Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I even tried on those Virbrams, and g-d help me, they made my foot feel better, even in the five minutes I walked around the store in them.
Maybe it was because I caused the rest of my foot so much trauma by trying to separate my little toe to fit into those 'five fingers', that I created more pain there than with my initial problem.
When it came down to it, I couldn't spend $85 and up and walk around in those things, even though I have an athletic trainer working for me who swears by them.
There are physicians I work with that I have just never gone to for medical advice or attention. But before I made an appointment with a podiatrist, I sought out some internal counsel. Turns out the doc use to be........ta da.....a podiatrist.
So, there in the office, Dr. V looked at my foot.
There was no swelling and I couldn't quite replicate the pain, though it was present. Oh - and I should mention that it is no longer restricted to just my arch - it now radiates up to and past my ankle. He knew immediately what it was: my Peroneal Tendon.
The immediate treatment is ice and ibuprofen. What a moron I am. It never occurs to me to take a pain killer for - duh - pain. I still don't remember to take it like I should, especially for the anti-inflammatory. It's taken months to get to this pain point, it will take quite a while for it to go away, but at least there is an answer.
And it didn't cost me a thing......except 3-4 months of pain.
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