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This isn't about being miserable or lacking spiritualy:p

I'm not runnign particularly far (2-3 miles) and I have new trainers that are comfortable and well cushioned, but the sole of my right foot, just in front of the heel pad feels very bruised. If I put my foot on the edge of a step at that point it is agony.

Is it just a beginners niggle?
 

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I'm certainly not qualified in the field, but I wouldn't have thuoght it was a beginners niggle since it's no really a muscle/tendon/ligament or whatever that you actively use to propel you along... hmmm... my noggin is suggesting perhaps it's the trainers? not much use I know!

Footman suggested rolling a golfball around with the underside of your foot in response to someone elses foot injury... could perhaps be worth a try? :s Actually, ignore that until someone who knows their stuff suggests it!
 

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Strange injury to have. Like Richard said, there's no particular group muscles or tendons in that area that you would use while running. If the trainers are new then perhaps they need breaking in. Alternatively maybe you stepped on something solid such as a stone that caused the injury. When I'm playing football, I rarely notice knocks and injuries until after the match and the adrenalin has left my body. Possibly that you had stamped on something whilst running and just didn't feel it due to adrenalin.

What trainers are they? Are you using a Nike+ sensor?
 

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Using Asic GT2130

Maybe i've not explained properly because it feels like it should be a normal running injury!

I think it is probably just bruising from hard heelstrike from running on roads.
 

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often plantar fasciitis causes pain forward of the heel pad, as the PF attaches to the front edge of the heel bone, does it hurt first thing in the morning, or after you have been sat around for a while

you could also [and without an x ray it is impossible to tell] have a heel spur [often associated with plantar fasciits] the spur usually extends to the front of the heel bone and if you impact it hard with repetative steps [ie running] it may become sore, it is not the bone you feel but the nerve endings in the soft tissue whioch are being compressed. you could try the frozen golf ball trick to apply a little friction massage but if it doesn't ease then off to a podiatrist, make sure it is one specialising in biomechanics rather than trimming corns and toe nails
 

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Ran 2.1 miles last night, more runnign (as opposed to walking) than ever before and both feet feel slightly bruised when walking today (mainly on the heel, but actually all over the bottom of the foot). I should think a lot of it is because I am 17.5 stone and therefore any trainer is going to struggle to put up with that sort of pressure.

On a slightly different note, how long will it take for my anl;es to strenghten up before they stop aching so much while I am running, given that I have only been running for about 3.5 weeks? When I first started it was being out off breath that limited my running, now it is my lower legs/ankles hurting so much.
 

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Getting concerned now because my 8 month old son has got me up at 5:45am, which should be a great excuse for an early run, but as soon as I put my right foot on the floor the heel feels more bruised than ever, and I didn't even run yesterday!
 

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Morning.

I started out at 18st + and don't think my weight has caused injury. It could be you have landed badly once and done something and now are not giving it time to recover.

As for your ankles this is my limiting factor at the moment. They hurt if I set off to fast or increase my mileage significantly. After a while I build to that level and all is good until I up things to fast again.

I stretch during the day in the car and cold compresses are nice but ultimately I think it is my body warning me against overdoing it (so I naturally ignore it :d )
 

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sounding more like PF with each post you make, you need to look at A getting the shoe checked, B getting the foot supported on an orthotic, C stretching your calves lots, D icing the area, E laying off of a little while till it starts to repair

sorry to be the barer of bad news but sort it NOW
 
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