Sunday, August 12, 2007

Foot Pain

One of the unfortunate happenings this year, especially over the last couple months, as been the fact that I have developed tendinitis in my right foot. I started having pain off and on in my right foot probably late last year, but it was always pretty minor, and would only crop when I was putting too much pressure on that foot during exercises. A couple months ago, however, it really got quite bad, to the point that I went to see my doctor and he sent me to a specialist who diagnosed my problem.

Unfortunately, nobody really seems to know what to do with it. Giving advice to "not use that foot" really doesn't help when I need it to walk. I had actually gotten it into some decent shape a couple weeks ago, but then I tried to use an elliptical running machine at the gym last Monday and I really screwed it up bad. The tendon was obviously swollen on Tuesday and is still giving me enough problems that I have gone back onto the pain medication my doctor prescribed. Hopefully I'll figure out a way to get this thing fixed without having to go on disability from work to spend six weeks staying off of my foot.

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