Since I finished the B&A Half marathon I have been experiencing pain in my right foot(on the top). The first day there were moments of “Holy Sh*t” this hurts time pain but it was never anything substantial. An occasional twinge and then just a general ache. I stayed off of it as much as I could and iced it for a week and cut out all running and biking. The pain faded into a soreness so after a week I decided to try the stationary bike. No pain just a little soreness. Excellent. So yesterday I decided to try a 4 mile run. It started out fine, but I definitely felt soreness and it definitely increased as time went on. I never had to stop and I never felt any sharp pain.
That brings me to today. After practicing my Google Medicine I came to a few possibilities:
1. Stress Fracture
2. Extensor Tendonitis
3. Shoelaces are too tight
4. Sneakers are too old
I am not a fan of #1. That leaves me with 2,3,4. I can loosen my laces, and I can buy new sneakers if necessary but how do I deal with Extensor Tendonitis. Internet doctors have the usual answers: rest, ice, ibuprofen etc… I also saw many people mention KT or Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. Some people swear by it, others call it hogwash. For $20 ($16 with my Rite Aid discount) I figured it is worth a shot. I have seen more and more athletes with the colorful and mysterious tape adorning their body like tiger stripes. So here I go. I am going to tape up today and see what happens. I have no KT affiliation so this will be my honest opinion, and I realize it may differ from yours.
Do you have any experience with KT Tape (or similar products)? How about Extensor Tendonitis?