to be in super shape, even did half marathon in 2006 & weekly runs & weight lifting.

Dear Christine,

This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says...
For your foot pain.
I suspect you may have a metatarsal issue & not a neuroma on your R foot.
Go see a sports medicine podiatrist & maybe co-ordinate with a chiropractor.
You may also have a limb length problem, that possibly can be addressed with lifts in the correct shoe.The chiropractor can validate the limb length discrepancy & give appropriate exercises.
Areas of injury-including surgical may develop early arthritis-however let your orthopedist determine that for you.
You are six years older & need to adjust your exercise routine. That's just part of life.

Hope this helps.
Good Luck!
The podiatrists of are specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine.
We are located in Chicago & Elmhurst

Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats
Podiatrist Chicago 60618 & Elmhurst 60126 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661

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