Wednesday, April 20, 2011


A few weeks ago I went on about my injured foot....and the new shoes I purchased.   Those did not help, though I didn't really think they would be the answer.

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.

Who knew?

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.

Song by:  Squeeze


Cubby said...

Uh oh, I should have skipped your blog today. Now I'm freaked out.

You tried on the Virbrams, presumably barefoot since wearing socks would make them unwearable. Then you didn't buy them? Now they're back in the box waiting for some unlucky victim to put them on after your feet were in them? Ewwww. Ick. Ewwww.

And how many other men had their dirty stinking feet in them before you, and what new and interesting fungi now live between your toes? More ewwww!

I'm going to think about this every time I buy new shoes for now on. I'm going to have to get some Chinese slave children to make me a pair of Nikes that are guaranteed unworn.

david said...


Thank god he dd not recommend amputating your foot below the knee. I think they always recommend rest and anti-inflatories with a follow up. THe hard part for you will be resting your foot. Feel better.

Ur-spo said...

I once went to a podiatrist
who turned out to be a psychiatrist.
He said 'there is something seriously wrong with you! Your nose is running and your feet are smelling!"

Anonymous said...

What store did you try on those Vibrams?

Nice feet, btw.

Blobby said...

Well, "anonymous", I tried the Vibrams on at Geigers in Lakewood.

Is it possible I only have 'nice foot'? I don't see two there.

As for Cubby's comment: the store makes one slather their feet in "hand" sanitizer before trying on such shoes.

Cubby said...

Thank you for clarifying, Blobby. I think you just saved me years of therapy!

D said...

I hear you talking, but I can't concentrate while looking at your yummy hairy legs !

cb said...

Dude. I gotta tell ya... I LOVE my Vibrams.

Just get a good color, and it will look more like an athletic shoe.