Monday, August 26, 2013
A few months ago I had an appointment with a foot doctor. On and off for several years I've had what, my mom, my family doctor and I thought was a toe fungus. At this appointment the doctor clipped a small piece of nail off the big toe of my right foot and said she'd send it to the lab to get tested.
Next, she looked at my orthodics and running shoes. From my running shoes she could easily tell that with my left foot I walk normally, heel toe. My right however I don't. I walk mainly on my toes, toe, heel. Also my right leg is .7 cm shorter which might be 1 reason I've always limped. My orthodics; basically there she said next time I need a new pair she would recommend a couple changes.
BUT the big issue: she also said that based on what she's seeing she: 1) recommends I don't do too much walking or running and 2) when I eventually, get a full-time job I get something where I am not on my feet all day. She's worried that 10-15 maybe even 20 years down the road, I could potentially get hip arthritis because of the way I walk.
BUT, but..I can't give that up! I get that cycling and swimming might be better for me but walking and especially running give me this "high' that I need! I love it!
What do I do???