I was given a cortisone shot and then some steroid pills to take.
I was also told that I would need orthotics to keep it from happening all over again. I was given temporary inserts that would help me while I heal.
The BEST news was that after all of this time, I was told that as long as the steroids took care of the pain that I could try running TOMORROW! I'm somewhat frustrated that if that's all it took, I could have taken care of it weeks ago and not lost all of my progress that I worked so hard for!!! Oh well. I guess it was probably good for my body to take some time off.
Oh, and she also suggested I looked for new, roomy in the toe box shoes. Best. Doctor. EVER! Who wouldn't like a doctor that gives them permission to buy new running shoes?
Next Triathlon is this Sunday. I was planning to DNS, but I think I may try it (carefully and slowly of course) and the doctor said I could as long as I wasn't in a lot of pain before or during. She said I would probably see a flair up afterwards if I felt ANY pain during. I think she knows me and knows I'll do it anyway.... DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Anyone else have a Neuroma and have any advice for me? How did yours heal? Do you have any issues now?
Anyone have roomy shoe suggestions???