Hey Guys! I just wanted to give you a quick update about what I found out about my foot. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know. But, if not, here you go. It’s not great news, but it could be a lot worse. My foot isn’t broken!! Yay for that! But, I won’t be running anytime soon.
I finally broke down and went to see a podiatrist about all the pain I have been having in my foot. They took X-rays and thankfully they were all clear. No stress fractures, which is what I had been worried about and what the nurse kept saying it probably was.
Since they were clear, the doctor asked lots of questions. He asked me if it was gradual pain or all at once. When I told him it was all at once when I was running hills, he got this weird look on his face and asked why. I said I was training for a race and was doing some hill repeats. He was still looking at me like I was crazy and asked why again. Finally, we figured out that he thought I was saying “heels” and he couldn’t figure out why I would be training to run on my heels. Once he figured out what I was saying, he knew exactly what was wrong with me. He started feeling around on the top of my foot and every time he pressed on a tendon, I about came out of the chair. It seriously hurt so much that I had tears in my eyes.
I have tendonitis in all of the tendons on the top of my foot. He said this was caused from up and down hill running. He said there is more stress placed on the tendons on the top of your foot when doing that.
Then, he looked at the outside of my foot and said that I have peroneal tendinitis, which he said is more serious, and it was more than likely caused from overuse.
He put me in a boot, and said I have to completely rest my foot in order for it to heal. Which is going to be so hard! So, I am in a boot for a while and then maybe therapy after that depending on how it feels.
I’m just so thankful that it’s not broken! And, if it had to happen, I’m glad it happened now so I can quit worrying about trying to run in the heat! 🙂 Seriously, 97 degrees at 9 am is waaaaay too hot! I guess there’s always a silver lining! But, from now on, I will listen to my body and stop putting off injuries. I should have had this checked a couple of months ago when it happened. So for now I’ll be working on strength training and weights – just nothing that will put any pressure on my foot.
Now you’ll know why I won’t have any running updates for a while.