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What a Pain in The Foot - Uggh

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where those two little lines are.. Ouch.. You can't imagine how much pain can be
in one little space. But that is where the doctor says I have a possible broken bone,
or is really inflamed

After the Insane Inflatable event on Sept 6th, I had the proud warrior bruises of bruised toe nails, one coming off and one just ugly. As a diabetic, I went to my podiatrist for general purposes. Didn't really think it was an issue, but I've seen simple things on diabetics turn into major things in a heart beat. What I was surprised to learn was that I have a possible broken bone in my foot. It's either broken or really inflamed. The doctor can not tell the difference at this point. Xray looks jagged, but I will need an MRI to be sure. The pain in my foot is uncomfortable, no unbearable but its constant enough to remind me there's an issue. He gave me an ace bandage type of support to try and relive the pressure. He also told me I have a high arch, which means when I walk I go from the heel of my foot, directly to the ball of my foot.

The healing process is stay off of it. Which means no running, no walking, no biking etc. Everything meaning to stay off my foot. I will need to utilize swimming, stretching and strength training. It will be like starting all over again. Finding new exercises, new ways to challenge myself. It's not about stopping, its about changing the course as the journey requires. While I had a good pair of sneakers and two pairs of them. The doctor actually recommend a different pair for me, which he felt would be a better support. New Balance Model 811 and higher.

So a course change is in need, disappointed as I had several 5K's and 10K's scheduled. I will need to see what I will do and how I will approach this change in course.
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    I also have pain there from just walking. I had a partial joint replacement and that just made it worse. There are inserts that are designed to put a padded bump directly behind that area, which helps shift the pressure more to the back of the foot, where it belongs.

    In the meanwhile, allow the foot to heal. Stay off it as much as possible. there are exercises you can do without having to put pressure on that foot.

    By the way, I am not sure why you need an MRI. Bruised or broken, the treatment is to stay off it and let it heal.
    2452 days ago
  • AURA18
    Very informative blog. Get better Soon! emoticon
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    2466 days ago
    Ugh, at least you're already looking for alternatives! Hope you heal quickly, and find some great things to do along the way.
    2467 days ago
    ouch! emoticon emoticon
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  • VEG954
    Ouch is right!
    Did something similar over 3 months ago.
    It does take time to heal so please be patient.

    I have seen a thing that almost looks like a scooter that the leg of the injured foot rests on.
    The healthy leg is used to push it around. This allows you to be mobile.
    I know it sounds confusing.
    A company that deals with health care supplies should know all about it.
    I do know that my foot surgeon uses them all the time for his patients.
    If you are interested in one please let me know and I will get more info about it.
    2467 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) Bummer . . . major!
    2467 days ago
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