Wednesday, May 18, 2011
OMG maybe 3rd time's the charm. Or 4th. Ugh.
My computer has frozen a few times today and I've lost a big blog entry each time.
Anyway the Dr. Office was cool. They had little buzzer things like at casual sit down restaurants when there's a wait? To tell me go hand my insurance and ID to be copied, then again to tell me a nurse is coming to look for me. haha.
Then they took Xrays, and the exam room has an LCD display showing trivia, until the nurse came in and pulled up my page with a history timeline at the top and thumbnails of my X-Rays that the Dr was able to enlarge, zoom and adjust the contrast/darkness.
BAM - I got a heel spur! It looked like a little hook on the bottom of my heel, pointing toward my toes. Stupid thing.
So anyway, she said my achilles was non-reactive so she's not too worried about that, and my pain level in the heel is very low - so we're starting with some good running insoles (green superfeet) and getting me supportive shoes for everyday life, and specific stretchs and an exercise w/ a resistance band thingie.
So that led to several hours looking to find the least ugly shoes that also gave me proper support. I got some.
I didn't do any ST yesterday - but I DID find time somehow to cook some rice and some chicken and pack a bag with lunch and snacks for the rest of the week. WOOT. And I did my stretching. And also I'm to take two Naproxen Sodium in the morning and again in the evening with food.
I had no supportive shoes before other than my running shoes, I didn't take Naproxen as a regimen only occasionally and mostly not for the heel pain. haha. Headaches or cramps or whatnot. And I stretched after running, and wore my strassburg sock, but not a really consistent throughout the day stretching and exercise plan. So I'm hopeful that these changes will help. In any case I have a followup appointment in 2 weeks.
Some of the shoes I got:
Also got a pair of Crocs Sandals that are actually kind of cute (I couldn't find a picture! rats!) and some of those old school Adidas slides w/ the nubby massage insole thingie.
I took a picture of all my "ugly" shoes lined up. HAHA. I'll post that later. They're not really ugly, they're just not really my style, but I think I did a good job of finding the best of the worst.