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I have been running for 9 months totally pain free. 2 weeks ago at the very start of my usual Sunday morning run I had a sharp pain in my forefoot. I ran through it for 1/4 mile. It went away and comfortably completed a 6+ mile run. Ever since I have had intermittent pain in my forefoot more toward the small toes than the ball of the foot. I have not run since, have taken Alleve 3 times a day, used ice packs and rolled a frozen water bottle under my foot and used an arch bandage. The pain is worst first thing in the morning. Eases after I am up and around but comes and goes all day.

Running was my one mental escape from life's stress. This is very depressing. Any suggestions? (I hate Drs BTW as my family members have several chronic conditions that require frequent Dr appts)

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This seems like it may be Morton's neuroma.  It could also be plantar fasciitis but seems like the neuroma.  I think you need to see someone to give you some relief with either pads to move where the pressure is or you can get an injection.

Let me know if you need help finding someone in your area.  I understand you hate docs but hopefully this wouldn't be a chronic thing if taken care of properly.


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Westmont IL

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Sports Medicine. foot injuries, ankle injuries, knee injuries, injections, PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections, shoulder problems, back pain, neck pain, concussions, hip pain, elbow pain, hand/wrist problems. Marathoners, triathletes, football, everyday home injuries, general orthopedics, generalized pain

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I have been a Sports Medicine Physician since 2006. I did my fellowship at UConn and worked in a big ortho group for 2 years and the last 3 plus years have owned my own Sports Medicine Practice. I have trained in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston, Dallas, LA, Connecticut, Australia.

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AMSSM, AAFP, ACSM

Education/Credentials
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Connecticut Hartford, CT Family Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA Medical Doctor, The Chicago Medical School, Finch University Health Sciences Chicago, IL Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

Awards and Honors
Graduated with High Honours Resident Advisor Awards for best community program and advisor of the year Stryker Awards for Community Service Deanís List

Past/Present Clients
As a physician it is against the law to give names of patients. They run from everyday kids to competitive athletes, olympians, pro players, college players and HS.

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