I went to the podiatrist this morning, because despite running this morning I DO NOT want to run on an injured foot if I should be staying off of it. I needed to know what is wrong with my pata and how I can fix it. The verdict, is just as I suspected: tendonitis. That is actually good news, since the other options of a stress fracture or something similar would mean serious time off running and a boot.
The prescription to fix tendonitis in my foot:
– Lighten up the running this week
– RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
– an anti-inflamatory to relieve pain and swelling
– wrap it up before a run
– Biofreeze pain relieving gel
I have a follow up appointment in 4 weeks and hopefully I fully healed by then as it’s 2 weeks before the Full Mary!
The doctor was very understanding that I was a runner and No Running was NOT an option. He just advised me to scale back this week and listen to my body. If it hurt more stop, or if it gets worse go back and see him.