Hello! I've been slowly getting introduced to minimalist running and have been spending the past 4 - 5 months transitioning with the help of a very knowledgeable physio. However, there has been an issue that I'm curious about and would like some other perspectives on. My body: i was diagnosed with scoliosis a while ago but it has become very minor to the point that its barely noticeable. However, I have a very noticeable patch of muscle on the right side of my back that rubs over my ribs with an audible crack when I raise my right arm (no pain). An acupuncturist (former MD for 25 years) says my right hip is slightly elevated and the vertebrae have a slight tilt to one side as well. I am a type 1 diabetic for 15 years (26 years old) but I have no eye or kidney problems or show signs of complications. My foot: I notice that my left foot pad (around the proximal phalanges) is slightly more swollen on the 2/3/4 metatarsal area. I'm not sure why. I can only attribute this to the misalignment of my body, where I might be putting more pressure on one side of my body than the other, and thus causing the swelling in my foot from the repeated impact. I had peroneal tendonitis a few months ago which was a real pain and I'm wondering if my problem is a result of damaged tendons or just body misalignment. (ultrasounds of the ankle showed tendons were okay, but I still get swelling in my foot??). Thanks for reading. I know its a lot of information, but I figured it'd be better to provide more detail than less for the kind doctors on this forum.