I went to a Podiatrist today to talk about a.) my bunions, and b.) the pain in the bottom of my foot I was having.
Pretty encouraging doctor visit, I will say. Both can be fixed. One easier than the other.
The pain in the bottom of my foot is indeed tendinitis. It's caused by the second metatarsal being overloaded because of the way my first metatarsal pushes over. In other words, my big toe is pushing toward my second toe and causing the tendon to become inflamed. The fix? Modify my orthotic with a little pad.
I'M CLEARED TO RUN!!!
He could clearly see I have bunions, that was an easy diagnosis. (Right now my main concern is my right one - it is the one giving me all the pain.) How bad are they? Clinically, they're bad. After getting X-rays however, medically they are not *that* bad. In other words, they look a lot worse than they are. That my friends, is good news. The fix? Surgery! My bunion will be cut off, the big toe broken (cut) and straightened and two screws inserted. Now if that doesn't sound fun, can you tell me what does? This surgery will have me out of commission for FOUR LONG WEEKS. I'll be able to put weight on it in a week but can't do anything "active" for at least four weeks. I will wait until the fall to have this done.
I have a running date with a friend and her dog in the morning. In the mountains, of course!
06/25 - 3.35 mile walk, Yoga class
06/26 - 2.5 mile walk
06/27 - 2.5 mile walk
06/28 - 3.35 mile walk, 13 mile bike ride, Yoga class