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PERISH THE THOUGHT OF ANYONE TELLING YOU TO STOP RUNNING!!
OK, on to the rash. It may be your socks. I use cotton (a big no-no) but some people have heat sensitivity and need special dri-fit socks. Also, have you been fitted for shoes. You may need special shoes for pronation/supination which would cause undo friction on that part of your foot. I get rashes in embarrassing places and I use Vaseline in those areas before I run to create a barrier between my clothes, sweat, etc and my skin. I have heard of runners using Gold Bond as well to help with sweating and absorption. I hope I have helped you somewhat.
I did a long run yesterday wearing my arch band and after my run the left side of my left foot hurt very badly, it was hard to walk and it had point tenderness- I thought maybe I had a stress fracture, but as the night went on it became hard (or tough), red, and warm to the touch and that is when I remembered I had ran in my arch support and it had probably rubbed and caused friction. Has anyone had a "rash" like this? How did you take care of it? I have iced it, elevated it and soaked it in corn starch and water.
DISCLAIMER: I would love feedback about my foot, but please do not use this thread to discourage me from running my planned races or to tell me I train too much. I will not be running until my foot is better. This thread will be closed if I get comments about my training in general, this has happened continually and has caused me great stress so please be respectful.
Leader- CrossFit Women
Original Starting Weight 303.2: 06/08/11
Post Surgery Starting Weight 279.2 (-24): 10/01/12
Pre-Surgery Weight 233 (-70.2):
Driver's License Weight 220 (-83.2):
"One-derland" Weight 199 (-104.2):
5K 42.01 (08/13/11)
10K 1:26:47 (09/11/11)
Half 3:08:53 (11/27/11)