Friday, October 26, 2012

Another Foot Update! With a Picture of My Feet

Well I've been in the cursed boot for a month exactly now, and guess what? I'm no longer in it! Woohoo! I was in a lot of pain last week, so I decided to go for a second opinion and see a doctor who knows feet. Turns out that I don't have a stress reaction after all...

I was diagnosed with peroneal tendonitis.

To say that relief washed over me with this diagnosis would be an understatement. So what's next? Well, I'm in this snazzy brace for the next 6 weeks.


I'm also jumping right into physical therapy with my favorite PT. I see my doctor again in November, and I just can't wait to run again. My doctor's exact words were "we just want to get you back to normal." Thank you, doc!

So in the mean time, I'm going to be strengthening both my left and right foot because I'm naturally loose jointed and don't want this to be an issue with either of my feet again. I'll also need to wear a brace, potentially on both ankles, when I run, but I'd rather that than no running at all.

He also thinks that I didn't have a stress reaction at all, especially after yesterday's x-rays. So, my gut was right when I was in pain last week and knew I shouldn't be still having not run since August 18th.

Happy Friday friends! Good luck to anyone running MCM this weekend!

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15 comments:

Neely said...

I hope your foot gets better soon :(

Elle Sees said...

i was complaining about my shin splints but dang! at least the cast is getting smaller :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ugh man. And here I was simply wanting a foot massage!

Amy Powell said...

well that's progress! good luck girl! hope you get back to running soon :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad you are getting this figured out, girl!

Alisha said...

Goodness, girly. Well hopefully therapy will help strengthen your muscles and ankle. I want to get back in to running, but can't seem to find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning to run. I even went to bed with my sports bra and running shorts on, set my alarm, but when it went off I snoozed… I'm such a slacker. Where do you find the motivation to keep running??

Good luck with therapy! xo

femmefrugality said...

Yay for the boot coming off! I hope everything gets taken care of quickly! Maybe switching to a new PT will help.

Deidre said...

Glad you got a second opinion! And strengthen seems like a super good idea - because who needs injuries?

Adam said...

Thank goodness the boots gone though

Krista said...

What a relief to be on the right track. And no boot...whoohoo! Have a great weekend Amanda!

Natalie said...

It can only go up from here! Glad the boot is off!

Meghan said...

You will get over this soon enough and will only be that much stronger! I cannot wait to see you crush some future races, girl!

Sarah said...

I hope you get better soon!! It's good your doing PT - I bet that will definitely speed things up. Does the DR have a guess as to when you'll be able to run again? 6 wks?

Christin said...

glad they figured it out. Thinking about you!

Molly Jac said...

Aw Amanda :( Geez I feel shitastic that I have known none of this. Ugh, I'm so sorry!

In honor of you...I think I may just have to kill myself and run. Because I take that for granted way too often.

Praying for you sweet girl and I just know they will fix you right up and you will be back to normal before you know it!