Bummer about your neuroma. You could still do a lot of hip strengthening movements like side lying leg lifts, clamshells, and bridges, to strength the smaller stabilizing muscles that support good biomechanics. I had a neuroma many years ago and found that my peroneal muscles (lateral lower leg) were crazy tight. I did a bunch of manual work on them as well as foot mobility stuff, and that helped it go away. It still occasionally rears its head but if I focus on good hip extension while running, it’s fine. I’ve seen in my massage practice that people with neuromas also have tight hips and quads, so working on lengthening the hip flexors and quads can help you be able to get full hip extension in running. Good luck!
Neuroma and lower body strength training suggestions
Was diagnosed with a neuroma in my foot about three weeks ago, have had the condition for about five weeks total. I’ve stopped running during this time as well as strength training for my legs while it seems to be slowly getting better. Mainly been doing core, upper body, and aero bike workouts. Are there any suggested lower body/leg exercises I can do that will help me maintain my strength without aggregating the neuroma? Guessing stuff like split jumps and possibly lunges are out, but how about squats, and dead lifts and similar exercises with less impact?
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