Message from StrawberryArmada in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
I just learned how to run correctly recently
Last big thing I did were the marches in Cville
I figured I just did too much too quickly
Yes, I pointed that out on myself already. But the stretching and walking in pea gravel are remedies I know can work.
I also recommended early genuine medical intervention. The pain from it can wake you up at night. It took years for all my tendonitis-type symptoms to diminsh. If you ever get what feels like a sore muscle that never goes away, get to a doctor. Use Ibuprofen, stretching, massage, and Ice. And steriods.
I took some ibuprofen and iced my foot. It only started to hurt after standing up at work all day and when I first woke up on the back of my heels for a minute
Ah, if that mild should be easy fix. Try frozen water bottle trick to massage and ice at same time
If it goes away in a week or two could I do some light running?
Tendons take twice as long to heal as muscles. You'd be wise to wait 4 weeks to go running. That's why you have a bicycle and a place to swim, right?
Another trick is ro roll a ball on the floor under your foot when sitting down. A tennis ball works well.
This type of thing can turn chronic if not careful. Baby it a bit for a month, do lower impact things like Chuck saying, then start back gently.
I feel like all I've done are low impact things. I'm lucky enough my grandparents have a pool but I find it disappointing that the moment start making plans to run this happens
Work on your upper body with weights. Maybe lower body 10 days. If this turns permanent (like almost happened to me) it will cause you years of misery and sleepless nights.
I've got RLS so sleepless nights are the norm. How long should I take to work my way down to using minimalist shoes so this doesn't happen again?
some would say that shoes are the problem, and that barefooting is best. Some claim FiveFingers shoes are bad, some say they are good. For now, I'd recommend getting those Spenco Inserts inside normal shoes, and getting lots of massage, stretching, IBU, ice, and rest. Then try the duct-tape sock mocassins on pea gravel. This can take months or years to heal. Buy a better bicycle.
What is pea gravel? I'm not really looking at months to fix this am I? Like one day of walking around Cville couldn't have ruined my tendon?
Pea gravel is rounded small gravel. It is found in some driveways. It is not the crushed gravel you usually see, and it moves around and never really forms a solid surface.
I injured my shoulder once in a rodeo. I did not listen to my doctor, and took off the brace and started catching baseballs before I should have. By not following my doctor's orders, the injury went on a long time. Go see a doctor, and I think he'd agree that a month off is what you need.
I've heard since it was an unusual amount of stress that I don't normally have it may heal quickly
I'm fine with taking a month easy
But if this last years I may as well just give up entirely
A month of swimming or bicyclling, and upper-body lift is not giving up. I bet you're a long-distance fag, and like most of those you need the upper body workout anyway.
I used to be a runner, too. Sorry if I my specualtions were wrong or insulting, it was meant to be funny.
My best Two-Mile run was 11:02. I'm still pretty pround of it.
Proud, I meant.
I'm trying to get into long distance and free running
And I never even got to run in my transitional shoes and my foot is already messed up
Some blame shoes for mankind's physical problems. I can't stand barefooting, personally. After 14 days of rest, you might try hiking. And you should look into the arcane theory of "grounding." -Which involves hiking in mocassins. SEE wwwDot.moccasinscanada.com/mens/moccasin-boots/earthing-cork-moosehide
Is hiking really the best option since that's pretty much the cause of this?
I've always felt unnatural in big shoes but my mother always forced me to wear them.
Good question. I like hiking, and never had the same problems from that as running. "Earthing" with moccasins gets your foot bones and muscles a little work-out.
I'd be up for something like that once it doesn't hurt to walk anymore. Unfortunately I can't get out of my long work shifts
My podiatrist taught me how to tape my feet, and ordered 500 dollar inserts. I'd suggett Spenco Total Support insoles, which are less than 30 bucks: https://www.amazon.com/Spenco-Total-Support-Insoles-Womens/dp/B008CJNTI6?th=1
@StrawberryArmada Night splints worked wonders for my plantar fasciitis. I only had to wear them a few nights and it was gone, after weeks of pain.
Do you know where I can get one?
Walgreens or cvs
This is one I like the best. Got at Walgreens
What's up brother?