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The Podiatrist

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

He walks in on little cat feet
Looks at my feet, and history,
Orders x-rays,
Then, hiding behind a screen, he returns and shoots it full of something.

At least I didn't kick him.

I'm home in much more pain than I was. It is strapped for 2 days then I switch to cute little elastic things with a foam ball attached that goes under my foot. For 2 weeks. I can pick up an anti-inflammatory tonight. Hopefully that will stop the throbbing.

No walking. No exercising. Though I can get in the pool if it is warm enough after I can take off the strapping. He doesn't know how much activity I do in the pool.

Well, I guess its okay. Virtual 5K trainings and walks keep on happening all the time. I can start that up again after the foot is ready for it.

But I was doing so well.
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  • DS9KIE
    hope your foot is feeling better
    1974 days ago
    Okay, for everyone I scared, "Shooting it full of something" was probably a bit strong. Because the cortisone, B12 and a 3rd ingredient have done their jobs.!! The foot is SO MUCH BETTER today!!! It's like a miracle, and some of you might have offered up prayers that made that happen, but my foot DOES NOT hurt today.

    That makes it very hard to stay off of it and not go do my training. It needs to stay strapped 24 more hours, so no swimming, but I hope to be back in rare form tomorrow, with at least some pool time.

    PKBOO3 I couldn't have gone on a vacation the way I was pre-appointment. I would have been traveling with a wheelchair. emoticon

    I couldn't have gone last night after treatment either.

    But I'm raring today with an anti-inflammatory to take once a day and a cream to rub on the area once the strapping comes off. Fear not. They know what they're doing. Anyway, you might need a different treatment.

    I've been to podiatrists before and I never needed a shot. The last time, I needed 1 1/4" heels and a lift in my right shoe.

    And if he/she says you should stay off of it for an extended period of time, you probably should be staying off of it. You don't want to do any permanent damage. Sometimes we stay away from doctors because we don't want to hear a bad diagnosis. Sometimes we don't want to have to put up with the treatment. Either way, we usually wind up paying for that foolishness in bigger problems on down the road.

    1975 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/26/2012 2:49:58 PM
  • PKBOO3
    Wow! He shot your foot full of something? What was it? That's scary that he would hurt you. I have a podiatrist appt next week. He better not shoot my foot full of anything. I haven't gone on my vacation yet & I would hate that he made my foot worse right before I leave! Wonder if I should reschedule until after the vacation?!
    1976 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear that you are in more pain after your visit to the doctor than before emoticon It is not always easy to trust docs when they seem to cause more pain than they treat. Hopefully allowing your foot to rest will bring you healing quickly.
    If you are looking for ways to get some exercise in without using your foot, there are some chair cardio workouts in the SP videos that worked well for me when I sprained my ankle last year.
    Sending you hugs and wishes for healing emoticon emoticon
    1976 days ago
    He didn't confirm the chiropractor's diagnosis, For now he is saying I have a pinched nerve. Don't care, as long as it gets better. So I'll do what I've been told. Definitely goes against my nature, but there won't be any learning curve to sitting in my recliner with my feet up.
    1976 days ago
    You are STILL doing well! You are taking care of yourself!
    I wonder if the podiatrist gave you a diagnosis?
    1976 days ago
    Hope your foot feels better soon Good Luck
    1976 days ago
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