10 weeks man!
That's a long time...
Turns out it's a nerve issue; something* is causing / putting pressure on the nerve in the top of my foot, giving me the numb style pain I'm getting.
At a bit of a loss as to what to do, she ultra sound-ed the foot, then went even more high tech and used interferential therapy - it's basically a small scale slendertone system (you know, the electrical pulse belt that gives you rock hard abs?!) and can be applied to any area of the body (careful !).
Then ensued the thumbs, which didn't hurt too much compared to my previous dealings with elbows and IT bands...
So, I'm not to run whilst I still have this issue, and I'm to do foot stretching and strengthening exercises.
I'm pretty gutted - I was feeling positive going to the physio thinking lets get an action plan for getting back to running, but right now, I don't ever see a time when I'll be able to run pain free, or not be in pain because I've run.
So for now, running will need to take a back seat, maybe I'll just get a load of cats and be a crazy cat guy.
Disclaimer: There is nothing wrong with cats, or people who have them.
*but the physio doesn't know what, how it would be best treated, or had treated a condition like this before, yaaayyy!