Sherlene spent an hour on my feet and calves at noon today. She reserved me Thursday afternoon and Friday morning in case I need to go back. We'll see.
It is not planters peanut disease* because it's not in my heel. It's not neuroma because it's not between my 3rd and 4th interspace. She remarked that I had hard callouses on the front pads of my feet meaning I must be landing on my "toes" a lot. I took that as a compliment because that's what I always remember from coaches: Run on your toes; don't be a heel striker (like Jon in Michigan).
After laying her hands on me she pretty much determined that I had a lactic acid overdose. Remember all that unbridled speedy work in the last two weeks? Possible suspect. Nevertheless, Sherlene popped a ton of crystals off my tendons in some of the most unusual places.
* I refuse to spell out what it is really called because I never want to know.
I had no less than six cramps during the course of her work from which she was able to trace down to more hidden pockets of crystals to demolish. Some she found had me jumping off the table in pain but I knew it was for a good cause (and I'm a sucker for remedial pain; aren't you?).
I got up and put my NB 991s back on which have good support and cushioning even though they're beyond running condition. They looked great with my suit. I could still feel the pinch across the joints just below where the toes connect. I feel it when I push off although the motion of stretching my toes is not a cause of pain. I am performing self abuse to my foot at every opportunity to work out crystals that I can find. Ibuprofin may be a good idea too. (Now's when I wish I had some butazolidan like I had back in high school when they treated me for soccer injuries. Horses are given it to reduce hoof swelling. I feel like a race horse.)
Meanwhile I am also trying a Snickers cheesecake remedy to see if it does what my sweet tooth tells me it can do for my foot. Frankly, I think my teeth are anarchists trying to get me fat.
The jury is still out on the foot. We will see how it feels in the morning.