Hello! Well … here's an update on my leg pain, and after much research, I have a list of sites to share. It was difficult to find information that would be relevant to my leg pain, because I think it is an injury related to running. Most of the first search results were common foot diseases and were not applicable.
PLUS some of them were scary and stressful!
Do I have gout?
Do I have leg cancer?
This is when a hammerhead shark bit you in the leg! ??
* Scroll down to find a resource link for RUNNERS with Foot Pain. *
Firstly … since this is my blog and I have a sore leg and I do not have friends to share this – I will give you an update on the leg.
Check out this post for My Leg Pain, Part 1 – We Left Sunday
Monday: Despite the fact that I began to aggressively apply the RICE method on Sunday, I woke up on Monday and was in severe pain. It was very painful to walk. Ibuprofen, ice and altitude did not seem to help at all.
I called my doctor, but could not get in until Tuesday. And when I made an appointment, they said that there is no X-ray machine in the office, so I need a direction for this.
So I decided to go to the emergency room.
In "Emergency Medical Aid" they did an X-ray of the legs and did not see anything.
How in … I have no bones ?? !! Am I a slug ?!
I mean, they did not see a stress fracture – which I knew would come from my research. Stress fractures are really hard to see on x-rays of the small bones of the foot. Several websites have stated that they often do not appear in X-rays, and I need an MRI.
An emergency doctor said not to run and try other activities. If after a week it still hurts, call my doctor.
I limped back to my car … I was still in pain, I could not walk on it, did not make a diagnosis, and now I am also depressed.
I continued to Rest, Ice, Raise my leg. I did not “squeeze” the RICE method because my leg was swollen and pressure sensitive. Like me, I needed to loosen my shoes as much as possible!
Tuesday: Doctor's appointment – I told my doctor about the X-ray, and she agreed that she would not have a stress fracture. MRI will be able to show more information about what is happening in my gut, but it is expensive, and she felt that this would not change the treatment.
In fact, she believes that this is a stress fracture, and we should treat it as such. I can’t do anything on my leg when it hurts, so getting an official diagnosis is wrong. I can’t run while it hurts. I need him to cool, put on his boot and rest.
I think it could be tendonitis, though. (I also saw that it is written as tendonitis.) Unfortunately, most of the information about foot tendonitis is associated with plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. Therefore, it was difficult to understand the difference between a stress fracture and upper foot tendonitis.
I continued Rest, Ice, missed Compression, Raise. And I took Diego to my friend’s house because I can’t walk him right now.
Wednesday: I remembered that some time ago I went on acupuncture when I kicked twice in one go. UCH I thought I broke it and wanted all the help to get it back to 100% as quickly as possible.
When I went to acupuncture, a practitioner used a tuning fork on my toe to see if it broke.
I JUST REMEMBERED!!!
So I left a message in their voicemail to find out if they all do it / the guy is still there who did it / can I get app? <- check this out.
At the moment … I'm sad and I stressed that I can’t run. But I am trying to cope with this in terms of perspective and think about the big picture.
Yes, I have a lot of races – this is the fall season and the marathon !! There are several races on my calendar !!
But what can I do?
I can’t run on an injured leg.
It really would not help me to force myself to run on it – as this will aggravate the injury, and recovery will take longer. I would rather not run for 2 weeks and return to it with a solid mileage than try to run again tomorrow … run 2 miles and get away from pain … then run 4 painful miles this weekend and wake up worse this next day and extend my time more !!
Yes, I need to train if I want to run a half marathon in October and a full marathon in November.
But I do not want to get hurt. And I don’t want to fight the leg pain for the next 3 months, dragging it out because I didn’t let it heal. I want this to be fixed so that I can participate in many races and have a good training cycle to run a faster marathon!
I think there are several ways to look at this situation:
A. You cannot run for 4 to 6 weeks. But as soon as this time runs out and you won’t be hurt – you can start a new training cycle and at the end of this choose a marathon! Choose another race so you have time to train.
B. If you do not run for 2 weeks, you lose fitness, gain weight, become slower and must start all over again. Take a few days off and try to run away again as soon as possible! You will not be ready for the upcoming races!
And I want to focus on WHAT I CAN’T DO, WHAT I CAN’T DO.
- I can do strength training.
- I can do yoga. (This will not hurt my leg)
- I can find a gym with a pool and swim.
- I can do a little cardio crying.
- I can use the time I usually use for running for another hobby that makes me happy.
- Can I start a food blog called Meat Eat Repeat that has all the keto recipes?
My point of view …
I am still sad and stressed that I can’t run. But I want to be smart about how I deal with it physically and mentally.
My leg pain part 1 (previous post)
Help me break my finger
What ultimately helped me break my finger
Useful Tips for Runners
* I will be back soon with a list of resources and sites that helped to find out what happened to my leg. *