Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I emailed the podiatrist since my foot has been bothering me ever since I came out of the boot:
Hi Dr. X,
It's been 2 months post-boot and I'm still having soreness mostly along the outer edge of my foot but some on the inner edge/arch. I've been doing ankle/foot exercises (calf raises, writing the alphabet with my foot, toe scrunches, inner and outer ankle pulls using an exercise band). It seems like it starts feeling sore after I've been walking for a minute or so. It also seems worse if I wear a stability shoe and/or have superfeet insoles in my shoe. I have tried doing some running. It doesn't really hurt more when I run than when I walk. Is it okay to run?
Is it normal to still have the ankle issue after this long. I have not had a single day without some sort of discomfort since I've been out of the boot. I'm ready to amputate.
This is the reply:
I'm sorry too hear that you're still having soreness. To be quite honest with you, your case has been somewhat bewildering to me and as such I don't have great answers for you.
My best recommendation is to stick with the the principal of trying to avoid doing things that make your foot hurt. Pain is the body's alarm system and system of protection. I'm afraid this is the best advice I can give you.
I'd be happy to see you again in person if you want to discuss this further.
I guess I'm on my own. Not walking around is not an option.