Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Plantar facii-whatsis

So after many moons of untreated foot pain I have been diagnosed with Plantar Faciitis in my right foot only. This apparently happens when over time you develop small tears in your Plantar Fascia ligament.
Now I am being forced to wear ugly shoes, stretch my foot, not go bare-foot, ice my foot and use ibuprofen every day.
I think this will also cause obesity given that I am supposed to rest for a while and then not use my beloved paved track in order to use the much unbeloved and longer outside track at Green Lake.
Normally I would ignore medical advice, but my foot totally hurts. And after the hell that was my MRI, I have no intention of going back to the scary radiology office of doom.
Grumble snort. It just seems very unfair that my right foot is forcing my left foot to have to wear an ugly shoe.
Well I can catch up on the comics I've been missing. My increasing potbelly will support comics more securely and help me blend in at comic conventions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too suffer from this condition of the right foot, but my treatment extents to bedtime as well. My doctor has fitted me with a mangled ski boot for sleeping. Nothing is hotter than 3 blue velcro straps and a hard plastic base. I feel your pain.