Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Am I Just Paranoid?

The outdoor pool closed on Sunday. I am now trying not to be depressed that aside from horseback riding, I now have no outdoor activities. I miss being able to smell the damp trees in the morning and feel the sun and the breeze. I even miss having wet socks after a thunderstorm. But only a very little bit.
For the past week I’ve been having issues with my right foot. Last Tuesday it was a little sore. It felt a bit like it did after I tried running on the track—only then I figured it was because going three miles mostly on your toes is bound to make you sore in weird places. I also figured that if my left heel hadn’t felt ready to explode, that arch would have been sore too. So I didn’t worry about it, and it went away in about a week.

The best way I can describe it is like an itch, only under the skin. Sometimes when I twist my foot around in certain ways I can feel a pull. It’s not really painful as much as annoying—and worrying. I know I’m paranoid now because of my other foot problems, so I can’t tell if I’m making a big deal out of something normal or if I really should be concerned. I guess the best I can do is mention it in physical therapy tomorrow.

As for the left foot, it’s about the same as last week. Although the sensitive spot seems to have moved back toward the heel now, and I occasionally get a pull near the front of my arch. I’m hoping this is an indication that I simply overstressed both feet (although I haven’t done anything different) and it’s just harder to tell in the left foot with all the other stuff that’s going on there.
In the meantime, I’m staying in the pool and on the bike, and waiting.
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