Hi there! Well… here’s an update on my foot discomfort and following a good deal of exploration I have a list of web sites to share. It was tricky to locate details that was related to my foot pain for the reason that I feel it’s a working linked injuries. Most of the initial research success were typical foot maladies and not applicable.
In addition some of them were terrifying and stressful!
Do I have gout?
Do I have toe most cancers?!
Is that when you’re bitten in the foot by a Hammerhead Shark!??
* Scroll down for a url to methods for RUNNERS with Foot Soreness. *
First… considering that this is my blog site and my foot hurts and I have no friends to share this with – I’ll give ya an update on my foot.
Verify this post for My Foot Ache aspect 1 – we remaining of on Sunday.
Monday: Even with receiving aggressive with the RICE method on Sunday – I woke up Monday and was in a great deal of ache. It was incredibly unpleasant to wander. The ibuprofen, ice and elevation didn’t appear to be to assistance at all.
I named my doctor but could not get in until finally Tuesday. And when I manufactured the appointment they claimed there is not an x-ray equipment at the place of work so I’d will need a referral for that.
So I determined to go to Urgent Care.
At Urgent Care they took x-rays of my foot and didn’t see nearly anything.
As in… I don’t have bones??!! I’m a slug?!
I mean they did not see a stress fracture – which I understood was likely to transpire from my analysis. Stress fractures are actually hard to see on x-ray in the little bones of the foot. Many web sites reported they normally don’t look in x-rays and I’d want an MRI.
The Urgent Treatment health practitioner reported not to run and try other routines. If it still hurts in a week – simply call my medical doctor.
I limped back to my car… I was even now in discomfort, could not stroll on it, no analysis and now I was also getting depressed.
I continued to Rest, Ice, Elevate my foot. I did not do the ‘Compression’ portion of the RICE method mainly because my foot was swollen and delicate to strain. As it is I required to loosen my shoes as a lot as attainable!
Tuesday: Doctor’s Appointment – I instructed my medical professional about the x-ray and she agreed that it wouldn’t display a stress fracture. An MRI would be able to exhibit much more information and facts about what is likely on inside of my foot guts but it is highly-priced and she felt like it wouldn’t improve treatment.
Generally, she thinks it’s a worry fracture and we ought to deal with it as these types of. I can not do just about anything on my foot when I’m in ache so receiving an official prognosis would not that. I simply cannot run as extended as it hurts. I will need to ice it, put on a boot and rest.
I imagine it may possibly be tendinitis while. (I also observed it spelled as tendonitis.) Sad to say, most of the info on tendinitis in the foot is about Plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. So it’s been tough to determine out the variance in between a pressure fracture and tendinitis the best of the foot region.
I continued to Rest, Ice, skipped Compression, Elevate. And I took Diego to my friend’s home due to the fact I can not walk him ideal now.
Wednesday: I remembered a when back again I went to acupuncture when I stubbed my toe twice in one particular day. OUCH. I assumed I broke it and needed all the support to get it back to 100% as quick as possible.
When I went to the acupuncture appt the practitioner utilized a tuning fork on my toe to see if it was damaged.
I JUST REMEMBERED!!!
So I left a message on their voicemail to see if they nonetheless do that / the male is even now there that did that / can I get an appt? <- check back for that.
As of right now… I’m sad and stressed that I can’t run. But I’m trying to handle it with perspective and think about the big picture.
Yes, I have a lot of races coming up – it’s the Fall Half and Marathon season!! There are several races on my calendar!!
But what can I do?
I can’t run on an injured foot.
It wouldn’t really help me to force myself to run on it – since it would make the injury worse and recovery take longer. I’d rather not run for 2 weeks and get back to it with solid mileage than try to run again tomorrow… get in 2 miles and have to quit from pain… then run 4 painful miles this weekend and wake up with it worse the next day and extend my time off even longer!!
Yes, I need to train if I want to run the half marathon in October and full marathon in November.
But I don’t want to be injured. And I don’t want to fight with foot pain for the next 3 months dragging it out because I didn’t let it heal. I want this to be fixed so I can run a lot of races and put it in a good training cycle to run a faster marathon!
I think there are a few ways I can look at this situation:
A. You can’t run for 4 to 6 weeks. But once that time is up and you’re not in pain – you can start a new training cycle and choose a marathon at the end of that! Pick another race further out so you have time to train.
B. If you don’t run for 2 weeks you’ll lose fitness, gain weight, get slower and have to start over. Take a few days off and then try to run again asap!! You’re not going to be ready for your upcoming races!
And I want to focus on WHAT I CAN DO not WHAT I CAN’T DO.
- I can do strength training.
- I can do yoga. (That doesn’t hurt my foot)
- I can find a gym with a pool and swim.
- I can do some cardio crying.
- I can use the time I usually use for running for another hobby that makes me happy.
- I can consider starting a food blog called Meat Eat Repeat that’s all keto recipes?
My point is…
I’m still sad and stressed that I can’t run. But I want to be smart about how I’m handling it physically and mentally.
My Foot Pain part 1 (previous post)
Help I Broke My Toe
What Finally Helped My Broken Toe
Healthy Toenails Tips for Runners
*I’ll be back soon with a list of the resources and websites that were helpful in learning about what’s up with my foot.*