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.