A Hopeful Prognosis

This is just some of the debris from around our yard due to the very unusual Nor’Easter storm in October. This has finally been picked up by the town, but required many painful-to-my-foot trips from the back yard to the curb.

This is just some of the debris from around our yard due to the very unusual Nor’Easter storm in October. This has finally been picked up by the town, but required many painful-to-my-foot trips from the back yard to the curb.

I had a follow up appointment with my podiatrist yesterday and was conditionally discharged. Progress has been made on reduction of pain from my plantar fasciitis with the combination of the 500mg naproxen 2x per day (reducing swelling), icing, massaging the heal, wearing the boot at night, and resting my foot. Almost zero exercise has taken it’s toll in other ways, however. The weight has continued to creep up – because you cannot diet without exercise. So, I have started back on the Precor AMT machine at both the YMCA and the gym at work. I’m generally good for at least 30 minutes, then need to back off the resistance or I start to get a few twinges in the right foot. I’ve been very careful to stretch it out afterwards which helps quite a bit. I’ve had a few painful days, but only after being on my foot all day and, ironically, wearing my Brooks Ghost running shoes all day (casual day at work).

 

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