Monday, November 02, 2009
I recently upped my pace on the treadmill and on Saturday I stayed on longer and even did 1 minute at 4.5 mph! That was running for me and it felt great, although I was definitely at my limit. However, my right foot seemed a little sore afterwards, but then it seemed better later so I didn't think too much about it. This morning I again attempted the same thing, but only did 30 mins on the 'mill as my foot hurt more, seemed better about halfway through, and then hurt during cool down. Did my ST earlier, so I decided to leave. Got home and checked my foot and the "pad" underneath the big toe was noticeably swollen.
After 15 mins of an icepack, I called my chiropractor and was able to see him. He said it happened because I was putting my foot down wrong and rolling inward on the area that was swollen. My leg length was off by at least 2", the most he's ever seen on me and maybe on any patient ever. I told him I didn't want to be a record holder of that sort. He wasn't too happy that I had been jogging/running, but finally said that I could "speed walk" if I got new shoes. That won't be happening anytime soon, so I am more than a little disappointed at this setback.