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9/15/12 4:57 P

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Hello, I have those bones in my feet as well, though mine are a little smaller. My doctor called them bone spurs and said I could get surgery to get them removed. When I was a kid, I had severe pain in my feet sometimes where I couldn't walk.
I do not have any pain in these bones now that I've been running since May 2012. I wear Saucony Guide 5

One thing that also may have caused a difference is that I used to run barefoot when I was around 16 -- 10 miles a week. This may have strengthened my feet.

Also: If you go on running shoe websites, they often have a "shoe finder" where they ask you questions about the way you walk/run. :)

Edited by: BETH4780 at: 9/15/2012 (16:59)
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MANDB09 Posts: 16
9/13/12 7:39 P

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Those bones are called "accessory" (sp?) bones. I had them when I was younger, too. Due to the extreme pain they caused me doing anything athletic and pain from most footwear, I had them removed when I was 14 years old. I saw a podiatrist who then referred me to a surgeon. I now have two matching scars on the inside of my feet, but have never had another days pain from these bones. Honestly, I tried every shoe imaginable and many different orthotics trying to get relief from this, but wasn't ever able to until the surgery. Sorry that I'm not able to give you better suggestions, but it is nice to know there is someone else out there with this same thing!

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9/13/12 10:36 A

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9/9/12 4:47 P

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Hi everyone,

does anyone else have this kind of 'bone' at the side of the foot too?
I know, it looks kinda freaky but I've had it all my life (and so does my father.., so I know it's just a genetic thing). Unfortunately it starts bothering me as soon as I start running/jogging... I went to see a doc about it and he said probably a different kind of shoe would be the only solution... (No x-rays or anything were made of the foot at that time!)
Now I've bought a new pair of running shoes that are even supposed to be better for supporting the mid foot strike etc. and both of my feet felt great while running! But towards the end the left one already started bothering me and I'm honestly worried about how it's going to be if I run 3x week from now on!...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

PS: We're currently living overseas and not in the US! Stores specifically for runners where they analyze your stride etc. is not an option here! Just wanted to mention it! emoticon

Edited by: MOMOF2GREMLINS at: 9/9/2012 (16:48)

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