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Author Topic: 2nd metatarsal callus soreness (won't go away) Not sure what it is or what to do  (Read 1524 times)
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« on: September 22, 2011, 02:44:48 PM »

Hey Everyone, so I posted a bit ago about this but I was hoping some of you are going through the same thing (still) so I can figure this out?Huh I made the switch from clunky New Balance to Speed's and I know I over did it. Was running 5K's in almost 3 weeks in them...mostly on the treadmill because of the weather. Well then I developed lumps and sore 2nd metatarsals right under my 2nd big toes on both feet on the pads of both my feet. They aren't painful by any means, but just annoying, like a rock is in my shoe and sore. I went to a podiatrist who was "kind of" helpful, and said I have thin fat pads and those lumps were my actual bones in my feet sticking out. He told me I might not be right for VFF's Sad . So I dialed back and haven't worn my VFF's in almost 3 weeks, and have been running in Minimus Roads and working on my form. (I think my form was WAY wrong from running on the treadmill in VFF's). My right foot is better, so it seems, but my left foot is still annoyingly sore, and it almost feels like my 2nd big toe is on the verge of cramping but it isn't actually cramping, super hard to describe..AND the lump is still there. I also have been putting on a horseshoe type pad on my left foot pad so the pad surrounds the callus area..but doesn't seem to really be helping. Is any one else going through this or went through this? Does it heal completely ever? I have NEVER had foot problems in the past until I switched to VFF's and blew my feet out...(Just an FYI my 2nd toes are longer then my big toes)...Do I have to go back to New Balance clunkers and run heel to toe and forget the forefoot running? I am super bummed and frustrated and I don't know what to do...I only run about 9-12 miles a week but I love it and just want to figure it out..I also TOTALLY miss running in VFF's.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 04:23:20 AM »

i too have this on my left foot, the pebble in my foot syndrome i call it. Sometimes it hurts and then it doesn't.If i press it it feels squidgy but it also feels like my bone poking out !!! the more i massaged it the longer it stayed so basically i just run on the flat when it's there and when it's not i run anywhere. Very annoying Sad
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 08:52:14 AM »

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I also have been putting on a horseshoe type pad on my left foot pad so the pad surrounds the callus area..but doesn't seem to really be helping. Is any one else going through this or went through this? Does it heal completely ever?


Have a longer 2nd metatarsal it is getting overloaded while running. To alleviate the the pain and get it to heal add moleskin (thin adhesive felt) under the 1st met, try one layer at a time until you fell relieve on the 2nd. Doing this transfers pressure off the 2nd onto the 1st where it is designed to be. It can take 2-4 to calm down. Once you are pain free slowly wean away from the felt, if the pain returns it was too soon. Remember this is a temporary fix, you'll need to work on strengthening your feet and running form once pain free.

Apply felt to blackened area
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 01:20:49 PM »

oh wow thanks Kitoi, i'll try that as my 2nd toe is way longer then my big toe Shocked
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